September 17, 2014
Freight rates on the spot market posted solid gains over the past week as the number of loads available has moved higher and capacity has jumped.
September 16, 2014
UPDATED -- Spot market freight volume continued to achieve record-setting levels in August, increasing 32% compared to the same month in 2013, while freight availability remained constant.
Freight transportation capacity has been subject to enormous pressure from a number of sources for a little more than a year, leading to higher rates and even jeopardizing some long-standing business relationships
September 10, 2014
The increases happened despite a 19% drop in the total number of spot market loads available, due to an end-of-month push that coincided with Labor Day weekend.
September 9, 2014
FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic partnership to bring FTR's analysis and forecasting skills to bear on the "big data" collected by the freight-matching technology provider.
September 8, 2014
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to a reading of 8.49 for July, one of the highest points this year. The high values reflect rising prices and service lapses caused by the current capacity crisis. FTR says the TCI could go even higher this fall if the economy accelerates as expected.
September 3, 2014
The number of posted loads on the spot-freight market outpaced available truckload capacity across all three major equipment types Aug. 24 through Aug. 30 compared to the previous seven days, however, rates generally remained in a holding pattern.
August 27, 2014
The summer doldrums appear to have kicked in on the spot freight market, with rates barely moving for the second straight week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
August 20, 2014
Spot market freight availability has increased nicely in the most recent period while rates appear to have ended their recent decline, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
August 13, 2014
The amount of freight available on the spot market remained stable over the past week, while rates have improved little if any, according to freight matching service provider DAT -- but things could turn around soon.
August 8, 2014
Truckload freight availability remained elevated in July compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index released Friday.
August 6, 2014
Spot truckload load volume rose sharply and capacity tightened during the past week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
July 30, 2014
Freight rates on the spot market, along with the number of loads available, have hit their typical seasonal slump, according to new figures released from the freight-matching service provider DAT.
July 23, 2014
Demand remained strong and rates were above the norm, despite a slight seasonal decline during the week ending July 19 compared to the previous seven days, according to the freight matching service provider DAT and its network of load boards.
July 16, 2014
Spot market freight rates has declined across the board in the most recent week, following healthy gains the week before, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
July 9, 2014
Rates on the spot market soared over the past week, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT. Flatbeds led the hikes gaining 4.1% June 29 through July 5, compared to the previous seven days, hitting $2.54 per mile.
June 18, 2014
They increased 1.1% during the second week in June compared to the first week, for an average of $2.07 per mile, with it made up of $1.59 per mile for the linehaul charge and 48 cents for the fuel surcharge.
June 11, 2014
Rates for spot market freight moved significantly higher over the past week following big gains over the past month, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
May 28, 2014
A hike in the average rate for refrigerated cargo leads increases in all three categories for spot freight, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT.
May 22, 2014
The freight matching service provider DAT reports the total number of loads available increased 7.5% May 11 through May 17 compared to the previous seven days, while truck capacity grew 1.5%.
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