October 22, 2014
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.
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
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
CORRECTED -- UPS Freight is expanding its Density-Based Rating (also known as dimensional weight pricing) pricing option to all its customers.
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 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 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 have slipped as the number of loads available to haul also fell, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
September 17, 2014
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
August 8, 2014
Truckload freight availability remained elevated in July compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index released Friday.
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