US truck inspection blitz boosts spot rates on capacity drop

[caption caption="DAT’s national average dry-van spot rate rose 2.5 percent last week, excluding fuel surcharges, after available truck capacity temporarily dropped 16.3 percent. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US spot market trucklo…

[caption caption="DAT’s national average dry-van spot rate rose 2.5 percent last week, excluding fuel surcharges, after available truck capacity temporarily dropped 16.3 percent. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US spot market truckload rates rose last week after a two-month plunge, boosted by what could be called the “Roadcheck effect.” The reversal of more...