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November 20, 2014

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Advancing

Truckload linehaul and intermodal rates both posted big gains in October compared to a year earlier, according to newly released figures from the business intelligence service provider Cass Information Systems.

November 19, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Give Back Recent Gains

After recovering somewhat the week before, new numbers show spot market freight rates have turned lower or remain unchanged, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

November 13, 2014

DAT Freight Index Remains Higher Versus a Year Ago

Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

November 12, 2014

Spot Market Reefer, Van Rates Improve

Spot freight rates are gathering some momentum following a recent lull, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

November 5, 2014

Average Spot Market Van Rate Steady; Reefers, Flatbeds Down

The average spot van rate on DAT load boards was unchanged at $2.01 per mile for the week ending Nov. 1 compared to the previous seven days, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards

October 29, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Stagnate Over Past Week

Rates for spot market freight remain stagnant for the third straight week, according to a new snapshot of the market from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

October 27, 2014

ABF Increasing Rates More Than 5%

The mainly less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight has announced an increase in general rates and charges effective Nov. 3.

October 24, 2014

Con-way Freight Rates Heading Higher

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight said Friday it will implement a general rate increase averaging 4.7% for non-contractual business, effective Oct. 27.

October 22, 2014

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Rise

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, which measures changes in per-mile truckload linehaul rates, rose 6.7% year-over-year in September and increased 2.4% above the August level.

October 22, 2014

DAT: Spot Freight Rates Down, Still Relatively Strong

Vans reported the biggest decline from Oct. 12 through Oct. 18 compared to the previous seven days, falling 1% to an average of $2.01 per mile, though the rate has been above the $2 per mile level for most of the year.

October 21, 2014

UPS Follows FedEx with Rate Hike, Includes Freight Services

They will increase an average of 4.9% for UPS Freight along with the company’s ground, air and international operations for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

October 15, 2014

UPS Freight Expanding Availability of Density-Based Pricing

CORRECTED -- UPS Freight is expanding its Density-Based Rating (also known as dimensional weight pricing) pricing option to all its customers.

October 15, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Hardly Improve Over Previous Week

Rates on the spot freight market gained little ground if any, according to the latest weekly roundup of activity from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

October 14, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates, Volume Jump in September from Year Ago

Spot freight has seen 14 consecutive months of year-over-year peaks, according to DAT, but in a typical seasonal trend, freight availability declined 5.5% in September compared with August.

October 2, 2014

As Fuel Declines, Truckload Rates Remain Steady

As fuel costs fell last week, truckload rates remained steady across all major equipment types, according to a report by DAT.

September 24, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Dip from a Week Ago

Spot market freight rates have slipped as the number of loads available to haul also fell, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

September 17, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Gain in Latest Weekly Report

Freight rates on the spot market posted solid gains over the past week as the number of loads available has moved higher and capacity has jumped.

September 16, 2014

DAT: August Spot Rates, Freight Volume Higher Than Year Earlier

UPDATED -- Spot market freight volume continued to achieve record-setting levels in August, increasing 32% compared to the same month in 2013, while freight availability remained constant.

September 16, 2014

DAT White Paper Examines Causes, Results of Freight Capacity Crunch

Freight transportation capacity has been subject to enormous pressure from a number of sources for a little more than a year, leading to higher rates and even jeopardizing some long-standing business relationships

September 10, 2014

Spot Market Rates Increase Following Recent Lull

The increases happened despite a 19% drop in the total number of spot market loads available, due to an end-of-month push that coincided with Labor Day weekend.

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