spot market


November Freight Trends Show Improvement, but Fleets Unsure About Pre-Holiday Peak

November freight trends generally are improving, most fleet executives and experts say, but a repeat of the strong 2014 pre-holiday freight peak that bolstered fleets appears to be more hope than fact so far.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 30, 2015

Heavy Shipper Use Raises Rates in Spot Market for Truckload Freight

Shippers are making heavy use of the truckload spot market to find freight haulers, leading to more loads and better rates — particularly for flatbed and refrigerated carriers — and worries for brokers who find themselves “under water” on some contracts with shippers.

November 29, 2010