Spot Freight

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April 29, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Weaken as Capacity Increases

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market decreased 2.4% while capacity increased 4.5% during the week of April 25 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

April 22, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Drift Down Over Past Week

National average spot truckload rates drifted down during the week ending April 18 compared to the previous week, according to new figures from DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

April 15, 2015

Spot Market Flatbed Rates Continue Moving Higher as Vans, Reefers Pause

Rates on the spot freight market continue crawling slowly upward in the flatbed sector but remain stagnant in the other two major categories.

April 13, 2015

March Spot Freight Rates Up from Previous Month, Year Earlier

Rates on the spot freight market posted gains last month compared to February and the same time a year earlier, according to the latest reading of the DAT North American Freight Index, based on activity from its load boards.

April 8, 2015

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Flatbed Rates Higher

The spot truckload freight market followed seasonal patterns during the week ending April 4 as load availability increased and capacity tightened, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

April 7, 2015

Freight Outlook Good Despite Some Weaknesses

While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.

April 2, 2015

Vans Surge as Spot Freight Availability Increases

Flatbed markets remained strong and van markets surged as overall spot freight availability rose 12% and capacity stayed flat, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.

March 31, 2015

Online Load Boards Keep Freight Moving

Truckers, shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers have more options than ever to find trucks or loads and to do so much quicker.

March 26, 2015

Flatbed Demand Picks Up in Spot Market

In a mixed week for the spot market, Flatbeds saw the only gain again continuing the trend in demand for the trailer type.

March 18, 2015

Flatbeds Post Only Increase in Spot Market Rates Over Past Week

The average flatbed rate on the spot market picked up a little more steam while rates in the other two sectors remained stable as both the number of loads to move and truck capacity increased.

March 11, 2015

Rates for Vans, Reefers Gain Momentum on Spot Freight Market

The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the biggest increase on its network of load boards was in the van segment.

March 9, 2015

February Freight Volume Falls 37% From Year Ago

Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?

March 4, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Recover Over Past Week

Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

February 25, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Stabilize as Cargo Volume Increases

Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

February 18, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Continue Decline as Capacity Rebounds

The amount of freight available to haul declined 4.5% the second week of February compared to the week before while capacity increased 10%, causing rates to slide in the major equipment categories for the third straight week.

February 16, 2015

DAT: Spot Freight Rates, Volume Post Seasonal Decline in January

Volume plummeted 27% compared to the same time in 2014. It was the first year-over-year decline in 19 months for the index that measures spot truckload freight demand and capacity.

February 11, 2015

Spot Market Rates Continue Decline Despite Increased Freight Availability

The amount of freight available on the spot market has increased, but rates are doing anything but following in the same footsteps, hitting their lowest levels in at least four weeks.

February 4, 2015

Spot Market Rates Continue Drifting Down

Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 28, 2015

Spot Freight Rates Fall as Capacity Increases, Available Loads Decline

Rates on the spot freight market continued falling the past week due to fewer loads available and increasing truck capacity, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

January 21, 2015

Aljex Debuts Capacity Hub for Proactive Truck Booking

Aljex debuted its Capacity Hub software tool that allows brokers to search online for trucks and gauge spot availability.

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