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DAT: Spot Truckload Rates Soar

Spot truckload rates remained near all-time highs during the week ending May 3, one year after bottoming out as U.S. economies closed during the pandemic.

DAT: February Truckload Rates Jump

Truckload freight pricing rose and national average load-to-truck ratios for dry van and refrigerated freight hit record highs in February.

Do Low Spot Freight Rates Mean Brokers Are Gouging Truckers?

Freight rates on the spot market in April plunged to five-year lows, thanks to plummeting demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's so bad, owner-operators have been protesting all over the country, calling for more broker regulation. But is it really a broker problem? Or classic supply and demand?

Spot Market Rates Recover in Two of Three Major Segments

The amount of spot market freight has rebounded from last week, while rates in two out of three categories has also recovered. The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the number of loads available increased 1.5% Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 compared to the previous seven days, as spot market capacity fell by 4.3%.

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