DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Truckload Volume Sets Record in March, Driven by Demand for Flatbeds

PORTLAND, Ore., April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spot truckload freight availability rebounded in March, to set a new 20-year record for the DAT North American Freight Index. The 38 percent increase in volume, year over year, was due largely to extraordinary demand for flatbed equipment to move industrial cargo for energy and construction.