Spot Freight

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January 15, 2014

Spot Market Loads Jump 74% Last Week, 2013 Rates and Activity Better Than 2012

Activity on the spot market skyrocketed the first full week of the year, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT, but rates lagged.

January 8, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Start Off 2013 Generally Higher

Rates in the three major categories on one of the nation’s leading spot markets for freight increased or held steady over the past week, according to newly released figures.

January 2, 2014

Spot Market Rates Jumped As 2013 Drew to a Close

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.

December 18, 2013

Spot Market Freight Levels Continue Improving, Rates Up in Majority of Segments

Spot market freight activity continued picking up steam the second week of December, following some improvements the week before as well as in November.

December 12, 2013

Bond Fallout Could Mean One-Third Fewer Brokers in 2014

The FMCSA has revoked the operating authority of 8,180 brokers since Dec. 2, the date the federal agency began revoking authority from brokers without a $75,000 bond.

December 11, 2013

Spot Market Van Rates Jump First Week in December

Van rates on the spot market surged the first week of December, according to the freight-matching service provider DAT. Total spot market loads available increased 16% and spot market capacity increased 5.2%, while load-to-truck ratios increased across the board.

December 4, 2013

Spot Rates Increase Across the Board Due to Better Load-to-Truck Ratios

Freight rates have posted their first across the board increases for the first time in several weeks on one of the nation’s largest spot markets.

December 1, 2013

Spot Market Rates Barely Improve Despite More Freight

The amount of freight on the spot market has jumped considerably over the last week, but rates have improved little, according to freight matching service provider DAT's latest numbers.

November 20, 2013

Spot Freight Rates Drop Despite More Available Freight

While there was more freight to haul over the past week on the spot market, freight rates moved little, according to the freight matching service provider DAT

November 6, 2013

Spot Market Freight Conditions Slightly Better from Week Before

Total spot market loads available to haul increased 4.9% Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 compared to the previous seven days, while spot market capacity fell 2.3%.

October 30, 2013

Spot Market Rates and Freight Weaken

New figures from the freight matching service provider, DAT, show spot market load availability fell 5.7% Oct. 20 through 26, compared to the previous seven days.

October 23, 2013

Spot Rates Dip, Demand and Capacity Remain Elevated

While national average rates for vans and refrigerated rates dipped slightly, spot market capacity and demand on the DAT network of load boards remained seasonally elevated during the week ending Oct. 19.

October 21, 2013

ATA, DAT Partner to Supplement Economic Reports

American Trucking Associations has partnered with DAT, the operator of an industry spot marketplace, to include data about the spot market for trucking services in ATA's monthly Trucking Activity Report, ATA American Trucking Trends, and other information services ATA provides to its members and the public.

October 16, 2013

Spot Market Freight and Rates Take a Big Dive

The amount of cargo to haul and rates paid for it, on one of the nation's largest spot markets, has declined across the board during the most recent seven-day period.

October 9, 2013

Spot Freight Rates Increased as September Ended

Freight rates are generally up on the spot market while the amount of available freight has declined a little.

October 2, 2013

Spot Market Rates Fall for Vans and Reefers, Flatbeds Recovering

The amount of freight, along with rates, are both generally down on the spot market, according to one of the nation’s largest freight matching services.

September 26, 2013

Spot Freight and Rates Stronger Than Usual for September

DAT overall spot market load availability increased 2.3% September 15-21, compared to the previous seven days. This follows earlier released figures showing August was down 1.8% from the month before but was up 16% compared to the same time a year ago.

September 18, 2013

Spot Rates Drop Despite More Available Freight

A lot more freight has been available on the spot market over the past week, but it has also pushed rates down. New figures released from DAT show total spot market freight needing to be moved increased 22% September 8-14, compared to the previous seven days.

September 11, 2013

Spot Rates Rise as Freight Level Drops

Rates on the spot market have increased over the past week as the level of freight has declined, according to DAT.

September 5, 2013

Spot Freight Availability Jumps While Rates Sit

Load availability on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets shifted into high gear last week, but rates did not follow along.

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