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.
July 30, 2014
Freight rates on the spot market, along with the number of loads available, have hit their typical seasonal slump, according to new figures released from the freight-matching service provider DAT.
July 16, 2014
Spot market freight rates has declined across the board in the most recent week, following healthy gains the week before, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
July 9, 2014
Rates on the spot market soared over the past week, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT. Flatbeds led the hikes gaining 4.1% June 29 through July 5, compared to the previous seven days, hitting $2.54 per mile.
July 1, 2014
One fleet manager says the driver shortage is even worse than is publicly being reported, with rates going through the roof on some lanes, because both fleets and shippers want to maintain a competitive advantage.
June 18, 2014
Package delivery giant UPS on Tuesday said beginning December 29, in the United States, dimensional weight will be used to calculate the billable weight of a shipment on all UPS Ground services and UPS Standard to Canada packages.
Compared to the same time last year, truckload linehaul costs in May averaged 5.8% higher, an increase that is consistent with those of 5.7% in April and 6% in March, according to the latest Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
They increased 1.1% during the second week in June compared to the first week, for an average of $2.07 per mile, with it made up of $1.59 per mile for the linehaul charge and 48 cents for the fuel surcharge.
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