TransCore Reports Truckload Freight Holding Steady as Capacity Improves

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Truckload freight available on the spot market remained stable nationwide on TransCore’s DAT Network of load boards for the week ending March 26. TransCore Trendlines, a weekly publication of spot market freight trends, reported that freight availability for dry vans and flatbeds held steady, compared to the previous week while refrigerated (“reefer”) freight volume declined by 2 percent.

Week-on-week, dry van capacity increased 2.8 percent, with refrigerated (“reefer”) vans up 2.1 percent. Flatbed capacity remained unchanged.

TransCore Trendlines is published weekly with spot market and contract market rates, and other key indicators from TransCore's U.S. Freight Index, the standard barometer for the spot freight market. The Index is based on more than 60 million loads and trucks posted annually on the DAT Network of load boards by freight brokers, logistic service providers (LSPs), shippers and carriers across the U.S. TransCore Trendlines also includes industry data from the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Department of Energy.

TransCore’s truckload rate trend of the week is derived from the company’s Truckload Rate Index, based on $4 billion in actual invoices updated daily for vans, reefers and flatbeds across the U.S. and Canada. The truckload rate trend of the week is a feature of TransCore Trendlines, published weekly with key indicators from TransCore's U.S. Freight Index. The Index is based on more than 60 million loads and trucks listed annually by freight brokers, logistic service providers (LSPs), shippers and carriers across the U.S. TransCore Trendlines also includes industry data from the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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