Rate Trend of the Week

Flatbed ratio reverses 10-week decline

The load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds rebounded last week to 28.4 loads per truck, after losing traction for ten straight… Read More

Van Demand Increases Ahead of Labor Day

Last week there was a rebound in van freight volumes—up about 8%—as stores move back-to-school merchandise and stock… Read More

Reefer demand dips, but fall harvests await

Reefer produce continues to trend down, but fall harvests should reverse the falling volumes and stabilize rates in… Read More

Van rates return to spring levels

Van rates stepped down for the sixth week in a row. That's not to say they're low. They're still about 20% higher than… Read More

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

Brokers and shippers have had an easier time finding trucks in recent weeks, at least when compared to the first half of… Read More

Dog days of summer freight?

It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year. This would typically be a… Read More

Flatbed rates recede from record highs, but remain elevated

Flatbed rates are coming down from record highs, but remain elevated even after sharp drops.There is less activity… Read More

Flatbeds in July: High rates despite sharp drops

Flatbed pricing has been volatile lately, with large swings in both directions. There were sharp declines last week, with… Read More

Spot Rates Edge Down From Record Highs, as Contract Rates Keep Rising

The national average van rate edged down to $2.30 per mile during the past week, which is only a penny lower than the… Read More

July Van Report: Spot rates fell. Contract rates rose

July has historically been a quiet month for trucking freight. Not so, this year. The national average van rate was $2.29… Read More

Reefer rates lose traction in California heat wave

Spot rates are trending down for reefer freight, due to hot weather in Southern California. Temperatures in the “fry… Read More

Van Rates Continue Seasonal Decline

Truckload capacity has been tight all year, but we're finally starting to see some easing from the June peak. On the top… Read More