Spot freight rates ease as truck demand tapers
After an 18 percent gain the previous week, spot truckload volume retreated 14 percent for the week ending Jan. 21 as rates declined in two of the three different sectors, according to DAT Solutions. The load board/freight matching services provider also reported available truck capacity increased 13 percent and load-to-truck ratios declined for all equipment types. However, freight volume and load-to-truck ratios started out higher than normal for this time of year and it's typical for load counts to taper off.
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