DAT Report Shows Loads Rise 83% in February

The latest DAT report of spot freight market activity showed an 83% increase in freight volume in February from last year to a new single-month record.

March 13, 2014

December Load-Board Activity Rises, DAT Says

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Load-board activity in December rose 10%, led by refrigerated loads, capping two quarters of unusually strong seasonal volume, according to DAT, a load board owned by TransCore.

February 18, 2014
Business, Fuel

Comdata Inc. Agrees to Pay $100 Million as Part of Settlement With Truck Stops

Fuel-card provider Comdata Inc. and three major truck-stop chains announced they have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging anticompetitive practices that resulted in higher processing fees for smaller truck-stop businesses.

January 27, 2014

Load-Board Activity Increases in December, DAT Says

Spot market freight activity increased 10% in December on DAT’s load boards, bucking the usual end-of-year trend, said the company, which is part of TransCore.

January 15, 2014
Business, Safety

Flawed Safety Data Penalizing Many Fleets Under CSA Program, ATA Report States

Flawed data and methodology used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program have created “tens of thousands” of statistical anomalies, according to an American Trucking Associations white paper released last week.

December 16, 2013
Special Coverage, Business

ATA Adds DAT’s Freight, Rate Data to Activity Report

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations announced an agreement with load board operator DAT to add spot market freight and rate information to the trade association’s monthly activity report and other products.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 21, 2013
Business, Fuel

Comdata Launches Updated Fuel Payment Software

Comdata Corp. has launched an updated version of its FleetAdvance fuel payment software that allows for increased data analysis.

October 10, 2013

Agency Resubmits Plan to Cut Quarterly Reports

The federal government is trying once again to eliminate the requirement that nearly all trucking companies submit quarterly financial data to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, calling the requirement “outdated” and unnecessary.

June 3, 2013
Business, Fuel

Comdata Starts Processing Cardless Fuel Transactions

Comdata Corp. said it has started processing cardless fueling transactions using radio-frequency identification, while two major truck-stop chains work to install the wireless technology at all of their fueling locations.

August 13, 2012