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Truckload Freight Capacity Up by 4%

Posted by Genie Wood on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 @ 04:05 PM


Truckload freight capacity increased by 4 percent nationwide last week, a new report says.


According to TransCore Trendlines DAT Network of load boards, truck postings increased 3.8 percent for dry vans, 5.8 percent for refrigerated vans, and 2.4 percent for flatbeds on the network, compared to the previous week. TransCore Treadlines is a weekly barometer for spot market freight trends.


Truckload freight volume for vans fell by 1.8 percent last week, and reefer loads dropped by 3.8 percent. Loads designated for flatbeds increased by 1.9 percent on the spot market.

The data indicates that the load-to-truck ratio declined for all equipment types as capacity increased. Viewed as a key measure of truckload demand and capacity, the ratio dropped to 4.2 loads per available truck, down from 5.4 percent.


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