Tag Archives: loads

Truck posts up, spot rates flat in the last week

But not for flatbed, which gained 6 cents per mile as a national average rate. Spot volume fell 2 percent during the week ending April 7, while a 9 percent increase in available capacity in the form of trucks posted kept van and refrigerated rates from…

Down another 4-5 cents/mile: Average spot rates in the last week, all segments

Truckload capacity, with more truckers advertising their availability to haul via the load boards, is building in the first weeks of 2019. National average spot rates for dry van, reefer and flatbed are going the other direction. Showing signs of the m…

The broker-margin transparency federal law already affords to carriers who request it

Owner-operators have a “right to review” amounts paid by shippers, collected by brokers and disbursed to themselves in any brokered freight transaction. But a right does nothing for anyone if not exercised — too many truckers, watchers contend, just a…

Holiday week major-lane van volume boost well illustrates e-commerce extension of retail freight season

The “Black Friday” after Thanksgiving once marked the end of the retail-freight season, but last week showed how e-commerce is extending the holiday push. Rates on the 100 highest-volume van lanes rose an average of 2.3 percent, or 5 cents per mile, du…

Heck of a time to be a flatbedder: High demand indicators on offer in this week’s spot update

All that dark green in the map? That means flatbedders utilizing DAT load boards have been busy, with a serious imbalance between the number of posted flatbed loads and the number of posted available trucks. What’s more: It’s been that way since winter…

Spring has sprung on the spot market

So much for March going out like a lamb. Nationally, the final week of the month featured a 3.5 percent increase in available freight, a 3.1 percent decrease in capacity, and another record high load-to-truck ratio for flatbed freight, and rates contin…

April Fool’s Day ELD-OOS nightmare some are expecting may not be tough as advertised

In the weekly spot market update, a little intel from a recent DAT survey suggests FMCSA’s 96 percent ELD compliance rate is probably close to correct. Meantime, spot rates hold firm, and may be on the rise this week with volume trends in dry van, flat…

April Fool’s Day ELD-OOS nightmare some are expecting may not be tough as advertised

In the weekly spot market update, a little intel from a recent DAT survey suggests FMCSA’s 96 percent ELD compliance rate is probably close to correct. Meantime, spot rates hold firm, and may be on the rise this week with volume trends in dry van, flat…

Van, reefer demand update: Rates reverse course, heading up in the last week

Van volumes have been rising for two weeks, and rates followed last week. Meanwhile, reefer has mimicked van trends, though swings have been sharper. At once, spot rates have on average been above contract rates for reefers since September, perhaps por…