Rates report mixed for March as flatbed, van see small gains, reefer dips

Following big drops in February, per-mile rate averages paid to carriers saw little in the way of a rebound in March, with van and flatbed posting small gains and reefer rates declining further from February’s dip.

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Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January

January’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking industry, reported by the DOL as 1.465 million, is just over 24,000 jobs higher than January 2015.

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Trucking employment shoots up at year’s end

December’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking industry, reported by the DOL as 1.462 million, was just shy of 20,000 jobs higher than December 2014.

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Probability of recession in 2016 small, say analysts

At once, some put the probability of a true recession by 2018 around 80 percent. "Go long with your shippers" to solidify relationships, panelists at's user conference urge.

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Rates dip again in October: Charts on van, reefer, flatbed trends

This is the third straight month all three segments have seen a decline in their national averages. Rates have been trending down since hitting record highs last summer. Here are the latest numbers for reefer, dry van and flatbed rates.

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Podcast: What’s up with rates?

DAT Solutions' Mark Montague talks with Overdrive News Editor James Jaillet about recent rate trends, where he sees rates headed next year and more.

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Rates continued to tumble in September, all three major truckload segments decline

Average per-mile rates on the spot market in all three major truckload segments fell in September from August, according to data from, following up on big drops seen in August. Here are the numbers.

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For-hire trucking industry loses 4k jobs in September

August and September join March as the only months to see month-to-month declines in trucking industry employment, following a year (2014) in which no month posted fewer trucking jobs than the month prior.

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The weekly report offers analysis of spot market conditions and rates.

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The deep south is hot — for rates

Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas registered the hottest last week for outbound truckload rates, averaging $2.39, $2.46, $2.45 and $2.49, respectively. See the full heat map here.

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