March 9, 2016
Following a dismal February performance, Spring has sprung on the spot freight market, with rates moving higher in all three trucking categories for the first time in several weeks.
March 2, 2016
Despite greater demand for truckload services, national average van, reefer, and flatbed freight spot rates all slipped for the week ending February 27 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
February 24, 2016
Shippers and brokers posted more loads on the spot market for the week ending Feb. 20 while the number of available trucks moved slightly lower, according to DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards, but rates held steady during the time of year they usually gain at least a little.
February 17, 2016
Spot-market load availability moved a little higher last week, but it was not enough to outweigh a gain in truck capacity, with rates continuing to fall.
February 10, 2016
UPDATED -- U.S. spot-market load availability fell 5.6% during the week ending Feb. 6, with the number of van and refrigerated loads dropping 17% and 12%, respectively, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
February 3, 2016
Load-to-truck ratios on the spot truckload freight market got a bump during the week ending Jan. 30, possibly due to pent-up demand after the previous week’s storms, but that failed to materialize into better freight rates which were also down for the entire month.
Load-to-truck ratios on the spot truckload market got a bump during the week ending Jan. 30, possibly due to pent-up demand after the previous week’s storms, but that failed to materialize into better freight rates which also came in lower for the entire month.
January 27, 2016
First, the good news. Last week’s winter storms had minimal effect on spot market truckload freight rates and load-to-truck ratios. Now, the bad news. Both managed to slip all on their own, with rates in the three major sectors being the lowest in at least the last four weeks.
January 20, 2016
After spiking at the start of the year, truckload rates and load-to-truck ratios on the spot market slid downward during the week ending Jan. 16, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.
January 13, 2016
Spot truckload freight activity increased sharply during the first full week of 2016, as rates also improved or held steady – while a separate report shows December was better than the month before.
January 6, 2016
Average rates for flatbeds and reefers on the spot freight market ticked slightly higher during the final week of 2015 and first two days of this year compared to the week before, according to DAT Solutions and its load boards.
December 30, 2015
Refrigerated freight volume showed unexpected strength on the spot market as the number of posted reefer loads fell just 1% for the week ending Dec. 26 compared to a 20% drop that’s typical during a holiday week, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.
December 23, 2015
Rates on the spot freight market slipped in two of the three main sectors for the week ending Dec. 19 as the amount of cargo to move fell slightly, according to DAT Solutions per its network of load boards.
December 17, 2015
A rally in spot truckload freight rates appears to have fizzled last week, as truck capacity jumped 21% while available freight fell 18% compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions.
December 11, 2015
Following an established seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 15% in November from the month before, largely due to a drop in demand for flatbed trucks, but there were slight improvements in rates including into this month.
December 10, 2015
Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.
December 4, 2015
Demand for freight to be moved on the spot truckload market outpaced available truck capacity during the week ending Nov. 28, as rates in the two of the three major sectors inched higher for a change.
November 30, 2015
Pre-Thanksgiving shipping boosted demand for vans and refrigerated capacity on the spot truckload market during the week ending Nov. 21, but it barely had a positive result on rates.
November 19, 2015
Increased truck availability and few available loads to move pushed spot market truckload rates down again over the past week, but one analyst says it's possible they have bottomed out.
November 12, 2015
Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.
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