Tag Archives: Spot Market

Trans4Cast – Spot Rates Recovery

By | October 3, 2017

After presenting to a group of restaurant chain and food service procurement and logistics professionals last week a couple of points stood out. Here’s the quick takeaway: Spot Rates have recovered, now it’s contract’s turn.   Spot Rates Have Recovered. Now it’s Contract’s Turn. The chart above gave heartache to those in attendance. The pricing… Read More »

Trans4Cast – Hurricanes: Production Impacts and The Recovery

By | September 21, 2017

Industrial Production figures for August came out on Friday and the topline news wasn’t positive. Nor should you have expected it to be. Hurricane Harvey shut down a major industrial center for nearly 2 weeks and had impacts that spread out both before and after it. That means that August production was impacted for at… Read More »

Trans4Cast – What does ‘Bid Season’ tell us about the Spot Market?

By | February 3, 2017

Each month FTR conducts a quick poll question during our State of Freight webinars. Earlier this month, we asked about the upcoming bid season for contract freight. Bid season has become less of a season and more of a continuous process, but we still expect to see the bulk of activity begin to ramp up… Read More »

Trans4Cast – I’ll Say It: The Truck Market Has Turned!

By | October 31, 2016

Tomorrow starts the Truckstop.com Connected 2016 user conference. You will find a whole slew of industry experts at your disposal – including myself and Noël Perry from FTR and the Truckstop.com team. We hope to see many of you there. But, first let’s talk about a truck market turn… Sneak Peek: The Truck Turn! Today I’m… Read More »

Trans4Cast – Spot Rates: Getting better?

By | August 17, 2016

Spot rates (we looked at broker posted rates, excluding fuel surcharge) were very stable during the first 4 months of 2016. However, we saw some deterioration from week 18 until week 25. That 2 month stretch saw a reduction in spot rates of nearly 10 cents versus what happened last year and also versus the… Read More »