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3% slip seen in spot market freight, while van and reefer rates heat up

Spot market load availability slipped by 3.4 percent and equipment capacity tightened by 1.7 percent in the week of… Read More

Spot market freight dips while rates Inch up

Not surprisingly, in the week of September 12 to 18, load availability on the spot freight market increased by 21% while… Read More

TransCore Races for the Cure

On a drizzly Sunday morning, 49 employees and friends of TransCore, jumped out of their warm beds to make a difference in… Read More

Spot market rates rise in September

Spot market rates have been increasing throughout the first two weeks of September, for all equipment types. For example,… Read More

Great driving

On Friday afternoon, as we watched from our… Read More

Reefer Madness: July contract rates increase as broker rates recede

Contract rates for reefers increased from $1.50 to $1.51 in July. This seems odd, because spot market demand -- and… Read More

Spot freight market demand eases toward equilibrium

Looking at recent trends, there has been a slow but steady easing in spot market freight volume since April. This was… Read More

Van and reefer rates follow seasonal pattern, but flatbeds...?

We expected spot market rates to decline after the end of June, which is usually a peak month for freight. Vans and… Read More

CSA 2010 Previews Available from FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently began providing commercial motor carrier companies with… Read More

Summary of Proposed Federal Rules for Freight Brokers

Motor Carrier Protection Act of 2010Summary of Major Provisions,… Read More

Spot market truckload rates overtake contract rates

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Spot freight increases by 216% in May, compared to 2009

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