January 13, 2016 - Industry News
Both the number of shipments and expenditures on freight transportation by shippers continued their downward slide in December, according to latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Cass Freight Index, Economy, Freight Index, Freight Rates
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
A measure of truckload linehaul rates shows some improvement from the same time a year ago, while a separate report shows intermodal rates continue to sink.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
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.
Tags: Freight Rates, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions
December 11, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 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.
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.
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