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By Jeff Berman · May 11, 2016
Spot market freight volume saw a 3.4 percent decline from March to April, DAT said.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2016
January spot market freight volume fell 9.1 percent in January compared to December as typical truckload line haul rates fell and followed seasonal patterns.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2015
Staying true to seasonal patterns, November spot market volumes saw a 15 percent decline, according to data recently issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, in its DAT North American Freight Index.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2015
There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.
By Jeff Berman · May 18, 2015
Spot market freight volumes for the month of April remained firmly on a typical seasonal trajectory, according to data issued by DAT.
By Jeff Berman · April 12, 2015
March was a good month for the spot market, with spot market freight volume climbing 34 percent compared to February, according to recent data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, in its DAT North American Freight Index.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2015
Truckload spot volume and rates for the month of February were down on an annual basis in February, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. DAT said that spot market freight availability in February was down for the second month in a row, which it described as a “seasonal pattern that mimics the first quarter of 2014 but at a higher volume.”
By Jeff Berman · January 22, 2015
Compared to November, spot market freight volume was up 3.0 percent, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2014
According to its data, spot market volume for the month of September was up 32 percent on an annual basis and set a new record for the 14th straight month, with gains for each of the three equipment categories it tracks, including load availability for: dry vans up 42 percent; refrigerated (reefer) up 24 percent; and flatbed volume up 46 percent.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2014
Spot market freight volumes for the month of August remained elevated compared to seasonal norms, according to data issued this week Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
By Jeff Berman · August 11, 2014
As has been the case for several months, heavy spot market activity remains prevalent in the freight transportation market, with July turning in another strong performance, according to recent data published by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2014
Annual increases were reported across the board for spot market activity for various equipment types in June, with van loads up 39 percent, refrigerated freight up 51 percent, and flatbed volumes increasing by 69 percent.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2014
DAT reported that May marks the 11th straight month to see an annual record high for spot market freight volume, with its DAT Freight Index in May seeing a 40 percent annual increase.
By Jeff Berman · May 15, 2014
Spot market activity appears to be returning to a more seasonal pattern after a difficult winter, according to data issued this week by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2014
Company officials said this impressive gain was the result of atypical season patterns, noting that freight levels usually peak in the second quarter and subsequently tail off the rest of the year, whereas in 2013 the market stayed firm throughout the year.

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