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December 30, 2015 - Industry News

Last-Minute Spot Freight Boosts Pre-Christmas Volume

Refrigerated freight volume showed unexpected strength on the spot market as the number of posted reefer loads fell just 1% for the week ending Dec. 26 compared to a 20% drop that’s typical during a holiday week, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.

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December 23, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Rates Slip for Vans, Reefers; Surge May be Ahead

Image: DAT

Rates on the spot freight market slipped in two of the three main sectors for the week ending Dec. 19 as the amount of cargo to move fell slightly, according to DAT Solutions per its network of load boards.

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December 17, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Lose Momentum Following Recent Improvements

A rally in spot truckload freight rates appears to have fizzled last week, as truck capacity jumped 21% while available freight fell 18% compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Freight Rates, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions

December 11, 2015 - Industry News

Monthly Spot Freight Measure Falls, Rates Tick Higher

Following an established seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 15% in November from the month before, largely due to a drop in demand for flatbed trucks, but there were slight improvements in rates including into this month.

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

December 10, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Rebounding as Dry Vans Jump

Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.

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

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Perk Up

Demand for freight to be moved on the spot truckload market outpaced available truck capacity during the week ending Nov. 28, as rates in the two of the three major sectors inched higher for a change.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 30, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Generally Hold, Demand for Capacity Rises

Pre-Thanksgiving shipping boosted demand for vans and refrigerated capacity on the spot truckload market during the week ending Nov. 21, but it barely had a positive result on rates.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Sink Again, May Be at Bottom

Increased truck availability and few available loads to move pushed spot market truckload rates down again over the past week, but one analyst says it's possible they have bottomed out.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: 3 Reports Show Uneven Freight Movements

Cass Freight Index of shipments. Credit: Cass

Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.

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

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Volume Grows for Reefers, Vans

Signaling the movement of holiday goods, the number of posted van and refrigerated loads on the spot truckload market increased as the rate in one of the three major sectors moved slightly higher for a change.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight, Rates Remain Mixed Proposition

Image: DAT

If you are looking to the spot market to move some freight, it remains a good news/bad news situation, based on recent numbers.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Rates Post Another Weekly Drop

There seems to be no let-up when it comes to weekly declines for rates on spot truckload freight market, as the amount of available cargo has also moved lower.

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October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Fall Again as Trailer Demand Slips

Following a surge to close out September, the number of posted loads on the spot truckload market dropped 11% during the week ending Oct. 10, according DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

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October 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Market Steady, Rates Down

Spot market freight volume remained relatively stable in September, edging down only 0.6% month over month as rates declined from both the month before and a year earlier, according to monthly numbers from DAT.

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October 7, 2015 - Industry News

Rates Fail to Follow Increased Load Posts on Spot Market

The number of posted loads on the spot market jumped 5.7% for week ending Oct. 3, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the end of the quarter while available truck capacity fell 4.5%, but the changes were not enough to advance rates.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Stuck

Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Show Little Post Labor Day Week Jump

Rates on the spot market showed little to no improvement over the past week, with little of the usual after-Labor-Day jump in available freight .

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue to Languish

Rates and the amount of available freight on the spot market continue to be lackluster, but there is an indication prices could pick up at least somewhat in the near future.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Volume, Rates Drop

Freight volume followed a common seasonal pattern of declining in August on the spot freight market as linehaul rates also moved lower, pushing the latest DAT North American Freight Index down for the second straight month.

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

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates Rebound Slightly

Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates finally recovered a little last week after a period of higher demand and declining fuel surcharges, while flatbeds continued to lose ground, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Continue Slide

Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Stable, Available Loads Drop

Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.

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August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Volume, Rates Post July Decline

Spot market freight volume and rates fell in July, following a typical seasonal pattern, according to the latest DAT North American Freight Index.

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August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up, Reefer Rates Improve Slightly

The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.

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

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

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