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Rate Trend of the Week: Reefer rates stable in Dallas, heat up in Atlanta

Reefer freight rates in three major markets sounded like the tale of the three bears this week: Atlanta… Read More

Rate Trend of the Week: Latest data gives back some of the price increase this month.

November showed strong activity in the spot market for the first two weeks which translated into higher rates. The… Read More

Spot Market Rate Trend of the Week: I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia

This week’s flatbed rates remind me of the epitaph that W.C. Fields reportedly wanted carved on his tombstone: “On… Read More

Spot market truck capacity eases by 6.7%, compared to prior week

As reported in TransCore… Read More

Spot Market Rate Trend of the Week: Van Rates Vary in November

The national average van rates were up by a penny in the first week of November, to $1.28 per mile for line haul. That… Read More

Rates Dip on Spot Market As Contract Rates Rise

Spot market truck postings loosened up in October by 20%, compared to September. Truckload capacity appeared to be… Read More

Capacity crunch? 3 ways to get trucks when you need them

All the industry analysts agree that a capacity crunch is here, and it’s only getting worse. How will you continue to… Read More

4 Steps to Higher Profitability

Sure, freight is readily available today in most markets. But how do you make sure that you always have enough… Read More

Seasons & Regions Series: California Reefer and Van Capacity Tightens in September

We are kicking off our Seasons and Regions series with a spotlight on California. Seasonal/regional analyses will be… Read More

Rates: Reefers heat up. Vans flatten out. Flats slip down.

Spot market rates for dry vans remained steady at $1.28 per mile in September, and declined by a penny in October… Read More

September spot freight up by 69% year-over-year

Looking back at September, we saw a 69% increase in freight availability on the spot market, compared to September 2009.… Read More

3% slip seen in spot market freight, while van and reefer rates heat up

Spot market load availability slipped by 3.4 percent and equipment capacity tightened by 1.7 percent in the week of… Read More

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