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. Rates rose in Columbus , as well, as population centers in the Northeast are receiving more freight from that direction. Stockton, CA , showed the least price movement among major freight markets last week, and outbound volumes there were off by 14%.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

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Mark Montague's recent blog post Top Ten Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight , revealed that the key market areas of Ontario and Fresno, California made the list of 2016 Top 10 Reefer Markets for both contract and spot market freight. The demand for reefers impacts van capacity too, as reefers often haul van freight in the slow season until they’re pulled away by the increased demand—and prices—of refrigerated freight.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Twin Falls, Idaho is a great source for outbound reefer loads, prior to Thanksgiving. with a third leg that originates in Reno, Fresno, or a handful of other hot markets, as well. Rates are derived from DAT RateView and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers, in 65,000 point-to-point lanes throughout the U.S. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.