ACT Research: DAT and ACT Team Up to Boost Analytics Services

DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the DAT One network for spot truckload freight and the DAT iQ analytics service, and ACT Research, the leader in industry analysis and forecasting services for commercial vehicle and transportation markets, have entered into an agreement that will enhance the service offerings of both organizations.  

Kenny Vieth_S67 (19)“By far, DAT maintains the largest database of truckload transactions than any other marketplace in the industry,” said Tim Denoyer, Vice President and Sr. Analyst at ACT Research. With more than 500-million loads posted each year, DAT iQ provides incredible detail about spot and contract rates through a database of $137 billion in annual market transactions. Kenny Vieth, the President of ACT Research added, “Joining forces to couple the power of DAT’s highly regarded RateView data, with ACT’s strategic forecasting services, will enhance our offerings to the industry.”

DAT QuoteKen Adamo, DAT’s Chief of Analytics, commented, “ACT Research provides a critical service to the industry. We’re excited about how our collaboration will enhance their spot and contract rate forecasting to benefit shippers, carriers, brokers, and all stakeholders alike.” 

ACT Research utilizes proprietary Class 8 equipment population and driver analysis, with award-winning economic forecasting, to predict DAT rates over a 2-3-year window. “We add value by applying our expertise in freight volume and capacity dynamics to predict where rates are headed in the future. The depth and breadth of DAT’s data will help us to further refine our forecasting accuracy,” Denoyer concluded. 

Tim Denoyer_S67 (6)ACT’s Q2’22 forecasts for DAT spot rates, net fuel, from a year out, were 98.7% accurate in the ACT Freight Forecast. The standard deviation of this data set on a quarterly basis is 19%. 

Both Adamo and Denoyer will be on stage at DATCON22, DAT’s annual user conference for transportation and logistics professionals, this October 5-7. The event will be held in Austin, TX, at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, and include workshops, networking events, and topical guest sessions. For more information about DATCON22, click HERE.

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, motor carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights based on 500 million freight matches and a database of $137 billion in annual market transactions. Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 indices.

ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. ACT’s analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as banking and investment companies. ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel. ACT Research executives have received peer recognition, including election to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics, appointment as Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council, and the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators’ Most Accurate Economic Forecast over a four-year period. ACT Research senior staff members have earned accolades including Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast, Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook, and USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters. More information can be found at

ACT’s 68th Seminar is scheduled for February 21-23, 2023. Look for more details on this event over the coming months and save the date for February’s event. When details are available, they may be found at

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