Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub. Buffalo to Charlotte lost 13¢ at $1.75

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

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Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

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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Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

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The combination boosted demand, as shippers wanted to move freight out the door before the end of June. One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

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Reefer volumes have fallen, though, and that's also kept van rates in check since reefer trucks compete for van freight during slow periods. The nationwide trends of locally sourced fresh produce or alternate sourcing may be part of the explanation for lower reefer volumes.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

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Reefer volumes have fallen, though, and that's also kept van rates in check since reefer trucks compete for van freight during slow periods. The nationwide trends of locally sourced fresh produce or alternate sourcing may be part of the explanation for lower reefer volumes.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

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In the Southeast, rates are rising in Atlanta and Charlotte , but Memphis outbound rate trends were mixed, with some lane rates increasing while others declined. Every region has at least one Hot Market for flatbed freight.