Rate Trend of the Week

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

April is in the rearview, and so is a recent trend of falling spot market rates. May got off to a hot start, boosted by… Read More

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

While the van markets might be showing signs of heating up, flatbed has been hot all winter long, and getting hotter. The… Read More

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month. For the… Read More

Spring Produce Season: Where Are Reefers Needed?

Spring produce has gotten off to a slow start this year. The momentum had been building in Florida and… Read More

2 Things That Could Push Van Rates Higher

The spot market was in something of a balancing act last week. Volumes edged up, but that was outpaced once again by an… Read More

Truckload Capacity Loosens, Even With Tighter ELD Enforcement

April 1 was the end of the soft enforcement period of the ELD mandate. Read More

Will Tighter ELD Enforcement = Tighter Reefer Capacity?

Reefer rates usually dip after Easter, since the urgency to get fresh shipments into stores fades following the holiday. Read More

Average Van Rate for April Already 9 Cents Higher Than March

Normally there’s a lull after the end of Q1 and shippers have rushed to push freight out the door. Read More

AUDIO: Rates and Ratios Climb for Flatbeds, Vans and Reefers

Flatbed freight is going crazy, while vans and reefers are coming on strong. Rates and load-to-truck ratios are moving up… Read More

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

"March went out like a lion, a whippin' up the water in the bay." I'm a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals —… Read More

AUDIO: Flatbed Market is Anything But Flat

Flatbed freight is rolling out all over the U.S., and van freight is starting to gain traction, too. I talked about the… Read More

Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2 Cents, Before Q1 Closes

We're just a few days away from Easter and Passover, which coincide with the close of the first quarter. It's common for… Read More