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Truck Spot Rates Will Mirror 2011-2012 [Commentary]

While some have predicted a cliff-event drop in spot rates like in 2018, there is evidence that we may instead see more of a contract rate extended plateau, similar to what we saw in 2011-2012, Jeff Kauffman suggests.

DAT: January Truckload Rates Fall

The DAT Truckload Volume Index, a measure of dry van, refrigerated and flatbed loads moved by truckload carriers, fell 2% in January from December 2020.

DAT: Spot Rates Show Price Stability

Average spot truckload van and refrigerated rates were virtually unchanged last week, a sign of price stability after January’s declines, according to DAT.

DAT: October Spot Market’s Record-Breaking Rates

Spot truckload rates for dry van and refrigerated freight hit another high in October, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, while average flatbed rates also increased compared to September, they did not surpass 2018’s highs.

DAT Spot Rates Flatten in October

After surging for the last five months, spot truckload rates have gone flat according to DAT, with demand for trucks softening during the week ending October 18.

DAT August Rates Almost Climb to All-Time High

According to DAT Freight & Analytics, August’s spot truckload rates almost set an all-time high, with spot van, refrigerated and flatbed rates higher month over month and load-to-truck ratios increasing at the end of summer.

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