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February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Load Posts, Capacity Hold Firm as Rates Continue Decline

Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Market Truckload Rates Soar in January

Spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight set new records in January as capacity remained tight due to shipper demand and fallout from the electronic logging device mandate, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Continue Dip Amid Greater Trucker Capacity

National average spot truckload rates continued their decline into February but remain unseasonably high, according to new figures based on the DAT Solutions network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Drop for Third Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates continued trickling lower for the third straight week for the week ending Jan. 27, according to new figures release from freight matching service provider DAT Solutions. Despite this drop, rates remained higher than at any point in 2017, based on information from this network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Launches Online Spot Freight Platform

DTNA teamed up with Loadsmart to develop a customized version of the platform for the company's contract freight carriers. Image: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America is launching a new online platform to match its contracted freight carriers in the U.S. with the company’s spot loads through an app.

Tags: Spot Freight, Load Board, Daimler Trucks North America, Mobile Apps

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Demand for Spot Truckload Capacity Slows, Rates Edge Slightly Lower

National average spot van and flatbed rates fell slightly and the refrigerated rate was unchanged during the week ending Jan. 20 as there were fewer loads and an increase in truck capacity, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Rates Decline Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

National average spot truckload rates declined as the number of available trucks jumped 52% during the week ending Jan. 13, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, however van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rates remain higher than at any point in 2017.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Surge to Start New Year

Amid extreme weather and tight capacity, national average spot truckload rates saw double-digit increases during the week ending Jan. 6, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates End 2017 at Highs for the Year

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates ended 2017 at their highest point of the year as capacity tightened during the week ending Dec. 30. That’s according to newly released figures from DAT Solutions, based on its network of load boards, as the freight matching service provider also released its list of the top 10 hottest spot freight markets last year.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Retreat from Record Highs as Flatbeds Inch Higher

National average spot truckload rates for van and refrigerated freight eased down from record highs during the week ending Dec. 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

SoCal Fires Having Minimal Impact on Freight

Source: FTR, Truckstop.com

Despite current fires in Southern California surpassing the size of October’s Sonoma County blaze, the impact on the freight market has been limited, according to a report by FTR.

Tags: California, Fire, FTR, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Van Rate Rises Again Despite Decline in Total Volume

The national average spot truckload van rate increased 1 cent to $2.10 per mile during the week ending Dec. 9, touching a three-year high, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

California Fires: Impact on Freight Movement Remains Uncertain

Map of wildfires burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties Source: CalFire

Despite several wildfires breaking out across Southern California in recent days, the impact on trucking spot rates is not expected to exceed levels seen during the October wildfires in Northern California.

Tags: California, Fire, Natural Disaster, FTR, Spot Freight, Spot Rates

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Volumes Surge, Rates Remain Strong

Spot truckload freight volumes surged after Thanksgiving, as the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards jumped 64% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to newly release figures.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Reefer Rate Hits 3-Year High, Van Lanes Surge

While the short Thanksgiving workweek meant fewer loads and trucks posted on the spot truckload freight market demand for capacity boosted van and refrigerated freight rates, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Van, Reefer Rates Remain Near Peak Levels

The availability of spot truckload freight slipped 1.6% and the number of posted trucks rebounded 7.6% for the week ending Nov. 11, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Market Volume Jumps, Rates Move Higher

The availability of spot truckload freight gained 4.8% and the number of trucks posted slipped 3.2%, while rates remained unseasonably high, for the week ending Nov. 4, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip But Stay High

Graphic: DAT

The availability of spot truckload freight dipped 1.8% while the number of trucks posted fell 2.4% during the week ending Oct. 28, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Ease as Flatbeds Hit Two-Year High

The availability of spot truckload freight fell 10% while the number of trucks posted gained 7% during the week ending Oct. 14, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 12, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates for Vans, Reefers Rise Sharply

Spot truckload rates hit multi-year highs during the week ending Oct. 7, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, as the number of available loads fell.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Solutions

October 5, 2017 - Product News

Truckstop.com Offers Lane-Specific Spot Rate Forecasting

Screenshot via Truckstop.com

Truckstop.com, in partnership with FTR, has introduced the Rate Forecasting tool, which is designed to project spot market rates using historical paid rate data.

Tags: Forecast, FTR, Spot Freight, Spot Rates, Truckstop.com

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Capacity Tight as Spot Truckload Rates Trek Higher

The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market jumped 5.4% for the week ending Sept. 30 while tight capacity moved freight rates higher, according to new numbers from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Solutions

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Continue Moving Higher Following Hurricanes

The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market rose as freight rates moved higher again for the week ending Sept. 23, according to new figures from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

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

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