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September 21, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Hit 2-Year Highs, Hurricane Effects Continue

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone but their effects on supply chains continue, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions, with spot freight rates remaining at two-year highs.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Hurricanes Could Cost GDP Half a Percentage Point in Q3

Noel Perry speaking at the FTR Transportation Conference. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Speaking about the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the FTR Transportation Conference, analysts estimated that the economic impact on the region could cost GDP 0.5% in the third quarter of 2017.

Tags: FTR, GDP, Spot Freight, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Economic Conditions

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump as Harvey Disrupts Supply Chains

In Hurricane Harvey's wake, the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and a tightening spot market pushed spot freight rates higher on 78 of the top 100 van lanes in the country.

Tags: DAT Solutions, Hurricane Harvey, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Fall for Second Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates moved slightly lower for the second week in a row as freight volume remained strong, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Rebound, Freight Volume Unusually High

We’re supposed to be in the dog days of summer but spot market truckload freight volumes are still higher than any month except June while August had a stronger start than any month in more than a year and a half, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Volumes Rise in Late July Push, Rates Move Little

An unusual surge of truckload freight led to higher-than-normal volume on the spot market for the week ending July 29, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but it failed to turn into any substantial rate increases.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Rates Remain Strong Amid Slight Demand Downturn

Among the bright spots mentioned in DAT Solutions' Truckload Rate report are a boost in activity and rates out of the Midwest. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

According to a report by DAT Solutions, the number of available loads on the spot truckload market slipped just 3% during the week ending July 22, better than expected for the middle of July.

Tags: Freight Rates, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Market Returns to Normal Following Holiday Surge

The spot truckload freight market returned to seasonal norms during the week ending July 15 as the number of posted loads increased 35% and truck posts added 28%, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Jump as Freight Activity Eases

Spot truckload freight rates surged for the week ending July 8 as the number of posted loads decreased 34% and truck posts slipped 19%, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates, Demand for Trucks Remain High

The number of posted loads gained 2.5% while truck posts dipped 1.2% on the spot truckload market during the week ending June 24, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Soar Along With Load-to-Truck Ratios

Graphic: DAT

Average spot truckload freight rates jumped sharply for the second straight week in all three major equipment types while load-to-truck ratios also headed much higher for the week ending June 10, according to new figures from DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

New Economic Indicators for Truck Freight Use DAT Truckload Data

Photo: Volvo

Broughton Capital, an independent financial research firm, has unveiled a set of tools for truckload industry market watchers called DAT Freight Barometers.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions, TransFX, Truckload

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Van Volume Jumps as Reefer, Flatbed Rates Inch Higher

National average spot truckload rates for refrigerated and flatbed freight increased during the week ending May 27 while the rate for van freight slipped due to a lower fuel surcharge, despite strong freight volumes.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Freight Rates Rebound Slightly

National average spot truckload rates for van and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 20 while the refrigerated freight rate remained at its highest mark since January, reported freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Reefer Rates Hit 4-Month High as Vans, Flatbeds Slip

Graphic: DAT

The national average spot rate for refrigerated truckload freight gained 2 cents for the week ending May 13 for $1.99 per mile, the highest weekly average rate in four months, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Higher Than Expected as Truckload Volume Dips

A gauge of the spot truckload freight market fell slightly last month but remained above levels from the same time the previous two years.

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

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Best Since January; Flatbeds Highest in Nearly Two Years

National average spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 6, with van and reefer rates at their highest marks since January, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Hold as Load Volume Gains Slightly

Graphic: DAT

The final week of any month usually means a bump in freight activity as shippers move goods prior to closing their books. However, the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards edged up just 2% for the the week ending April 29, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Steady, Freight Volume Inches Higher

Graphic: DAT

National average spot truckload rates for van, reefer, and flatbed freight all held steady for the week ending April 22, while prices in many major freight markets continued a slow springtime climb, according to DAT Solutions and its network load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Monthly Spot Truckload Freight Index Jumps 47%

A monthly gauge of the spot freight market moved sharply higher in March, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions, marking the first month-over-month increase of the year as shippers ramped up activity.

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

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Heat Up Despite Less Freight

Spot truckload freight rates posted impressive gains the first week of this month despite a small but typical decline compared to the week before, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, as shippers rushed to move cargo before closing their books on the first quarter.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Availability Increases, Rates Stable Versus Past Week

Spot freight rates over the past four weeks. Graphic: DAT

The number of available loads on the spot market jumped 7.1% during the week ending April 1 as shippers worked to finish Q1 on a high note, according to DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

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

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