Spot Market

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 · 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 LM Staff · March 26, 2015
While its day-to-day objectives remain the same, the online load board freight-matching service Internet Truckstop announced today it has a new name: Truckstop.com.
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 · 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 · September 12, 2014
FTR and Internet Truckstop said that this alliance will provide shippers and carriers with myriad benefits, including market analysis and specificity for contract and spot freight segments by region and trailer type.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2014
Market conditions continue to favor trucking carriers, due in large part to tight capacity, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
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 · 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 · April 18, 2014
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services on various topics impacting freight transportation and logistics.

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