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Van, Reefer Spot Freight Rates Skyrocket

For the week of the Fourth of July, truckload freight rates hit new highs in the van and reefer segments, according to DAT Solutions’ weekly spot freight overview.

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Spot Van Rate Rises to Another High as Reefers, Flatbeds Move Little

Urgency to move freight before the end of the second quarter and ahead of the Fourth of July holiday helped propel the national average spot van rate to $2.32 per mile during the week ending June 30.

Average Spot Truckload Van Rate Hits New High

The national average spot truckload van rate on the DAT Solutions network of load boards moved only a little higher for the week ending June 23 but it was enough to push it to a new all-time high.

Spot Rates Soar as Load Volume Jumps 27%

Spot truckload rates jumped sharply during the week ending June 9 as the number of loads on DAT load boards increased 27% while truck posts fell 0.4%. Higher demand for capacity during a week that included the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz helped drive up rates.

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.

Spot Market Truckload Rates Move Little from Last Week

While the number of spot market loads on the DAT network of load boards fell last week along with truck posts, rates changed little.

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Hover Near Record Highs

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index continued the acceleration that began in 2017 by posting a record 8.2% year-over-year increase, with the measure hitting a reading of 134.8.

Old Dominion Announces General Freight Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line has announced a general rate increase of 4.9% that will apply to rates established under the existing IDFL 59, 670, and 550 tariffs, effective June 4.

How Trucking Fleets Are Dealing With a Hot Flatbed Sector

With a steadily improving economy and sectors such as manufacturing and construction going strong, many trucking companies are finding they have more freight than they have trucks to haul – but nowhere is that more true than in the flatbed sector.

Produce Pushes Reefer Spot Rates Higher

The spring shipping season may be late, but it's here, especially in produce-distribution markets, according to the spot freight information reported by the DAT network of load boards.