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September 26, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight and Rates Stronger Than Usual for September

DAT map shows where load-to-truck ratios are the best for vans.

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.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

September 18, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Rates Drop Despite More Available Freight

Credit: DAT

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.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Rates Rise as Freight Level Drops

Credit: DAT

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

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Availability Jumps While Rates Sit

Credit: DAT

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

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Rates and Freight Generally Down on the Spot Market

Credit: DAT

New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT show available freight on the spot market has fallen over the past week.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 21, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Strong Despite Weekly Drop

Spot market freight rates are remaining stronger than usual for this time of year says DAT. Credit: DAT

Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.

Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 14, 2013 - Industry News

Weekly Spot Market Rates Inch Up Following Best July on Record

Credit: DAT

Activity on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets, along with most rates, have crept slightly higher over the past week, following a dip the week before.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

DAT: July Spot Freight Level Beats June for First Time on Record

Credit: DAT

The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

July 24, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates and Loads Show a Few Signs Of Improvement

Credit: DAT.

DAT reports from July 7-13 the number of loads increased in the U.S. by 2.7% compared to the previous seven days, however, two out of three sectors showed a drop in number of loads to trucks.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

DAT North American Freight Index Rises Seasonally in June

Credit: DAT.

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 2.2% in June, compared to May, according to newly released figures. Spot market rates rose 4.5% for vans.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Turns Around in Early July Following Disappointing June

Credit: DAT

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets improved the first part of July after trending downward most of last month. DAT reports from June 30 through July 6 the average rate for van and flatbeds moved 3.2% higher, compared to the previous seven days.

Tags: DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Levels and Rates Bounce Back in June from May

Freight rates generally moved lower duing June, despite improving from May. Graphic: DAT

While June was a better month than May for spot market freight, it still was nowhere as good compared to the same time a year ago. However, things are expected to improve, at least month-to-month.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Economy

June 26, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Move Higher for Flatbeds, Reefers Expected to Surge

Graphic: DAT

There has been a bit of a turnaround when it comes to freight rates on one of the nation’s biggest freight matching service providers.

Tags: DAT Transcore, Spot Freight

June 20, 2013 - Industry News

HOS Log: A Two-Day Trip Becomes a Three-Day Trip

Credit: DAT

How will the new hours of service rules affect typical 1,000-mile hauls? A few of the new rules can make the timing of a driver's on-duty hours critical to a successful trip. For example, the lane from Chicago to Houston, typically a two-day trip, could be tricky under the new HOS rules.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, DAT Transcore

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Ready for New HOS Enforcement on July 1st?

Credit: DAT

Draw a big, red circle around July 1 on your calendar. That's the date when the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration will officially begin enforcing the new hours of service regulations for all commercial motor vehicles that are involved in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, DAT Transcore

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight and Rates Fall During Most Recent Week

Graphic: DAT TransCore

Spot market loads and rates are down over the past week according to new figures from the freight matching service provider DAT TransCore.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Moves Higher in May from April

DAT North American Freight Index rises in May.

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 5.6% from April to May. Compared to May 2012, when freight reached an all-time high, freight volume fell 13%.

Tags: DAT Transcore, Spot Market Freight Volume

June 5, 2013 - Industry News

Available Freight on Spot Market Falls, Rates not Improving

The amount of spot market freight available at the end of May and into the first of June fell dramatically while rates barely changed. New figures from freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore show May 26 through June 1, the number of spot market loads available in the U.S. fell 19% from the previous seven days.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates and Loads Generally Higher Over Past Week

Spot market freight availability is increasing while rates have generally headed higher. New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT TransCore show spot market loads increased 11% for the seven days ending May 25 from the week before.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Loads Increase, Rates Don’t Improve

The number of loads available on one spot market board has surged over the previous week but rates are stagnant during the same time. DAT/Transcore reports May 12 through 18 the number of loads available in the U.S. increased 6.7% from the previous week.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, rates

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

April Spot Market Volume, Rates Down From a Year Ago

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index declined 16% compared to the record April high in 2012. The year-over-year freight declines were seen across all equipment types: van load volume declined, refrigerated loads slipped 10% and flatbed freight dropped 15%.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 24, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Decline Over the Past Week

Rates on one of the nation’s biggest spot freight markets took an across-the-board decline last week while load volume barely edged higher.

Tags: rates, DAT Transcore, Spot Rates, Spot Freight

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Up 7.7% in First Quarter

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index finished the first quarter of 2013 up 7.7% compared to the first quarter of 2012 and rose 11% over the previous quarter.

Tags: rates, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Loads Shrink While Rates Head Higher

The amount of freight on one of the nation’s biggest spot market providers shows the number of loads available has fallen dramatically over the past week.

Tags: DAT Transcore, rates, Spot Freight

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Volume Falls In February, Rates Mixed

The freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore new North American Freight Index shows a return to post-recession freight volumes during February, following a record-setting January.

Tags: Freight, rates, DAT Transcore, Spot Freight

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