Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009.
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Advanced handling. Extra-heavy labor. Elaborate LTL logistics. Special hauls often require moreof an owner-operator than ordinary loads, but the financial rewards compensate well.
TransCore's North American Freight Index for June showed a 112 percent increase in spot market freight availability.
With a 216 percent increase year-over-year, this was the strongest volume for May in at least 10 years.
Spot market freight availability increased by 291 percent in April compared to the same month in 2009.
The high load volume in March contributed to the strongest first-quarter volume since 2004, according to TransCore.
The annual TransCore Broker Benchmark Survey shows freight broker numbers are stabilizing after rough 2009.
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