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Spot Truckload Rates Poised to Set Records in June

Spot Truckload Rates Poised to Set Records in June

Spot truckload rates on the DAT Solutions network of load boards rose again for the week ending June 16 and are on track to achieve the highest ever monthly average for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight.

June 21, 2018

Analysis: What Higher Fuel Prices Mean for Trucking
Analysis: What Higher Fuel Prices Mean for Trucking
Spot Truckload Capacity Tightens at Start of June

Spot Truckload Capacity Tightens at Start of June

Demand outpaced capacity during the week including Memorial Day as the number of truck posts on DAT Solutions network load boards dropped 18% while load posts fell just 9% over the past week, according to newly released figures.

June 6, 2018

Earnings Watch: Navistar Reports Quarterly Profit of $55 Million
Economic Watch: Unemployment Hits New Low; Manufacturing, Construction Up
Analysis: Expect More of the Same From the Economy

Analysis: Expect More of the Same From the Economy

With tax reform enacted, so far GDP has only grown at 2.3% annual rate in the first quarter of 2018, slightly down from the end of 2017. We were hoping for a boost in growth, but so far that hasn't happened. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

May 30, 2018

Spot Rates Post Slight Gains Over Previous Week

Spot Rates Post Slight Gains Over Previous Week

National average spot market truckload rates moved slightly higher on the DAT Solutions network of load boards last week as both the number of posted loads and trucks also rose, amid signs of tighter capacity.

May 30, 2018

Economic Watch: GDP Revised Lower; Consumer Confidence, Employment Strong
Economic Watch: Business Investment, Consumer Sentiment Strong as Home Sales Slip
Spot Market Truckload Rates Move Little from Last Week
Good Numbers for Manufacturing, New Home Sales

Good Numbers for Manufacturing, New Home Sales

A first look at the nation’s manufacturing for this month shows business conditions improved just a little from the previous month, remaining strong, while a separate report showed that although new homes sales fell last month, they posted a double-digit gain compared to a year ago.

May 23, 2018

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Hover Near Record Highs
Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Post 6th Straight Gain, E-Commerce Up
Economic Watch: Industrial Production Strong; Home Building, Retail Lose Steam