Demand continues to exceed capacity, as DAT barometers still point to strong growth

Demand continues to exceed capacity, as DAT barometers still point to strong growth

After setting one record high after another in the early weeks of 2018, the weekly DAT Dry Van and Reefer Barometers have pulled back slightly before stabilizing in a strong growth range.

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Have Los Angeles turndowns found a bottom?

Have Los Angeles turndowns found a bottom?

The rate of rejected loads coming out of LA inched upward, signaling that the July ‘mellowing’ period may be over. Container rates from China to North America’s West Coast stayed elevated for the second week in a row, and containership idle capacity is at 1%.

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Nearly 30% of trucks went off-duty for July 4th: SONAR chart of the week

Nearly 30% of trucks went off-duty for July 4th: SONAR chart of the week

Holidays have a huge impact on the freight markets, with drivers going off-duty and altering their work schedules. In this chart of the week, we examined how different holidays impacted available capacity.

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Tariffs not enough to derail trucking economy

Tariffs not enough to derail trucking economy

While there is a lot of noise surrounding tariffs and potential trade wars, it probably isn’t enough to derail the economy and the red-hot freight environment.

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Volatility on container prices out of China to the North American West Coast

Volatility on container prices out of China to the North American West Coast

The Freightos Baltic Container Price Index shows the volatility of container prices out of China to the North American West Coast as importers try to adjust to a new era of global trade.

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FreightWaves adds volatility tickers and retail employment indices on SONAR 1.1a

FreightWaves adds volatility tickers and retail employment indices on SONAR 1.1a

FreightWaves released an updated version of SONAR today that added thousands of new tickers to give market participants with better insights into the current state of the freight market.

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Weekly Freight Market Update 7.5.18

Weekly Freight Market Update 7.5.18

The end of the second quarter was explosive in terms of freight market activity. Rates expanded as carriers refused loads. July typically sees volumes fall a bit in relation to June. There is no reason to think it will be indicative of any long run contractions in rates.

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Where are the drivers going? Look no further than the warehouse

Where are the drivers going? Look no further than the warehouse

The trucking industry isn’t at the point of no return yet, but it is at risk. Many of those jobs are heading into the increasingly efficient warehouses.

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SONAR updates: enhanced indices and employment data added

SONAR updates: enhanced indices and employment data added

This morning, new SONAR indexes went live, giving a detailed look into load transmission acceptance by equipment type and length of all, and adding employment data for various transportation modes.

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SONAR updates: enhanced turndown indexes and employment data added

SONAR updates: enhanced turndown indexes and employment data added

This morning, new SONAR indexes went live, giving a detailed look into tender rejections by equipment type and length of all, and adding employment data for various transportation modes.

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Jobs, auto freight in crosshairs as Trump ramps up tariff talk

Jobs, auto freight in crosshairs as Trump ramps up tariff talk

As Trump continues to ramp up protectionist tariff talk and suggesting that imported autos and auto parts will be next, the U.S. auto industry is collectively saying, thanks, but no thanks.

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