Spot Freight

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September 2, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Continue Slide

Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.

August 26, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Stable, Available Loads Drop

Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.

August 17, 2015

Spot Freight Volume, Rates Post July Decline

Spot market freight volume and rates fell in July, following a typical seasonal pattern, according to the latest DAT North American Freight Index.

August 12, 2015

Spot Freight Up, Reefer Rates Improve Slightly

The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.

August 12, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

August 5, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Fail to Follow Recovery in Freight Volume

The number of spot market loads available on DAT's network of load boards increased 3.8% for the week ending Aug. 1 compared to the previous seven days, as truck capacity fell by 2.7%.

July 29, 2015

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue Downward, Seasonal Trend

Seasonal trends continued to push spot market freight rates and availability lower for the week ending July 25, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, the operator of the DAT network of load boards.

July 22, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Seeing July Doldrums

The availability of truckload freight on the spot market hit a lull during the week ending July 18 compared to the previous week, leading to a decline in rates and load-to-truck ratios in all three equipment types, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

July 15, 2015

Spot Market Freight Rates, Available Loads Drop

Rates declined across all three equipment types on the spot freight market as available truckload capacity increased while load availability fell, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

July 8, 2015

Spot Van, Refrigerated Freight Rates Improve Slightly

Average spot truckload rates last week rose for van and refrigerated loads but dipped for flatbeds, reports DAT Solutions.

July 1, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Ease Slightly Despite Increased Cargo

Increased freight availability and falling truckload capacity was not enough to keep freight rates on the spot market from falling slightly for the week ending June 27, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

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.

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