spot markets

Business, Fuel, Logistics

Spot Market Normalization Signals Uncertain Future

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The spot market has been declining, but with rates and volumes still above historic norms it’s unclear where it will stabilize.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

ATA’s Costello Optimistic About Trucking Industry Economy, With One Exception

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WASHINGTON — The spot market is suffering a decline in activity this year, but contract business and the promise of improving trade negotiations between the United States and China are helping to keep the freight market on steady ground, said the chief economist of American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2019

Spot Market Activity Gaining as Hauling Capacity Tightens

Indications are growing that carriers, brokers and shippers are shifting freight-buying habits to make more use of spot markets and load boards as freight capacity continues to tighten, sources said.

July 25, 2011