Spot market load volume down 39% — in one week

The bottom sprung a huge leak in the spot market as volumes dropped abruptly during the week ending April 5. The number of available loads fell 39%. At the same time, owner-operators’ and other carriers’ search volume on DAT load boards skyrocketed.

New carrier admin portal from Uber Freight

Uber Freight debuted a new web-booking portal designed to help dispatchers simplify workflow, and a new app interface built to provide a more intuitive experience for carriers and drivers.

Freight recession? Not as long as volumes continue strong

Major van markets’ volumes regained all they lost during the July 4 holiday week, as talk of a freight recession arose from some industry quarters. Reefer shows signs of volume falls in the last week, but not the other major segments, DAT notes.

Rates on the up after holiday week, as demand indicators fell

It wasn’t exactly a fireworks display, but national average spot van and refrigerated freight rates sparkled a bit last week as shippers looked for carriers to move freight during a compressed delivery window. Decreased activity, at once, caused demand…

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…

Dump-focused service launches in L.A. market

Online dump-truck-focused load platform Trux has opened for business with the greater Los Angeles market as the first step in an eventual national roll-out planned to take place over the course of the year.