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Dry van demand got mid-winter boost
Dry van demand got mid-winter boost

The U.S. Bank National Shipment and Spend Indexes both posted gains during the final quarter of 2020, which is a reflection of strong demand in the e-commerce, retail and single-family home construction.

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New data shows more signs of softening truckload markets
New data shows more signs of softening truckload markets

The freight market in the past year has been marked by exceptionally tight capacity caused by imbalanced carrier networks, which pushed an historically high number of shipments over to the spot market. That placed a great deal of pressure on contract rates, but there are signs that the pressure is releasing.

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Home construction offers clues for flatbed trends
Home construction offers clues for flatbed trends

For flatbed carriers looking to gauge future demand in the building and construction industry, the Home Builders Housing Market Index (HMI) is based on a monthly survey of the National Association of Home Builders members, designed to take the pulse of the single-family housing market.

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Van rates continue their winter slide
Van rates continue their winter slide

Freight rates typically decrease throughout January each year, but the pace for this month does appear to be accelerating, as spot market volumes drop, contract rates rise, and overall freight volumes remain down year over year.

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