DAT Transcore

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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%.

June 5, 2013

Available Freight on Spot Market Falls, Rates not Improving

The amount of spot market freight available at the end of May and into the first of June fell dramatically while rates barely changed. New figures from freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore show May 26 through June 1, the number of spot market loads available in the U.S. fell 19% from the previous seven days.

May 30, 2013

Spot Market Rates and Loads Generally Higher Over Past Week

Spot market freight availability is increasing while rates have generally headed higher. New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT TransCore show spot market loads increased 11% for the seven days ending May 25 from the week before.

May 23, 2013

Spot Market Loads Increase, Rates Don’t Improve

The number of loads available on one spot market board has surged over the previous week but rates are stagnant during the same time. DAT/Transcore reports May 12 through 18 the number of loads available in the U.S. increased 6.7% from the previous week.

May 14, 2013

April Spot Market Volume, Rates Down From a Year Ago

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index declined 16% compared to the record April high in 2012. The year-over-year freight declines were seen across all equipment types: van load volume declined, refrigerated loads slipped 10% and flatbed freight dropped 15%.

April 24, 2013

Spot Market Freight Rates Decline Over the Past Week

Rates on one of the nation’s biggest spot freight markets took an across-the-board decline last week while load volume barely edged higher.

April 22, 2013

Spot Freight Index Up 7.7% in First Quarter

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index finished the first quarter of 2013 up 7.7% compared to the first quarter of 2012 and rose 11% over the previous quarter.

April 10, 2013

Spot Market Loads Shrink While Rates Head Higher

The amount of freight on one of the nation’s biggest spot market providers shows the number of loads available has fallen dramatically over the past week.

March 26, 2013

Spot Market Freight Volume Falls In February, Rates Mixed

The freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore new North American Freight Index shows a return to post-recession freight volumes during February, following a record-setting January.

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