Van freight stabilizes in early October

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But freight has mostly "normalized” on the spot market. NOTE: The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios for dry van freight. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Houston to Oklahoma City was down 8¢ to $1.97/mile. Reefer freight is in transition. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Out West, Denver to Oklahoma City added 14¢ at $1.38/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

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Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date. Houston to Oklahoma City slipped 12¢ to $1.92/mi.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B YRC Freight has 9.2% YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. The company was founded in Oklahoma City, OK. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight Equipment & People. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight Service Area. YRC Freight also covers Guam, U.S.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Out West, Denver to Oklahoma City added 14¢ at $1.38/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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Demand for trucks will likely increase in the coming weeks, with FEMA loads and emergency freight heading to the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and the Carolinas. How to find FEMA loads and trucks, and what to consider when handling emergency freight.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

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As people in the Carolinas try their best to return to their normal routines, the freight markets have settled back down into typical seasonal trends following Hurricane Florence. Unlike with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the impact from Florence on freight movements was mostly felt regionally.

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.

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. Houston to Oklahoma City rose 24¢ to an average of $2.04/mile.

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. Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum.

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. Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum.

Flatbed Demand Surges in Oregon and South Dakota

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South Dakota has also been a hot state for flatbeds lately, with lots of loads originating in the Rapid City market. Rates are derived from DAT RateView , and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers.

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. Some of the lanes where rates increased last week included: Houston to Oklahoma City jumped 38¢ to $2.55/mi.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

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Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Also, when demand slacks off for van and reefer freight, there are more trucks available.

Higher van volumes fail to boost rates

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Van freight volumes did increase more than 6% in the last week of March, but there was enough capacity to cover the demand. Freight volumes were up more than 10% in Houston last week, with pushed prices up on several lanes. Denver to Oklahoma City slipped 14¢ to $1.12/mi.

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

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Van rates drop to 16-month low

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Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

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Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

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Some of that could be due to shippers needing to move freight before the end of the month, so we’ll have to wait and see if van rates have actually turned the corner. Out of the Gulf Coast, the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City dropped 16¢ to $2.11/mile.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

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Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

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Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, after a one-week gain. Loads were not nearly as plentiful in Montana and Wyoming, however, so check outbound freight before taking a load into those states.

Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

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Plus, freight moves are less urgent at this time of year, so prices down were across the country. Houston to Oklahoma City rose 13¢ to $2.18/mile.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Contract carriers are busy with their regularly scheduled hauls, so a lot of the late-arriving freight gets tendered to brokers and 3PLs. The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

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Van Rates May Spring Ahead Very Soon

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Expect a surge of spot market freight next week, as shippers rush to close the quarter on a high note, while refrigerated trucks move last-minute food for Easter. as final-mile retail freight activity picked up ahead of Easter.

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

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Farther west, the lane from Denver to Oklahoma City rose 20¢ to $2.02/mile – Denver typically trends in the opposite direction of California, and California rates were generally down last week. Seattle to Salt Lake City also lost 33¢ at $2.44/mile.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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Van load counts were already up big last week, with an uptick in freight moving out of L.A. Houston to Oklahoma City was up 10¢ to for a springtime high of $1.91/mile.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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Shippers and freight brokers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: "L.A. Van fleets are singing a song about California, where freight is strong and getting stronger. per mile, and Sacramento to Salt Lake City jumped up 19¢ per mile, to $2.73.

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

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The calendar was a big factor, as shippers try to push freight out the door before the end of the fiscal year or quarter. Large carriers might still make all their scheduled deliveries, but they don't take a lot of exception freight when fewer drivers are willing to work.