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Why this book rocks: Whether you focus on ocean, air, truck, barge or rail freight, it’s probably a steam engine that’s making it all work. Read this if you’re interested in: What the important freight shipping origins and destinations of the future will be. Freight Insights

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. That would’ve led to more reefer trucks competing for van freight, and the extra capacity kept rates down. Lakeland, FL, to Baltimore had a sharp 39¢ drop at $1.46/mile.

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

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West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

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Freight volume increased slightly for vans on the spot market last week, but truckload capacity increased more, so the national average load-to-truck ratio edged down from 1.9 Look for loads in Buffalo, NY; Harrisburg and Erie, PA; Baltimore, MD; Roanoke and Winchester, VA; and Evansville, IN.

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

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Van freight was a little quiet last week, but a rebound should be underway now, to close the second quarter on a high note. Reefer freight volume should get a boost too, due to last-minute demand for fresh food, ahead of the July 4th weekend.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

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At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. Since then, we've been in the middle of what's traditionally been the slow season for freight.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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The demand for refrigerated trailers peaked at year-end, but the extra-cold weather in many parts of the country has kept prices at record-setting levels in many areas, since those trailers are being used to keep freight from freezing. Miami to Baltimore dropped 99¢ to $2.39/mile.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Freight patterns showed increased retail trade ahead of Memorial Day weekend, and since some drivers finished the week up early ahead of the holiday weekend, capacity also tightened. Miami to Baltimore was up 35¢ to $2.63/mile.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

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That song is from "Carousel" and I started humming it under my breath as I sat down to write about last week's freight market. Looks like we won't have to wait until June for freight and rates to be "bustin' out all over" though, because rates are already heading in that direction.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

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The number of loads available on the spot market last month was also up more than 100% compared to February 2016, which is a pretty good sign that the freight recession really is over. Since the freight coming out didn’t pay very well, inbound lanes paid more.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum. Miami to Baltimore also jumped up 21¢ to $1.75/mile.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

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Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Flatbeds saw rising freight volume and rates in the Southwest and a handful of Southeastern markets. Flatbed freight is strongest in the Southeast region, but not in the usual locations.

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Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum. Miami to Baltimore also jumped up 21¢ to $1.75/mile.

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Reefer rates rise as Florida hits its stride

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Freight volumes surged about 25% out of both Miami and Lakeland, FL, and some lanes about of Florida saw rates jump as much as 85¢ per mile. California - Overall, California has been slower than usual, with freight volumes down about 3%, due to heavy rain.

This Week in Logistics News (March 16-20, 2015)

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Prime Now Expands: One-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Daily Essentials Now Available to Prime Members in Baltimore and Miami. 2014 North American Freight Numbers.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

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The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Load counts are up on DAT load boards , with more flatbed freight shipping to support the rebuilding and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms.

Reefer rates hit lull between holidays

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Reefer activity picked up after Thanksgiving, but not nearly as much as dry van freight. Twin Falls, ID, to Baltimore gained 24¢ at $3.26. Fresno to Baltimore fell 29¢ at $2.41/mile.

Flatbed rates move lower, but they're still pretty high

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million load and truck posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

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While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Baltimore to Springfield, MA slid 21¢ to $4.04/mi.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

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Flatbed freight out of Baltimore usually heads to the Northeast and Midwest, and the weather in those regions made those shipments more difficult. That pushed Baltimore rates up 10% higher last week as a result.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. These include freight rating, carrier selection, load tendering and visibility as well as match pay.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

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Every region has at least one Hot Market for flatbed freight. On the East Coast, choose between Baltimore to the north and Raleigh to the south, or go from one to the other, with a TriHaul (triangular) route to replace the low-priced southbound leg.

Reefer Rates Continue to Cool

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February is usually the slowest month of the year for spot freight, and declines in reefer rates have been sharper than in the van segment. There were a lot of dramatic shifts in load counts last week in the major markets for refrigerated freight, which led to some price swings.

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Florida Reefer Rates Take a Dive

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DAT load boards provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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Combine all that with the tighter capacity that came about as a result of the ELD mandate going into effect, and you get higher rates out of nearly every major market for refrigerated freight.

Flatbed Rates Hold Steady at 2-Year Highs

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WHAT'S HOT – Rates were on the rise last week in two Atlantic seaport markets: Baltimore and Jacksonville. Two Southeastern freight hubs, Atlanta and Memphis , also got a big boost. Flatbed volumes didn’t slip as expected in the first half of July.

Spring surge delayed again

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Flooding in the Midwest closed roads and rail lines, which will impact freight markets for weeks to come. National Average Freight Rates - March to-date. We may need to wait for April for real spring freight to hit. Lakeland to Baltimore was down 20¢ to $1.68/mi.

Spot market demand heats up out West

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

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Rates rose across the region, with shippers moving freight out of the way of the coming storm. Baltimore to Charlotte added 36¢ at $1.89 Flatbed rates haven’t moved much in the past month, but that could change in the coming weeks.

Storms put damper on spot rates

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Despite an increase in freight volumes, national average rates slipped again last week for vans and reefers. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date. Freight volumes were up more than 20% in the Lakeland, Florida market, as well as in Sacramento and Fresno , California.

Spot Market Reefer Rates Hit a 3-Year High

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Lately, the spot market for refrigerated freight has looked a lot more like June than November. Fresh produce often drives the demand for reefer freight, and this year, wet fields and high summer temps led to late planting and lower yields out of California.

Reefer Prices Swing, in Seasonal Shift

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.