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February 13, 2014

Spot Market Freight Availability Second Best on Record, Rates Up from 2013

Spot market freight availability rose 24% in January, exceeding December levels for only the second time since 1996, according to new figures from the the freight-matching service provider DAT.

February 12, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates and Load Availability Jump

Freight rates and the number of load available on the spot market posted impressive gains over the past week, according to just released numbers from the freight-matching service provider DAT.

February 5, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Hold Steady

Recurring storms and strong month-end demand for capacity helped keep rates elevated on the spot truckload market during the week ending Feb. 1 compared to the previous seven days, according to a composite of the DAT network of load boards.

January 29, 2014

Spot Truck Freight Volume and Rates Drop

After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.

January 22, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Gain in Two Out of Three Major Catagories

Freight activity and rates on the spot market remained elevated last week after a surge of freight following winter storms the week before, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

January 15, 2014

Spot Market Loads Jump 74% Last Week, 2013 Rates and Activity Better Than 2012

Activity on the spot market skyrocketed the first full week of the year, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT, but rates lagged.

January 8, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Start Off 2013 Generally Higher

Rates in the three major categories on one of the nation’s leading spot markets for freight increased or held steady over the past week, according to newly released figures.

January 2, 2014

Spot Market Rates Jumped As 2013 Drew to a Close

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.

December 18, 2013

Spot Market Freight Levels Continue Improving, Rates Up in Majority of Segments

Spot market freight activity continued picking up steam the second week of December, following some improvements the week before as well as in November.

December 12, 2013

Bond Fallout Could Mean One-Third Fewer Brokers in 2014

The FMCSA has revoked the operating authority of 8,180 brokers since Dec. 2, the date the federal agency began revoking authority from brokers without a $75,000 bond.

December 4, 2013

Spot Rates Increase Across the Board Due to Better Load-to-Truck Ratios

Freight rates have posted their first across the board increases for the first time in several weeks on one of the nation’s largest spot markets.

December 1, 2013

Spot Market Rates Barely Improve Despite More Freight

The amount of freight on the spot market has jumped considerably over the last week, but rates have improved little, according to freight matching service provider DAT's latest numbers.

November 6, 2013

Spot Market Freight Conditions Slightly Better from Week Before

Total spot market loads available to haul increased 4.9% Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 compared to the previous seven days, while spot market capacity fell 2.3%.

October 30, 2013

Spot Market Rates and Freight Weaken

New figures from the freight matching service provider, DAT, show spot market load availability fell 5.7% Oct. 20 through 26, compared to the previous seven days.

October 16, 2013

Spot Market Freight and Rates Take a Big Dive

The amount of cargo to haul and rates paid for it, on one of the nation's largest spot markets, has declined across the board during the most recent seven-day period.

October 9, 2013

Spot Freight Rates Increased as September Ended

Freight rates are generally up on the spot market while the amount of available freight has declined a little.

October 2, 2013

Spot Market Rates Fall for Vans and Reefers, Flatbeds Recovering

The amount of freight, along with rates, are both generally down on the spot market, according to one of the nation’s largest freight matching services.

September 26, 2013

Spot Freight and Rates Stronger Than Usual for September

DAT overall spot market load availability increased 2.3% September 15-21, compared to the previous seven days. This follows earlier released figures showing August was down 1.8% from the month before but was up 16% compared to the same time a year ago.

September 18, 2013

Spot Rates Drop Despite More Available Freight

A lot more freight has been available on the spot market over the past week, but it has also pushed rates down. New figures released from DAT show total spot market freight needing to be moved increased 22% September 8-14, compared to the previous seven days.

September 11, 2013

Spot Rates Rise as Freight Level Drops

Rates on the spot market have increased over the past week as the level of freight has declined, according to DAT.

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