Spot Freight

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June 24, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Drop Over Past Week

Average spot truckload rates dipped during the week ending June 20 compared to the previous week but remain well above the averages for May, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

June 17, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Remain at Higher Levels

National average spot market freight rates remained at high levels last week, holding steady in all three equipment categories after seeing a large increase in the first week of June.

June 12, 2015

Spot Market Freight Volume Posts Monthly Drop

Spot market freight volume remained relatively strong in May, edging down just 1.7% from April, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, with refrigerated freight and rates higher for the month.

June 10, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Increase Across the Board

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market jumped 36% during the week ending June 6 as capacity increased 5.5%, helping push rates higher.

June 3, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Steady, Roadcheck Could Push Them Higher

Freight rates on the spot truckload market held steady last week, as both capacity and the number of loads available to haul fell, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

May 20, 2015

Spot Market Freight Availability Slips, Rates Move Little

An upturn in spot market truckload freight rates seen the previous week ran out of steam quickly, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

May 13, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Spring Back to Life

Rates for spot market truckload freight posted gains in two of the three major sectors May 3 through May 9 compared to the previous seven days, according the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

May 11, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Generally Down In Past Month, Year

Spot market freight volume in April followed a typical seasonal pattern, declining 10% from March, while rates posted a more moderate drop

May 6, 2015

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue Slipping

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market decreased 2.9% and capacity fell 1.8%, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

April 29, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Weaken as Capacity Increases

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market decreased 2.4% while capacity increased 4.5% during the week of April 25 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

April 22, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Drift Down Over Past Week

National average spot truckload rates drifted down during the week ending April 18 compared to the previous week, according to new figures from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

April 15, 2015

Spot Market Flatbed Rates Continue Moving Higher as Vans, Reefers Pause

Rates on the spot freight market continue crawling slowly upward in the flatbed sector but remain stagnant in the other two major categories.

April 13, 2015

March Spot Freight Rates Up from Previous Month, Year Earlier

Rates on the spot freight market posted gains last month compared to February and the same time a year earlier, according to the latest reading of the DAT North American Freight Index, based on activity from its load boards.

April 8, 2015

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Flatbed Rates Higher

The spot truckload freight market followed seasonal patterns during the week ending April 4 as load availability increased and capacity tightened, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

April 7, 2015

Freight Outlook Good Despite Some Weaknesses

While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.

April 2, 2015

Vans Surge as Spot Freight Availability Increases

Flatbed markets remained strong and van markets surged as overall spot freight availability rose 12% and capacity stayed flat, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.

March 31, 2015

Online Load Boards Keep Freight Moving

Truckers, shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers have more options than ever to find trucks or loads and to do so much quicker.

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 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.

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