DAT’s Ken Harper pointed to some “good news” in the weekly trend highlight the company’s analysts are seeing in the spot market activity in their network of load boards. “Load [volume] increases are a harbinger of things to come,” he said, though “we’re probably a little early to call the fall freight season.”
Nonetheless, volume was up 5 and nearly 9 percent, respectively, in van and reefer, and the maps below show just where the increases were the most pronounced. The only segment showing volume declines was flatbed, though the rate picture in that segment holds some positives for operators, says DAT.
All rate data herein are derived from DAT’s RateView product, and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers. Reference rates include fuel surcharges but not accessorial or other fees. See base rates adjusted for fuel in the segment pages at DAT’s Trendlines website.