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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 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.

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.

How Does CVSA's Roadcheck Affect the Spot Market?

The experts at FTR crunch the spot freight numbers to analyze the effect this year's inspection blitz focusing on hours of service affected trucking capacity.

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.

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.

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.