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March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Slip Again, Intermodal Rates Better Than Year Ago

A measure of truckload linehaul rates fell again in February, but it is expected to improve, according to newly issued figures, while a gauge of intermodal rates posted its largest gain in just over four years.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Ease Slightly Following Jump

After a 17% jump the previous week, spot truckload freight volume increased a modest 1.3% during the week ending March 11 while rates gave back at least part of their gains from the week before, according to DAT Solutions' network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Rise as Volume Soars

Spot truckload freight volume jumped 17% for the week ending March 4 compared to the previous week while rates responded with the first week-over-week increase in national averages in more than a month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Volume Up Slightly Over Past Week, Rates Flat

Spot truckload freight volumes improved a bit during the week ending Feb. 25 thanks to a 7% gain in flatbed load posts, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates were virtually unchanged.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Level Off Following Gains, Declines

Spot truckload freight rates appear to have stabilized after flatbeds trended slightly higher the past few weeks while vans and reefers moved downward, according to new figures from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Intermodal Freight Rates Jump, Truckload Linehaul Slips

Intermodal rates rose in January by the largest amount in more than two years, while truckload linehaul rates retreated, according to one measure.

Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Fall While Flatbeds Keep Climbing

The flatbed market continued to be the brightest of the three major spot truckload sectors last week, according to new numbers released by DAT Solutions, based on activity from its load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Drops Slightly as 2017 Begins

A measure of the spot truckload freight market edged downward in January as the level of freight settled into a typical post-holiday pattern, though at significantly elevated levels compared to this time last year.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Soften Over Past Week; Flatbeds Keep Inching Up

A 7.7% gain in spot truckload freight volume and a 2.1% dip in capacity were not enough to buoy spot truckload rates during the week ending Feb. 4, according to DAT Solutions and activity from its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Fairly Stable Despite Lower Freight Volume

Spot truckload freight volume continued a seasonal decline, falling 12% for the week ending Jan. 28 compared to the previous week, but overall rates moved little, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 19, 2017 - Industry News

Outlook for Freight Activity Seen as Improved

Graphic: Cass Information Systems

Three measures of freight activity and spending were mixed, according to new figures, but the outlook for their performances has improved, according to Cass Information Systems.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat as Truck Capacity Jumps

While truckload volumes increased 18% on the spot freight market a 34% hike in available truck capacity sent both rates and load-to-truck ratios lower for the week ending Jan. 14, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Market Sees Weekly, Monthly Gains

Unseasonably high freight volumes combined with higher fuel prices and rough winter weather pushed spot truckload rates upward to start 2017, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, while a separate measure showed the market improved for the sixth straight month in December.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump, Capacity Tightens at Year’s End

Strong load-to-truck ratios during the final week of 2016 led to some of the highest spot truckload rates of the year, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Overall Freight Shipping Levels, Rates Better than They First Look

Graphic: Cass Information Systems

While a measure of total U.S. freight shipments in October broke a string of being in negative territory for 20 months, November fell back while separate reports for the month show an improvement in intermodal rates for the second consecutive month while truckload linehaul rates turned lower.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates, Loads Ease Following November Gains

The November Freight Index reflects a continued pattern of unseasonably strong freight volumes in the spot market starting in July. Graphic: DAT

The amount of freight available to haul from the spot truckload market surged in November as rates generally moved higher, according to newly released figures from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, while both slowed a little during the first full week in December.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Load Availability Soars, Rates Inch Higher Over Past Week

The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market surged last week compared to the previous week as expected, following the Thanksgiving holiday, while rates moved to their best levels out of the last four weeks, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Move Little; Van, Flatbed Ratios Rise

Spot market truckload freight rates during the Thanksgiving holiday week remained in the same fairly narrow range they have been for the past month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Cass Freight Measures Post First 2016 Gains

Two measures of freight shipping posted their first year-over-year improvements in more than 12 months, indicating there has been more than the usual fall surge in shipment volume.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip Over Past Week

Following some improvements with both rates and freight availability on the spot truckload freight market the first week of the month the following week was one that gave back some gains.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Availability Hits Second Highest Level of 2016

While October was the second strongest month for spot market freight availability so far this year there were only small improvements in rates, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions and its North American Freight Index.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Rise for Vans, Reefers as Demand Increases

Spot market truckload rates and the amount of available freight posted gains for the week ending Nov. 5 as the number of trucks posted slipped, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Load Availability Falls as Rates Barely Move

Image: DAT

While the number of available spot market loads fell and rates showed only little improvement in the final week of October, freight volume during the month was better than a year ago, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Steady as Available Freight Increases

While there were slightly more loads and trucks on the spot market during the week ending Oct. 22, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, rates moved little from the week before.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Freight Index Disappoints After Offering ‘False Hope’

After offering a glimmer of “less bad” hope in August, one measure of freight shipments data in September disappointed.

Tags: Economy, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

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