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As we near August, we’re finally seeing some relief from the tight capacity that defined most of May and June. Dry van, reefer and flatbed rates have dipped slightly from their record highs as a result of less loads flooding the market and more trucks becoming available. We expect the market to remain steady until Read more…

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Spot Market Trends This June, everyone is feeling the effects of a tight market after Memorial Day weekend and last week’s annual Road Check. Flatbed prices have hit another record high at $2.81/mile and the reefer load to truck ratio rose 57% since last week. Demand Spikes in Dallas As the Los Angeles market begins Read more…

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Spot Market Trends Spot market rates are especially high this week as a result of rising fuel costs and a scarcity of trucks exacerbated by this week’s International Roadcheck. According to DAT, “the national averages for both van rates and reefer rates each increased 4¢ per mile, while the national flatbed rate continued to add to Read more…

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Memorial Day led to tighter capacity and higher spot market rates as we saw many independent carriers go home for the 3-day-weekend. Flatbed rates rose to another record high while reefer rates are up 2¢ per mile. We’re seeing especially tight reefer capacity coupled with high rates coming out of the South and Southeast due to Read more…

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Flatbed rates remain off the charts, but the most prevalent story in the market right now is the upcoming Roadcheck, a.k.a. the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), that will be held in two weeks (June 5th – 7th). During this time, there will be tens of thousands of inspections performed on commercial vehicles. Historically, Read more…

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With produce season in full swing, we’re seeing tight capacity across the board, especially out the South East. Reefer rates are on the rise due to produce while flatbed rates took a slight dip after record highs due to peak season for construction and building products. Spot Market Trends ELD Hits Flatbed the Hardest In Read more…

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Overall capacity remains tight as we head into peak produce season. Heavy hauling and construction freight prices are through the roof as flatbed demand hits a record high of 111 loads per available truck. Spot Market Trends Rising Demand for Flatbed Trailers Skyrocketing demand for flatbed trailers has brought the flatbed load-to-truck ratio to over Read more…

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Rates remain steady as April comes to a close, however overall volume is beginning to grow as we see seasonal spikes from produce and construction. Spot Market Trends Diesel Fuel Price Trends Shippers are seeing a hit to their bottom line as their transportation spend increases, partly due to the rising cost of employees. The Read more…

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Van and reefer rates took a slight dip this week while flatbed rates climbed to a new record high. Winter weather in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest have caused a delay in the usually booming produce season. Expect to see an increase in fuel surcharge costs as the recent spike in diesel prices Read more…

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The van load-to-truck ratio fell 11% last week to 6.6 loads per truck. This dip is consistent with seasonal trends, however capacity remains at historically low levels. Cass reported in March that their TL Linehaul Index has not only been positive now for twelve months in a row, but pricing for trucking continues to gain Read more…

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