Rate Trend of the Week

Reefers wanted today in Georgia, as Vidalia onions roll out

If you have a reefer trailer, you can be sure to find a load in Southeastern Georgia this week. The load-to-truck ratio… Read More

Easter week started strong before demand dipped

Last week started with solid demand, but activity tapered off as Good Friday and the Easter weekend approached.… Read More

Storms put damper on spot rates

Despite an increase in freight volumes, national average rates slipped again last week for vans and reefers. Even the… Read More

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways. Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so… Read More

Flatbed freight finds its footing

While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both… Read More

Reefers still waiting for spring

It’s still early in the spring, but the refrigerated truckload sector is not picking up any momentum yet. I wouldn’t… Read More

Spring surge delayed again

It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for a spring surge. The spot market appeared heading for a rebound early… Read More

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced… Read More

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The… Read More

Spot market demand heats up out West

The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to… Read More

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week. Rates fell in most of the top 100 van… Read More

Spot van rates poised for a rebound

We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule. There's… Read More