Spot Freight

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October 22, 2014

DAT: Spot Freight Rates Down, Still Relatively Strong

Vans reported the biggest decline from Oct. 12 through Oct. 18 compared to the previous seven days, falling 1% to an average of $2.01 per mile, though the rate has been above the $2 per mile level for most of the year.

October 15, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Hardly Improve Over Previous Week

Rates on the spot freight market gained little ground if any, according to the latest weekly roundup of activity from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

October 14, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates, Volume Jump in September from Year Ago

Spot freight has seen 14 consecutive months of year-over-year peaks, according to DAT, but in a typical seasonal trend, freight availability declined 5.5% in September compared with August.

October 9, 2014

Freight Market Getting Tighter

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to 9.10 in August, an upward trend that reflects a tight capacity situation for the freight market.

October 9, 2014

Spot Market Rates Recover in Two of Three Major Segments

The amount of spot market freight has rebounded from last week, while rates in two out of three categories has also recovered. The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the number of loads available increased 1.5% Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 compared to the previous seven days, as spot market capacity fell by 4.3%.

September 24, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Dip from a Week Ago

Spot market freight rates have slipped as the number of loads available to haul also fell, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

September 17, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Gain in Latest Weekly Report

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

DAT: August Spot Rates, Freight Volume Higher Than Year Earlier

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.

September 16, 2014

DAT White Paper Examines Causes, Results of Freight Capacity Crunch

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

Spot Market Rates Increase Following Recent Lull

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, Internet Truckstop Team up for Analysis of 'Big Data' from Load Transactions

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

Trucking Conditions Index Indicates Extreme Pressure on Available Capacity

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

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Rates Move Little

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

Spot Freight Rates Hold, Freight Availability Down Slightly

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 Increases, Rates Stabilize

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

Spot Market Freight Availability Stable, Rates Generally Slip

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

July Truckload Freight Volume, Rates Up from a Year Earlier

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 Freight Rates Drift Lower Amid Higher Volume

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

Spot Freight Rates Hit Seasonal Slump

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

Spot Freight Rates Remain Above Norm Despite Declines

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.

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