ORLANDO, FL. Spot freight market pricing and other data provided by DAT has been added to the monthly “Trucking Activity Report” issued by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) , as well as to other information services distributed to ATA members. The new data partnership with DAT, operator of trucking’s oldest spot marketplace, was announced at ATA’s annual management meeting.
"We've always prided ourselves in being a leader in information about the state of the trucking industry," said Bob Costello, ATA’s chief economist. "By adding DAT's data on the spotmarket for freight, we'll be able to provide an even more complete picture of the country's dominant industry for goodsmovement.”
DAT’s real-time data on contract and spot market rates reflect $24 billion in actual freight transactions, according to DAT sr. VP David Schrader. "Our relationship with ATAreflects our evolution as a business supplying actionable information to the trucking industry,” he said.
As part of the new agreement, DAT is providing ATA with its U.S. Spot Market Freight Index, an early indicator of truckload freight trendsin general based on an average of 90 million loads andtrucks annually for vans, refrigerated trailers and flatbeds. In addition, DAT is providing ATA its Spot Market Truckload Rate Index,which is based on$13 billionof contract transactions and$11 billionof spot transactions involving carriers, shippers, and brokers of vans,refrigerated and flatbed freight.