Truckload Freight and Rates Increase in the Off-Season

PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 14, 2015)—Spot market freight volume was atypically strong in December, increasing 3.0 percent compared to November, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.

Freight volume has declined in December in 11 of the past 15 years. Compared to December 2013, volume rose 11 percent, in the eighteenth consecutive month of year-over-year gains for the Index.