DAT North American Freight Index

Stories in this category report on the North American freight index as tracked by DAT. They include analysis of index movement on a monthly basis. Also included are reports on availability of major trucking equipment types, U.S. average spot market line-haul rates for dry vans, and the load-to-truck ratio.

DAT North American Freight Index. Source: DAT
Truckload Freight | Aug 21, 2013 6:40AM EDT
The DAT North American Freight Index edged up 0.4 percent in July when compared to June’s level. This was the first time that the level in July was higher than in June since the Index was established in 1996. “Freight volume typically declines from June to July; the average month-to-month decline was 20 percent over the past ten years,” sad DAT in its monthly release.
DAT North American Freight Index. Source: DAT
Truckload Freight | Jul 22, 2013 3:04PM EDT
The DAT North American Freight Index slipped 9.5 percent year-over-year in June 2013, down to 1606, according to the latest release from DAT. This is the fifth straight month of declines.
DAT North American Freight Index. Source: DAT
Truckload Freight | Jun 24, 2013 12:12PM EDT
The DAT North American Freight Index dropped to 1571 in May 2013, down 13.3 percent year-over-year, compared with an all-time high in May 2012, according to the latest release from DAT. This is the fourth straight month of declines.
DAT North American Freight Index. Source: DAT
Truckload Freight | May 22, 2013 12:54PM EDT
The DAT North American Freight Index fell 16.5 percent year-over-year in April 2013, down to 1488, compared with a record April high in 2012, according to the latest release from DAT.
TransCore North American Freight Index. Source: TransCore DAT
Truckload Freight | Apr 24, 2013 10:09AM EDT
The TransCore DAT North American Freight Index stood at 1579 in March, putting it up 18 percent from the beginning of 2013 but down 4.5 percent year-over-year.
TransCore North American Freight Index through February 2013. Source: TransCore.
Truckload Freight | Mar 26, 2013 9:46AM EDT
The TransCore DAT North American Freight Index fell in February, returning it to post-recession levels after an “unusually robust” January.