April 15, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the biggest increase on its network of load boards was in the van segment.
March 9, 2015
Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?
March 4, 2015
Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
February 25, 2015
Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
February 18, 2015
The amount of freight available to haul declined 4.5% the second week of February compared to the week before while capacity increased 10%, causing rates to slide in the major equipment categories for the third straight week.
February 16, 2015
Volume plummeted 27% compared to the same time in 2014. It was the first year-over-year decline in 19 months for the index that measures spot truckload freight demand and capacity.
February 11, 2015
The amount of freight available on the spot market has increased, but rates are doing anything but following in the same footsteps, hitting their lowest levels in at least four weeks.
February 4, 2015
Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
January 28, 2015
Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
January 21, 2015
Aljex debuted its Capacity Hub software tool that allows brokers to search online for trucks and gauge spot availability.
Rates on the spot market continue moving lower while truckload capacity jumped, the first indication of a more typical slow, winter freight season, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
January 14, 2015
Spot market freight volume was atypically strong for the season in December, while rates also moved higher, according to the truck freight load board operator DAT Solutions and its latest North American Freight Index.
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