Spot Freight

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April 16, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat Yet Still Healthy

Following several weeks of increases spot market freight rates and the number of loads available have fallen over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 14, 2014

DAT: Record Spot Freight Drives Record Rates in March

In a year of a record amount of freight on the spot market, March was no exception with freight availability increasing 56% in March compared to the same time a year ago, according to the DAT North American Index.

April 9, 2014

Flatbed Rates Continue Leading Spot Freight Market

Spot market freight rates for flatbed loads continue soaring, despite a decline in the amount of overall freight, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 2, 2014

Flatbed Spot Market Rates Soar; Vans, Reefers Also Gain

Rates on the spot market keep heading higher, with all three major sectors posting increases, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 2, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Unprecedented Capacity Constraints

A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.

March 26, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Recover from a Week Earlier

Rates on the spot market have recovered after generally moving lower a week earlier, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

March 19, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Give Back Some of Last Week’s Gains

This happened as total load volume on the spot market increased 7.2% with truck capacity up by 6.4%.

March 12, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Post Big Increases

Rates on the spot market have spiked over the past week, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT.

March 5, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Gain from a Year Ago, Mixed Compared to Last Week

While the amount of freight that’s available on the spot market has increased over the past week rates are mixed, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

February 27, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Higher for Vans and Flatbeds on High Volume

The amount of freight on the spot market has increased along with rates in two out of the three major categories.

February 19, 2014

DAT: Spot Market Rates Fall but Still Strong

Newly released figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT show rates on the spot market are down slightly over the past week in two the three major categories and while it unchanged in another.

February 13, 2014

Spot Market Freight Availability Second Best on Record, Rates Up from 2013

Spot market freight availability rose 24% in January, exceeding December levels for only the second time since 1996, according to new figures from the the freight-matching service provider DAT.

February 12, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates and Load Availability Jump

Freight rates and the number of load available on the spot market posted impressive gains over the past week, according to just released numbers from the freight-matching service provider DAT.

February 5, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Hold Steady

Recurring storms and strong month-end demand for capacity helped keep rates elevated on the spot truckload market during the week ending Feb. 1 compared to the previous seven days, according to a composite of the DAT network of load boards.

January 29, 2014

Spot Truck Freight Volume and Rates Drop

After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.

January 22, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Gain in Two Out of Three Major Catagories

Freight activity and rates on the spot market remained elevated last week after a surge of freight following winter storms the week before, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

January 15, 2014

Spot Market Loads Jump 74% Last Week, 2013 Rates and Activity Better Than 2012

Activity on the spot market skyrocketed the first full week of the year, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT, but rates lagged.

January 8, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Start Off 2013 Generally Higher

Rates in the three major categories on one of the nation’s leading spot markets for freight increased or held steady over the past week, according to newly released figures.

January 2, 2014

Spot Market Rates Jumped As 2013 Drew to a Close

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.

December 18, 2013

Spot Market Freight Levels Continue Improving, Rates Up in Majority of Segments

Spot market freight activity continued picking up steam the second week of December, following some improvements the week before as well as in November.

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