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Spot market loads up 10% last week in July says DAT Trendlines

“Spot market load volume rose 10 percent and truck posts were flat compared to last week, due mostly to increased demand for flatbeds,” stated a DAT News report.

The Trucker News Services

7/31/2013

Spot market loads were up 10 percent for the last week in July compared with the week before, mostly due to increased flatbed demand, according to DAT Trendlines, the spot market resource, in its latest report.

Flatbed load-to-truck freight was up 5.9 percent for the week, while spot reefer rates were up 0.9 percent.

Otherwise, load results were under-whelming, with van load-to-truck rates down 1.4 percent for the week; spot van rates down 1.1 percent; reefer load-to-truck rates down 5.4 percent while fuel prices were up 0.3 percent.

“Spot market load volume rose 10 percent and truck posts were flat compared to last week, due mostly to increased demand for flatbeds,” stated a DAT News report.

“Rates dipped seasonally for vans and reefers but remain strong for late July.”

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