BEAVERTON, Ore. — National spot market rates rebounded the first week of March following a slow February, DAT Solutions reported March 9. Load posts rose 12 percent from the previous week, contributing to higher demand for vans, reefers and flatbeds, a company news release said.
February loads declined 2.4 percent from the previous month and 29 percent from the same period last year, according to DAT figures.
Van load-to-truck rose 14 percent for the week ending March 5 over the previous week, while van rates rose 1.3 percent. Flatbed load-to-truck jumped 18 percent in the same period, with rates rising 1.7 percent. Reefer load-to-truck rose 12 percent, while rates increased 0.6 percent during the same period, DAT reported.
Van load-to-truck fell 47 percent in February from the same period last year. Flatbed load-to-truck slipped 11 percent during the same period, while reefer load-to-truck plunged 62 percent in February from the same month in 2015.
DAT Solutions provides information to transportation professionals in North America on supply and demand trends, as well as benchmarking, forecasting, and capacity planning, the company said. Brokers, carriers, and shippers posted more than 99 million loads and trucks on DAT load boards in 2015, according to the company
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