DAT North American Freight Index

Floods, bad weather pushed freight availability down in April

Freight volumes on the spot market were down — out of trend — 16 percent in April of this year from April 2012, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, which says that bad weather — like floods in the Midwest — could have been one of the driving forces in the decline. According to DAT, spot market freight volumes usually increase in April. All three segments (van, reefer, flatbed) saw decline in freight volumes. Van ...

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