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March 26, 2015

Flatbed Demand Picks Up in Spot Market

In a mixed week for the spot market, Flatbeds saw the only gain again continuing the trend in demand for the trailer type.

March 23, 2015

Truckload Rates Improving, Intermodal Falling

A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.

March 18, 2015

Flatbeds Post Only Increase in Spot Market Rates Over Past Week

The average flatbed rate on the spot market picked up a little more steam while rates in the other two sectors remained stable as both the number of loads to move and truck capacity increased.

March 11, 2015

Rates for Vans, Reefers Gain Momentum on Spot Freight Market

The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the biggest increase on its network of load boards was in the van segment.

March 10, 2015

Economy Still Sending Mixed Signals as Capacity Crunch Looms

Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.

March 4, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Recover Over Past Week

Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

February 25, 2015

Truckload Linehaul Rates Increase Nearly 8%, Intermodal Declines Slightly

Linehaul rates in the truckload sector posted a significant gain last month, according to newly released figures, while a separate report shows a drop in intermodal rates for the first time in more than a year.

February 25, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Stabilize as Cargo Volume Increases

Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

February 18, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Continue Decline as Capacity Rebounds

The amount of freight available to haul declined 4.5% the second week of February compared to the week before while capacity increased 10%, causing rates to slide in the major equipment categories for the third straight week.

February 16, 2015

DAT: Spot Freight Rates, Volume Post Seasonal Decline in January

Volume plummeted 27% compared to the same time in 2014. It was the first year-over-year decline in 19 months for the index that measures spot truckload freight demand and capacity.

February 11, 2015

Spot Market Rates Continue Decline Despite Increased Freight Availability

The amount of freight available on the spot market has increased, but rates are doing anything but following in the same footsteps, hitting their lowest levels in at least four weeks.

February 10, 2015

Freight Spending, Shipments Decline from Month Before, Up Over 2014

North American shipment volumes and total spending on freight both dropped in January, according to the Cass Freight Index, but they were also at their highest level for the month in at least three years.

February 5, 2015

ComFreight Matches Trucking Companies with Freight

ComFreight is a mobile web app that helps match freight with empty truck space. Carriers and independent truckers can use the app to connect with large commercial shippers and freight brokers to fill free capacity.

February 4, 2015

Aljex Integrates Software with Freight Pricing Platform

Aljex Software is partnering with Logistical Labs to integrate Aljex’s operations software with the Logistical Labs LoadDex platform.

February 4, 2015

Spot Market Rates Continue Drifting Down

Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 29, 2015

Truckload Linehaul Rates Increasing, Intermodal Slowing

A measure of truckload linehaul rates show they rose 7.4% in December compared to the same time in 2013.

January 28, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Fall as Capacity Increases, Available Loads Decline

Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 21, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Down, Vans Below $2 for First Time Since May

Rates on the spot market continue moving lower while truckload capacity jumped, the first indication of a more typical slow, winter freight season, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 14, 2015

Big Spot Market Freight Gains in December, Year Begins on Down Note

Spot market freight volume was atypically strong for the season in December, while rates also moved higher, according to the truck freight load board operator DAT Solutions and its latest North American Freight Index.

January 7, 2015

Spot Reefer, Flatbed Rates Rise as 2014 Ends, New Year Begins

Activity and rates on the spot freight market picked up slightly as 2014 ended and the New Year began, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

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