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.
November 11, 2015
Signaling the movement of holiday goods, the number of posted van and refrigerated loads on the spot truckload market increased as the rate in one of the three major sectors moved slightly higher for a change.
November 5, 2015
If you are looking to the spot market to move some freight, it remains a good news/bad news situation, based on recent numbers.
October 21, 2015
There seems to be no let-up when it comes to weekly declines for rates on spot truckload freight market, as the amount of available cargo has also moved lower.
October 14, 2015
Following a surge to close out September, the number of posted loads on the spot truckload market dropped 11% during the week ending Oct. 10, according DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
October 9, 2015
Spot market freight volume remained relatively stable in September, edging down only 0.6% month over month as rates declined from both the month before and a year earlier, according to monthly numbers from DAT.
October 7, 2015
The number of posted loads on the spot market jumped 5.7% for week ending Oct. 3, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the end of the quarter while available truck capacity fell 4.5%, but the changes were not enough to advance rates.
September 30, 2015
Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service DAT Solutions.
September 23, 2015
Rates on the spot market showed little to no improvement over the past week, with little of the usual after-Labor-Day jump in available freight .
September 16, 2015
Rates and the amount of available freight on the spot market continue to be lackluster, but there is an indication prices could pick up at least somewhat in the near future.
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