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May 13, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Spring Back to Life

Rates for spot market truckload freight posted gains in two of the three major sectors May 3 through May 9 compared to the previous seven days, according the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

May 11, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Generally Down In Past Month, Year

Spot market freight volume in April followed a typical seasonal pattern, declining 10% from March, while rates posted a more moderate drop

May 6, 2015

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue Slipping

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market decreased 2.9% and capacity fell 1.8%, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

April 29, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Weaken as Capacity Increases

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market decreased 2.4% while capacity increased 4.5% during the week of April 25 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

April 22, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Drift Down Over Past Week

National average spot truckload rates drifted down during the week ending April 18 compared to the previous week, according to new figures from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

April 15, 2015

Spot Market Flatbed Rates Continue Moving Higher as Vans, Reefers Pause

Rates on the spot freight market continue crawling slowly upward in the flatbed sector but remain stagnant in the other two major categories.

April 13, 2015

March Spot Freight Rates Up from Previous Month, Year Earlier

Rates on the spot freight market posted gains last month compared to February and the same time a year earlier, according to the latest reading of the DAT North American Freight Index, based on activity from its load boards.

April 8, 2015

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Flatbed Rates Higher

The spot truckload freight market followed seasonal patterns during the week ending April 4 as load availability increased and capacity tightened, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

March 11, 2015

Rates for Vans, Reefers Gain Momentum on Spot Freight Market

The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the biggest increase on its network of load boards was in the van segment.

March 9, 2015

February Freight Volume Falls 37% From Year Ago

Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?

March 4, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Recover Over Past Week

Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

February 25, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Stabilize as Cargo Volume Increases

Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

February 18, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Continue Decline as Capacity Rebounds

The amount of freight available to haul declined 4.5% the second week of February compared to the week before while capacity increased 10%, causing rates to slide in the major equipment categories for the third straight week.

February 16, 2015

DAT: Spot Freight Rates, Volume Post Seasonal Decline in January

Volume plummeted 27% compared to the same time in 2014. It was the first year-over-year decline in 19 months for the index that measures spot truckload freight demand and capacity.

February 11, 2015

Spot Market Rates Continue Decline Despite Increased Freight Availability

The amount of freight available on the spot market has increased, but rates are doing anything but following in the same footsteps, hitting their lowest levels in at least four weeks.

February 4, 2015

Spot Market Rates Continue Drifting Down

Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 28, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Fall as Capacity Increases, Available Loads Decline

Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 21, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Down, Vans Below $2 for First Time Since May

Rates on the spot market continue moving lower while truckload capacity jumped, the first indication of a more typical slow, winter freight season, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 14, 2015

Big Spot Market Freight Gains in December, Year Begins on Down Note

Spot market freight volume was atypically strong for the season in December, while rates also moved higher, according to the truck freight load board operator DAT Solutions and its latest North American Freight Index.

January 7, 2015

Spot Reefer, Flatbed Rates Rise as 2014 Ends, New Year Begins

Activity and rates on the spot freight market picked up slightly as 2014 ended and the New Year began, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

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