Spot Market Loads Increase, Rates Don’t Improve

May 23, 2013

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The number of loads available on one spot market board has surged over the previous week but rates are stagnant during the same time. DAT/Transcore reports May 12 through 18 the number of loads available in the U.S. increased 6.7% from the previous week.

The number of loads available posted healthy gains in the van and reefer categories, moving up 9.9% and 11%, respectively. Flatbed loads increased much less, at just 1.5%.

Rates either held their own from the previous week or fell. Rates for flatbeds unchanged for an average of $2.15 per mile. Vans and reefers saw a decline of 1.1% to $1.79 per mile and 1.4% to $2.12 per mile, respectively. This came as fuel prices during the period increase 0.6%.

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