November 23, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of truckload rates moved higher in October from the same time last year, while intermodal rates continued moving lower, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, Cass Freight Index, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
J.B. Hunt's third quarter net earnings exceeded analyst expectations at $115.1 million, or diluted earnings per share of 99 cents, compared to third quarter 2014 net earnings of $102.4 million, or 87 cents per diluted share.
Tags: J.B. Hunt, Freight Rates, Fleet Earnings
October 12, 2015 - Industry News
Large carriers lead the trucking industry on several key metrics including per-mile rates, driver retention, and revenue-per-driver, according to a recent survey conducted by transportation consultation firm Katz, Sapper & Miller.
Tags: Survey, Revenues, Driver Retention, Freight Rates, KSM
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
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 8, 2015 - Industry News
Trucking companies are bracing for a slowdown in their business, with many looking to mergers and acquisitions for growth instead, according to reports this week in The Wall Street Journal.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Freight Rates
October 7, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
Freight volume followed a common seasonal pattern of declining in August on the spot freight market as linehaul rates also moved lower, pushing the latest DAT North American Freight Index down for the second straight month.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
Truckload linehaul rates paid by shippers increased again last month, while intermodal costs were mixed, according to two new reports from freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
September 9, 2015 - Industry News
Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates finally recovered a little last week after a period of higher demand and declining fuel surcharges, while flatbeds continued to lose ground, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
September 2, 2015 - Industry News
Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.
August 26, 2015 - Industry News
Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
Despite van and reefer load availability increasing for the third consecutive week on the spot market, national average rates in the three major trucking sectors continued moving lower last week as equipment availability rose.
Tags: Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
Truckload shipping rates continue to rise, while intermodal shipping continues to get cheaper, according to two of the latest monthly readings. A wider report on freight transportation showed a seasonal lull.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
August 17, 2015 - Industry News
Spot market freight volume and rates fell in July, following a typical seasonal pattern, according to the latest DAT North American Freight Index.
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight available on one spot network moved slightly higher last week, but it was only enough to push rates up a little bit in one sector.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
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