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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.

September 9, 2014

Cass Freight Index Advances, Freight Spending Slips

North American freight volumes bounced back in August from a normal July dip, but it did not lead to a similar increase in freight spending, according to the Cass Freight Index.

September 3, 2014

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Rates Move Little

The number of posted loads on the spot-freight market outpaced available truckload capacity across all three major equipment types Aug. 24 through Aug. 30 compared to the previous seven days, however, rates generally remained in a holding pattern.

August 27, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Hold, Freight Availability Down Slightly

The summer doldrums appear to have kicked in on the spot freight market, with rates barely moving for the second straight week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

August 21, 2014

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher

Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.

August 20, 2014

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Rates Stabilize

Spot market freight availability has increased nicely in the most recent period while rates appear to have ended their recent decline, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

August 13, 2014

Spot Market Freight Availability Stable, Rates Generally Slip

The amount of freight available on the spot market remained stable over the past week, while rates have improved little if any, according to freight matching service provider DAT -- but things could turn around soon.

August 13, 2014

Cass Freight Index Posts Usual Summer Decline

The freight logistics sector slowed in July, following a seasonal trend, with both freight shipments and freight payments down 3.9% from the previous month, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

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