July marked the seventh consecutive month of record year-over-year spot market freight availability.
Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were hampered by extreme weather conditions during April.
TransCore's North American Freight Index showed the highest spot market truckload freight volume for February since 1986.
Nationwide van rates for truck freight moved on the spot market remained stable in February, according to TransCore.
TransCore said the spot freight market experienced a year-over-year 62 percent increase in truckload freight availability.
Spot market freight volumes for the third and fourth quarters in 2010 were the highest since 2005.
TransCore index for July increased 122 percent over July 2009, but declined 14 percent from June level.
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