spot freight market

Broker rates top shippers in some U.S. lanes

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24 percent of routes, TransCore said.

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Spot market freight index gains in October

TransCore said its North American Freight Index for October increased 69 percent year-over-year in spot market freight availability.

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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Spot freight index up 215% in February

Freight availability on the North American spot market in February more than tripled from a year earlier, based on the TransCore Freight Index. February’s increase of 215 percent marked the fifth consecutive month of improvement on a year-over-year basis and indicated unusually strong seasonal volume. The level for February, normally a weak month for spot freight, was within 5 percent of the record levels reached in 2004. The TransCore North America Freight Index measures truckload freight volume found ...

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