DAT Transcore

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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.

September 5, 2013

Spot Freight Availability Jumps While Rates Sit

Load availability on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets shifted into high gear last week, but rates did not follow along.

August 27, 2013

Rates and Freight Generally Down on the Spot Market

New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT show available freight on the spot market has fallen over the past week.

August 21, 2013

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Strong Despite Weekly Drop

Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.

August 14, 2013

Weekly Spot Market Rates Inch Up Following Best July on Record

Activity on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets, along with most rates, have crept slightly higher over the past week, following a dip the week before.

August 8, 2013

DAT: July Spot Freight Level Beats June for First Time on Record

The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.

July 24, 2013

Spot Freight Rates and Loads Show a Few Signs Of Improvement

DAT reports from July 7-13 the number of loads increased in the U.S. by 2.7% compared to the previous seven days, however, two out of three sectors showed a drop in number of loads to trucks.

July 17, 2013

DAT North American Freight Index Rises Seasonally in June

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 2.2% in June, compared to May, according to newly released figures. Spot market rates rose 4.5% for vans.

July 10, 2013

Spot Freight Turns Around in Early July Following Disappointing June

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets improved the first part of July after trending downward most of last month. DAT reports from June 30 through July 6 the average rate for van and flatbeds moved 3.2% higher, compared to the previous seven days.

July 8, 2013

Spot Market Freight Levels and Rates Bounce Back in June from May

While June was a better month than May for spot market freight, it still was nowhere as good compared to the same time a year ago. However, things are expected to improve, at least month-to-month.

June 26, 2013

Spot Freight Rates Move Higher for Flatbeds, Reefers Expected to Surge

There has been a bit of a turnaround when it comes to freight rates on one of the nation’s biggest freight matching service providers.

June 20, 2013

HOS Log: A Two-Day Trip Becomes a Three-Day Trip

How will the new hours of service rules affect typical 1,000-mile hauls? A few of the new rules can make the timing of a driver's on-duty hours critical to a successful trip. For example, the lane from Chicago to Houston, typically a two-day trip, could be tricky under the new HOS rules.

June 19, 2013

Ready for New HOS Enforcement on July 1st?

Draw a big, red circle around July 1 on your calendar. That's the date when the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration will officially begin enforcing the new hours of service regulations for all commercial motor vehicles that are involved in interstate commerce.

June 19, 2013

Spot Market Freight and Rates Fall During Most Recent Week

Spot market loads and rates are down over the past week according to new figures from the freight matching service provider DAT TransCore.

June 17, 2013

Spot Market Freight Moves Higher in May from April

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 5.6% from April to May. Compared to May 2012, when freight reached an all-time high, freight volume fell 13%.

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