PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot market freight availability increased by 216% in May, compared to the same month in 2009, according to TransCore’s North American Freight Index. This was the strongest volume for the month of May in at least 10 years, according to the company.
Spot market freight availability has been higher than normal since January, with freight availability increasing in May for dry vans and reefers in advance of the peak summer season, according to the report. However, spot freight for flatbeds fell by 15% compared to April’s extremely high level.
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