Spot Freight

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February 15, 2018

Spot Load Posts, Capacity Hold Firm as Rates Continue Decline

Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.

February 13, 2018

Spot Market Truckload Rates Soar in January

Spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight set new records in January as capacity remained tight due to shipper demand and fallout from the electronic logging device mandate, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

February 7, 2018

Spot Freight Rates Continue Dip Amid Greater Trucker Capacity

National average spot truckload rates continued their decline into February but remain unseasonably high, according to new figures based on the DAT Solutions network of load boards.

January 30, 2018

Spot Truckload Rates Drop for Third Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates continued trickling lower for the third straight week for the week ending Jan. 27, according to new figures release from freight matching service provider DAT Solutions. Despite this drop, rates remained higher than at any point in 2017, based on information from this network of load boards.

January 29, 2018

Daimler Launches Online Spot Freight Platform

Daimler Trucks North America is launching a new online platform to match its contracted freight carriers in the U.S. with the company’s spot loads through an app.

January 23, 2018

Demand for Spot Truckload Capacity Slows, Rates Edge Slightly Lower

National average spot van and flatbed rates fell slightly and the refrigerated rate was unchanged during the week ending Jan. 20 as there were fewer loads and an increase in truck capacity, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

January 16, 2018

Spot Rates Decline Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

National average spot truckload rates declined as the number of available trucks jumped 52% during the week ending Jan. 13, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, however van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rates remain higher than at any point in 2017.

January 10, 2018

Spot Truckload Rates Surge to Start New Year

Amid extreme weather and tight capacity, national average spot truckload rates saw double-digit increases during the week ending Jan. 6, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

January 3, 2018

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates End 2017 at Highs for the Year

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates ended 2017 at their highest point of the year as capacity tightened during the week ending Dec. 30. That’s according to newly released figures from DAT Solutions, based on its network of load boards, as the freight matching service provider also released its list of the top 10 hottest spot freight markets last year.

December 21, 2017

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Retreat from Record Highs as Flatbeds Inch Higher

National average spot truckload rates for van and refrigerated freight eased down from record highs during the week ending Dec. 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

December 14, 2017

SoCal Fires Having Minimal Impact on Freight

Despite current fires in Southern California surpassing the size of October’s Sonoma County blaze, the impact on the freight market has been limited, according to a report by FTR.

December 13, 2017

Spot Truckload Van Rate Rises Again Despite Decline in Total Volume

The national average spot truckload van rate increased 1 cent to $2.10 per mile during the week ending Dec. 9, touching a three-year high, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

December 8, 2017

California Fires: Impact on Freight Movement Remains Uncertain

Despite several wildfires breaking out across Southern California in recent days, the impact on trucking spot rates is not expected to exceed levels seen during the October wildfires in Northern California.

December 5, 2017

Spot Truckload Freight Volumes Surge, Rates Remain Strong

Spot truckload freight volumes surged after Thanksgiving, as the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards jumped 64% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to newly release figures.

November 28, 2017

Spot Reefer Rate Hits 3-Year High, Van Lanes Surge

While the short Thanksgiving workweek meant fewer loads and trucks posted on the spot truckload freight market demand for capacity boosted van and refrigerated freight rates, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

November 15, 2017

Spot Truckload Van, Reefer Rates Remain Near Peak Levels

The availability of spot truckload freight slipped 1.6% and the number of posted trucks rebounded 7.6% for the week ending Nov. 11, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

November 8, 2017

Spot Truckload Market Volume Jumps, Rates Move Higher

The availability of spot truckload freight gained 4.8% and the number of trucks posted slipped 3.2%, while rates remained unseasonably high, for the week ending Nov. 4, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

November 1, 2017

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip But Stay High

The availability of spot truckload freight dipped 1.8% while the number of trucks posted fell 2.4% during the week ending Oct. 28, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

October 18, 2017

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Ease as Flatbeds Hit Two-Year High

The availability of spot truckload freight fell 10% while the number of trucks posted gained 7% during the week ending Oct. 14, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

October 12, 2017

Spot Freight Rates for Vans, Reefers Rise Sharply

Spot truckload rates hit multi-year highs during the week ending Oct. 7, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, as the number of available loads fell.

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