TransCore’s Spot Market Freight Up Almost 300 Percent from a Year Ago, Strongest Month Since 2005

PORTLAND, Oregon - Spot market freight availability increased by 291 percent in April, compared to the same month in 2009, according to TransCore’s North American Freight Index. Load volume was nearly 25 percent higher than in March, more than double the average month-over-month increase for this season.

April’s spot freight volume was the highest in any single month since November of 2005, which was a record year for spot market freight.

Brokers, 3PLs, carriers, and owner-operators in North America are on track to list more than 60 million loads and trucks this year across a variety of services feeding TransCore’s DAT® Network. As a result of this high volume, TransCore’s North American Freight Index is representative of the ups and downs in spot market freight availability throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The DAT Network sets the standard for load board services in the North America by providing:

  • The most loads and trucks found on any load board on the Internet or in truck stops
  • The highest number of exclusive loads found on a single load board
  • The best quality brokers in the industry with the highest credit scores and lowest days to pay.