Tag: spot market
Spot market: Flatbed demand climbing like it's early 2018
Flatbed rates are ripe for the picking with capacity tight, as some owners have no doubt move to the historically high rates, and lower physical demands, of van and reefer. National average flatbed load-to-truck ratios have soared as in early 2018.
April 1, 2021
Record-setting rates for reefers, vans; flatbed hits a high plateau, too
Following February's weather disruptions, truckload freight shipments settled into more normal patterns during the week ending March 14, said DAT Freight & Analytics, yet rates hit record-setting highs even so in dry van, reefer.
March 19, 2021
The latest rates averages for dry van, reeefer and flatbed
Per-mile rates on the spot market resumed their upward momentum in February after growth stalled slightly in January, according to rates data from Truckstop.com.
March 2, 2021
Are rates stabilizing after weeks of decline?
A mixed bag on the spot market for the week ending Feb. 7. Most major flatbed lanes saw volumes and rates increase, along with demand, while van, reefer rates were stuck in neutral even as fuel prices rose.
February 10, 2021
Post-Thanksgiving spot freight — mixed pictures for flatbed, dry van, reefer
While spot rates have been setting records, there are signs that pricing is beginning to soften for the first time in more than seven months. Details here.
December 9, 2020
Contract opportunities, strategy shifts for the smallest carriers
In addition to direct freight contracts, COVID-19 has opened myriad other new opportunities for nimble small fleet owner-ops, some with brokers. Read more here.
November 20, 2020
Mid-month spot market check-in: Reefer, van rates rise even as demand indicators fall
Van and reefer spot rates continue to improve even as volumes tick down, and platform loads' rates crept from October highs. Get all the details on Overdrive.
November 19, 2020
Spot freight: Load post volumes dip for fourth straight week
Truckload rates and volumes seem to be plateauing; however, the spot truckload freight market remains strong year over year. Details on Overdrive.
October 30, 2020
Rates and demand cooling over last two weeks in spot market
DAT Freight & Analytics notes spot freight rates remain high relative to last year, but current load-to-truck ratios have slipped for the second straight week.
October 21, 2020
DAT: Van spot average rate hit a record high recently, more rates trends
Rates across the dry van, flatbed, and reefer segments all continued to climb through the first week of October. Details here on Overdrive.
October 12, 2020
Can owner-operators crack the contract-freight nut?
Contracted freight provides owner-operators with an avenue for growth and stability. Could owner-operators crack the contract-freight nut? Find out here.
September 23, 2020
Spot rates shot up again in August as supply chain shocks continue
Rates in the month continued to soar as freight market participants grappled with the shockwaves wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic/shifting consumer habits.
September 1, 2020
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