TransCore’s DAT Network of load boards showed modest growth the week of February 14, following a dramatic increase in van and reefer freight the week of February 7. Overall truck capacity inched up 0.4 percent and freight volume increased 3.7 percent during that week.
The national average load-to-truck ratio for the week was eight loads per available posted truck, unchanged from the prior week. Van equipment postings dipped 3.7 percent. Reefers dropped 7 percent, but flatbeds rose 13 percent.
A more complete analysis of load-to-truck ratios by equipment type can be found on TransCore Trendlines, published weekly with spot market and contract market rates, and other key indicators from TransCore’s U.S. Freight Index.
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