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Truckstop & FTR Spot Pressure Heat Map

Load Volumes & Spot Rates

Learn more about the TruckStop & FTR U.S. Spot Pressure Heatmap at this knowledgebase article:

Spot Market Insights

March 20, 2023


Loads Available 03.20.2023

Spot rates and volume were stable in the latest week

Following the volatility of the prior two weeks, spot rates in the Truckstop system during the week ended March 17 (week 11) returned to the stability that had held sway during most of February. Rates were up slightly in flatbed and refrigerated but down slightly in dry van. Total spot load activity increased 1%. One factor in the stability might be a return to a largely calm weather pattern for the U.S. With winter ending, weather should not play a major role absent natural disasters.

Trucking & Rail Updates from FTR

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Trucking Market Updates Podcast

Updated weekly on Tuesday's, FTR's Avery Vise provides timely updates on key trucking topics moving the market.

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View the replay of our January complimentary market update, State of Freight: Cutting through the fog.

Rail Market Update Podcast

Updated weekly on Friday's, FTR's Todd Tranausky provides timely updates on rail topics moving the market.

Most Recent Orders & Indices

Class 8 Orders

New class 8 truck orders are normally a leading indicator of the state of the economy. Follow our preliminary order updates to understand the direction of the economy and commercial vehicle production.

Trailer Orders

Strong freight demand dictates the need for new trailers. Follow our preliminary trailer orders to monitor the underlying health of freight and track the demand for new equipment.


Trucking Conditions Index

This exclusive FTR metric combines millions of data points known to influence truck fleet behavior to provide one index measuring the industry's health.


Shippers Conditions Index

This exclusive FTR metric combines millions of transportation data points into one index to help shippers understand rate pressure across the industry.

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