National spot market rates edged up in the first week of March, following a slow February. Load posts rose 12%, which contributed to higher demand for vans, reefers and flatbeds.
Freight Trends March 2016
|Feb 28 – March 5 vs Feb 21-27||Feb 2016 vs Jan 2016||Feb 2016 vs Feb 2015|
|Spot Market Loads||+12%||-2.4%||-29%|
|Spot Market Capacity||-1.9%||+12%||+18%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+1.3%||-7.2%||-18%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+1.7%||-2.1%||-14%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.6%||-4.2%||-14%|
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