Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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Denver to Albuquerque, NM increased to $2.07/mi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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The lane from Denver to Albuquerque is still one of your best bets for getting out of Colorado, but that lane lost 15¢ last week at $1.88/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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The lane from Denver to Albuquerque is still one of your best bets for getting out of Colorado, but that lane lost 15¢ last week at $1.88/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

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Albuquerque, NM, has been lighting up the Hot Market Map for a few weeks now. So if you take a load to Albuquerque from L.A. The national reefer rate average lost 5¢ last week, but there are still pockets in the country where reefer demand remains high.

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Spot van rates poised for a rebound

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Denver to Albuquerque recovered 12¢ to $2.00/mile, after a sharp drop in the previous week. We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule.

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End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

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Albuquerque also has high load availability for vans, coupled with a shortage of trucks, as shown in this Hot States Map for the week of September 27 to October 3. Van demand rose 11% last week, in the end-of-quarter rush , and truck capacity tightened by 2.9%.

Van Rates Respond to Seasonal Slowdown

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The biggest declines was out West, though: Denver to Albuquerque, NM , fell 35¢ to $2.18/mile. Van rates continued to moderate last week, and van load posts declined as we moved into February.

Spot van rates poised for a rebound

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Denver to Albuquerque recovered 12¢ to $2.00/mile, after a sharp drop in the previous week. We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule.

How Will ELDs and Christmas Affect Van Rates?

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Denver to Albuquerque, NM has been trending up in recent weeks, and the average rate rose another 17¢ at $2.33/mile. Before this week, the spot market had been a bit calmer in December compared to November.

Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

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Denver to Albuquerque was down 30¢ to $2.04/mile. A lot of us in the trucking industry had to do something last week that we haven't had to do in a while — work a full, five-day week.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

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Denver to Albuquerque got a 7¢ increase, to $2.18/mile. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather. Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

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Denver to Albuquerque jumped 28¢ to $2.35/mile. Truckload capacity remained tight during the first week of 2019, and national average rates increased 3¢ for vans, reefers and flatbeds.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

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Denver to Albuquerque, NM , was down 33¢ to $2.04/mile. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

Reefer Demand Cools, Except in a Few Hot Spots

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Albuquerque continues to offer high load availability for reefers, coupled with a shortage of trucks. Demand for reefers slipped 13% on the spot market last week, following an end-of-quarter surge in the previous week, and truck capacity added 2%.

Spot Market Seasonal Slowdown Begins. Sorta

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Denver to Albuquerque, NM, rates dropped 43¢ to $2.49/mile. Spot market demand tends to slow down in the middle of January, so it wasn’t surprising that load posts on DAT load boards edged down 4% last week.

Load-to-Truck Ratios Drop for First Time Since ELD Mandate

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Denver to Albuquerque added 25¢ at $2.92/mile. Load posts on the DAT Network have risen steadily since the second week in November, and they were up another 17% last week.

Van Rates Adjust to Changing Holiday Demand

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One of the few headhaul lanes out of Denver is to Albuquerque, NM , and it gained10¢ to $2.16/mile. Demand on the spot market had been surging as we headed into December, after record-high rates and load-to-truck ratios throughout November. Last week was a little quieter.

Top 10 Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight

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For the markets with the highest ratio of contract freight to spot market freight you will find Albuquerque, NM, Flagstaff, AZ, and San Diego, CA. Current trends in freight can be explained by looking at the top ten contract markets by percentage of contract-spot mix.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Other Hot Markets include Albuquerque, Grand Rapids and Little Rock. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers. Late harvests are beginning the journey to your Thanksgiving table, via food processing plants and distribution centers.

Reefer Freight Market Still Has a Few Hot Spots

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These "hot markets" may pay above-average rates for reefers: Albuquerque, NM; Lubbock, TX; Fayetteville, AR; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Cape Girardeau, MO; and Evansville, IN. July is the in-between season for refrigerated ("reefer") freight.

Spot Market Gets a Strong Start to May

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Denver to Albuquerque has been more up-and-down than usual, and last week it fell 10¢ for an average of $1.64/mile. Early May brought higher spot market rates for each trailer type.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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Denver to Albuquerque rose 10¢ for an average of 1.76/mile. The end of the month didn’t bring the upward bump that we typically see when shippers try to move goods before closing their books.

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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One more 9¢ drop: Denver to Albuquerque fell to $1.66/mile. For van rates , rising lanes continue to outnumber falling lanes on a week-to-week basis, but it’s been a slow, long-term trend.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

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Albuquerque, NM. Van rates jumped 6¢ last week, prompted by a 49% increase in load posts on DAT load boards. There was an 11% increase in truck posts, week over week, so the load-to-truck ratio advanced 32%, from 2.1 loads per truck.

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How Long Will Van Rates Stay This High?

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One of the few head haul lanes out of Denver is to Albuquerque , but even it was down 13¢ at $1.96/mile. Spot market volumes got a bump at the end of October, and those load counts held steady heading into the first week of November.

Three Biggest Mistakes Made by Small Trucking Companies

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Now while I can’t help you move freight from Des Moines to Albuquerque, through my trucking software work, I’ve had a chance to learn about some of the biggest mistakes small trucking companies make, and more importantly, how to avoid them.

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I don’t like it at all,” said Sheriff Wally Locker of the Albuquerque police department. “We “Look… I just found a Load over by the hockey arena!”. And with those words Harold Wicks kicked his 2023 Peterbuilt into gear and drove quickly to pick up his load ahead of the four other big rigs trying to catch up with him. That’s the third load I found this week!’ said Wicks with great enthusiasm. It wasn’t a real load though – it was something quite new to the world of trucking.