TransCore Reports Van and Reefer Capacity Rising on the Spot Freight Market

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Spot market truck capacity increased 2.9 percent, led by a continued increase in dry van availability on TransCore’s DAT Network of load boards in the week ending April 23. For the second consecutive week, dry van capacity increased, up 4.9 percent week-on-week. The two-week surge in truck postings returned capacity to levels last seen in January, according to TransCore Trendlines, a weekly barometer for spot market freight trends.

Refrigerated (“reefer”) van capacity increased 3.6 percent week-on-week. Flatbed truck postings dipped 0.4 percent, the only segment to decline in truck postings.

The load-to-truck ratio declined for all equipment types, indicating improved truck availability on the spot market. The ratio for dry vans fell 8.2 percent, while ratios dipped 2.6 percent for reefers and 2.0 percent for flatbeds.

A more complete report on truck capacity, load volumes, and rates can be found at Trendlines.

TransCore Trendlines, 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. It is based on more than 60 million loads and trucks posted annually on the DAT Network of load boards by freight brokers, 3PLs, 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.