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April 25, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Dip as Truck Capacity Increases

Spot market truckload activity picked up during the week ending April 21 as the number of posted loads increased 3.1% and truck posts rose 4%, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Rates Fall as Available Truck Capacity Rises

Spot truckload rates moderated during the week ending April 14 as more trucks returned to the marketplace. The number of trucks posted to the DAT Solutions network of load boards jumped 11% compared to the previous week while the number of loads fell almost 1%.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Jump as Number of Available Loads Rise

The number of loads on the DAT network of load boards increased 3.2% and load-to-truck ratios moved higher for all three equipment types during the week ending April 7, which caused rates to spike.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Capacity Tightens, Shipper Demand Jumps

The number of trucks on the spot truckload freight market did not keep pace with demand from shippers wanting to move goods before the end of the first quarter and the start of Easter holidays, sending rates and load-to-truck ratios higher.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Freight Jumps 3.6%, Capacity Increases Slightly

Flatbed spot freight rates were up last week while reefer spot rates remained unchainged. Source: DAT Solutions

The number of loads on the spot truckload freight market jumped 3.6% during the week ending March 24 while truck capacity increased 1.3%, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Market, Freight Capacity

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Remain Firm

Spot truckload freight volume slipped 1.2% and truck posts increased 2% for the week ending March 17, according to DAT Solutions and its load boards, while load-to-truck ratios and rates were relatively even, although both are considerably higher compared to a year ago.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Flatbed Rates Continue Increasing as Vans, Reefers Remain Stable

Flatbed load availability and rates made big gains and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio hit a new record during the week ending March 10, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, while a separate report for last month showed a drop in rates but they remained above year-ago levels.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Freight Availability Jumps, Capacity Tightens Over Past Week

The number of loads on the spot truckload freight market surged 7.6% during the week ending March 3 as rates appear poised to rebound, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Flatbed Rate Rises Again, Van and Reefers Continue Decline

The national average rate for spot flatbed loads increased for the third straight week and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio topped 70 to 1 during the week ending Feb. 24, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Cool as Flatbeds Rise Again

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates fell during the week ending Feb. 17 but remain well ahead of last year’s levels, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Load Posts, Capacity Hold Firm as Rates Continue Decline

Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Market Truckload Rates Soar in January

Spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight set new records in January as capacity remained tight due to shipper demand and fallout from the electronic logging device mandate, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Continue Dip Amid Greater Trucker Capacity

National average spot truckload rates continued their decline into February but remain unseasonably high, according to new figures based on the DAT Solutions network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Drop for Third Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates continued trickling lower for the third straight week for the week ending Jan. 27, according to new figures release from freight matching service provider DAT Solutions. Despite this drop, rates remained higher than at any point in 2017, based on information from this network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Launches Online Spot Freight Platform

DTNA teamed up with Loadsmart to develop a customized version of the platform for the company's contract freight carriers. Image: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America is launching a new online platform to match its contracted freight carriers in the U.S. with the company’s spot loads through an app.

Tags: Spot Freight, Load Board, Daimler Trucks North America, Mobile Apps

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Demand for Spot Truckload Capacity Slows, Rates Edge Slightly Lower

National average spot van and flatbed rates fell slightly and the refrigerated rate was unchanged during the week ending Jan. 20 as there were fewer loads and an increase in truck capacity, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Rates Decline Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

National average spot truckload rates declined as the number of available trucks jumped 52% during the week ending Jan. 13, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, however van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rates remain higher than at any point in 2017.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Surge to Start New Year

Amid extreme weather and tight capacity, national average spot truckload rates saw double-digit increases during the week ending Jan. 6, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates End 2017 at Highs for the Year

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates ended 2017 at their highest point of the year as capacity tightened during the week ending Dec. 30. That’s according to newly released figures from DAT Solutions, based on its network of load boards, as the freight matching service provider also released its list of the top 10 hottest spot freight markets last year.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Retreat from Record Highs as Flatbeds Inch Higher

National average spot truckload rates for van and refrigerated freight eased down from record highs during the week ending Dec. 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

SoCal Fires Having Minimal Impact on Freight

Source: FTR, Truckstop.com

Despite current fires in Southern California surpassing the size of October’s Sonoma County blaze, the impact on the freight market has been limited, according to a report by FTR.

Tags: California, Fire, FTR, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Van Rate Rises Again Despite Decline in Total Volume

The national average spot truckload van rate increased 1 cent to $2.10 per mile during the week ending Dec. 9, touching a three-year high, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

California Fires: Impact on Freight Movement Remains Uncertain

Map of wildfires burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties Source: CalFire

Despite several wildfires breaking out across Southern California in recent days, the impact on trucking spot rates is not expected to exceed levels seen during the October wildfires in Northern California.

Tags: California, Fire, Natural disaster, FTR, Spot Freight, Spot Rates

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Volumes Surge, Rates Remain Strong

Spot truckload freight volumes surged after Thanksgiving, as the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards jumped 64% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to newly release figures.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Reefer Rate Hits 3-Year High, Van Lanes Surge

While the short Thanksgiving workweek meant fewer loads and trucks posted on the spot truckload freight market demand for capacity boosted van and refrigerated freight rates, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

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