Few trucking concerns around I-85 collapse: DAT
ATLANTA, GA - Crews are working to reopen I-85 in Atlanta by June 15, following a massive bridge fire that was once expected to close the route for several months. But DAT Solutions doesn't expect the structure's collapse to affect the trucking industry that much anyway.
Hurricane relief boosts spot market freight
PORTLAND, OR - October represented the year's strongest month for available freight this year, with the exception of a seasonal peak in June, the DAT North American Freight Index shows. And post-hurricane reconstruction efforts may be responsible for some of the shift. The October volume was up 1.8% when compared to September, largely thanks to an 11% increase in flatbed freight. In contrast, van volume was down 0.6%. Reefers dropped 4%. "Flatbed freight is associated with energy exploration, as well as construction, which may have gotten a boost in October due to post-hurricane relief and rebuilding in the southeast," DAT Solutions reports.
Spot Freight Volume Holds, Rates Decline
PORTLAND, OR -- Spot market freight volume remained nearly stable in September, but rates generally continued moving lower, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, based on the DAT Solutions network of load boards in Canada and the U.S.
New DAT Analytics Service Includes 14 Canadian Markets
PORTLAND, OR - Fourteen Canadian markets are included in a new online analytics service launched by DAT Solutions so transportation and logistics professionals can access truck and load data on the 149 key market areas in North America with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.
U.S. Spot Freight Rates, Availability Continue Lull
BEAVERTON, OR -- The availability of truckload freight on the U.S. spot market hit a lull during the week ending July 18, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards, leading to a decline in load-to-truck ratios and rates across all three equipment types and at their lowest points in at least the past four weeks.
U.S. Spot Freight Rates Down Over Past Week
BEAVERTON, OR -- Spot truckload freight rates posted small declines in all three major sectors during the week ending June 20 compared to the previous week but are well above the averages for last month, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.