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Should I Use a GPS for Fuel Taxes?

Should I Use a GPS for Fuel Taxes? Posted on 06 Mar, 2017 By Gary Land  Filing IFTA fuel taxes is all about keeping accurate records. Do you have all your fuel receipts? Do your drivers’ trip sheets cover every mile for all distance traveled? Do you know how many miles were driven in each […]

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

Is the Freight Recession Really Over? Posted on 28 Feb, 2017 By Matt Sullivan  At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. A month later, other analysts from around the industry started to come to the same conclusion. Since then, we’ve been in the middle […]

New Load Board App Gets You Home

New Load Board App Gets You Home Posted on 01 Feb, 2017 By Matt Sullivan  One of the perks of having a DAT subscription is being able to use the DAT Load Board for Truckers app for Android – the most powerful load board app available for owner-operators, carriers, and dispatchers. We recently added some […]

Final Stage of MC Number Rule Suspended

Final Stage of MC Number Rule Suspended Posted on 01 Feb, 2017 By Gary Land  DAT DIRECTORY & CARRIERWATCH Use the DAT Directory to look up any carrier or broker in the DAT database by MC number or DOT number. To look up carrier authority, insurance and safety records of ALL carriers (even those who aren’t DAT […]

5 New Regulations that Could Change Trucking

5 New Regulations that Could Change Trucking Posted on 09 Jan, 2017 By Gary Land  With the new ELD mandate going into effect in less than a year, trucking companies will be dealing with a very different regulatory landscape. All interstate motor carriers will be required to have their trucks equipped with electronic logging devices […]

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over Posted on 02 Jan, 2017 By Mark Montague Categories: Trucking Industry Trends Tags: Broker, Carrier, Shipper The freight recession is over. That 18-month malaise was triggered by the worldwide collapse of oil prices at the end of 2014. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight […]

How to Make a Trip Sheet

How to Make a Trip Sheet Posted on 25 Oct, 2016 By Matt Sullivan Categories: Trucking Regulations Part of the paperwork that truckers have to keep on file is their trip sheet. Those come into play when it comes time to file IFTA fuel taxes. In this episode of DAT’s Runnin’ Legal, we asked Gary […]