May 25, 2016
Spot truckload freight rates and volume both saw no improvements for the week ending May 21 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and network of load boards. However, load-to-truck ratios increased and diesel prices have been rising sharply, an indication that spot rates may pick up soon.
May 11, 2016
Truckload rates on the spot freight market increased sharply in two of the three equipment types during the first week of May, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.
May 10, 2016
Two separate measures of spot market truck freight volume turned lower in April following an improvement the month before.
May 5, 2016
The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.
April 27, 2016
The number of available spot market loads slipped 2% while posted capacity was flat during the week ending April 23, according to DAT Solutions and it of load boards, leaving rates nearly unchanged.
April 20, 2016
A decline in available freight and an increase in truck capacity pushed spot truckload rates down across all three equipment types during the week ending April 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
April 19, 2016
A measure of truckload linehaul rates moved lower last month compared to a year earlier for the first time since May 2010 as intermodal freight rates continued their downward slide.
April 13, 2016
Spot freight rates eased off the gas as spot truckload volume dipped 1% and the number of posted trucks increased 6.2% for the week ending April 9, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
April 11, 2016
Spot market freight volume got a 38% percent boost from seasonal freight in March, but the DAT North American Freight Index remains at one of its lowest levels in years, according to newly released figures.
April 6, 2016
Spot truckload volume increased 11% during the week ending April 2 as shippers moved freight out the door to close the first quarter on a high note, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
March 30, 2016
A rally for spot truckload rates and load-to-truck ratios seen the week before turned out to be short lived with overall lower freight volume moving lower for the week ending March 26, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
March 23, 2016
Led by strong regional demand, spot truckload rates rose across all three equipment types during the week ending March 19, hitting their highest levels in at least a month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
March 16, 2016
Spot rates for refrigerated truckload freight are trending higher in the key produce states of California, Texas and Florida, while cargo volume posted a 10% increase over the past week, according to DAT Solutions.
March 15, 2016
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
March 9, 2016
Following a dismal February performance, Spring has sprung on the spot freight market, with rates moving higher in all three trucking categories for the first time in several weeks.
March 2, 2016
Despite greater demand for truckload services, national average van, reefer, and flatbed freight spot rates all slipped for the week ending February 27 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
February 24, 2016
Shippers and brokers posted more loads on the spot market for the week ending Feb. 20 while the number of available trucks moved slightly lower, according to DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards, but rates held steady during the time of year they usually gain at least a little.
February 17, 2016
Spot-market load availability moved a little higher last week, but it was not enough to outweigh a gain in truck capacity, with rates continuing to fall.
February 10, 2016
UPDATED -- U.S. spot-market load availability fell 5.6% during the week ending Feb. 6, with the number of van and refrigerated loads dropping 17% and 12%, respectively, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
February 3, 2016
Load-to-truck ratios on the spot truckload freight market got a bump during the week ending Jan. 30, possibly due to pent-up demand after the previous week’s storms, but that failed to materialize into better freight rates which were also down for the entire month.
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