Spring Surge Begins for Truckload Freight and Rates: DAT Freight Index

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 10, 2015)—Spot market freight volume rose 34 percent in March compared to February, which is typical for the season, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. By comparison, March 2015 freight availability declined 28 percent. The spring freight season usually begins in late March, but a prolonged winter in 2014 led to unprecedented volume throughout the entire first quarter.