TransCores Spot Market Freight Up Almost 300 Percent from a Year Ago, Strongest Month Since 2005

Spot market freight availability increased by 291 percent in April, compared to the same month in 2009, according to TransCores North American Freight Index. Load volume was nearly 25 percent higher than in March, more than double the average month-over-month increase for this season. 
 Aprils spot freight volume was the highest in any single month since November of 2005, which was a record year for spot market freight.

Brokers, 3PLs, carriers, and owner-operators in North America are on track to list more than 60 million loads and trucks this year across a variety of services feeding TransCores DAT Network. As a result of this high volume, TransCores North American Freight Index is representative of the ups and downs in spot market freight availability throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The DAT Network sets the standard for load board services in the North America by providing:

    * The most loads and trucks found on any load board on the Internet or in truck stops,
    * The highest number of exclusive loads found on a single load board,
    * The best quality brokers in the industry with the highest credit scores and lowest days to pay.

About TransCores Commercial Technology Group:

TransCores Commercial Technology Group is a leading provider of transportation solutions in the United States and Canada serving brokers, carriers, owner-operators and shippers with best-in-class products. Load boards include Loadlink in Canada and 3sixty Freight Match powered by the DAT Network in the United States, which has set the industry standard for the spot freight marketplace since 1978. TransCores asset tracking and in-cab communications solutions feature the industrys fastest response times and state-of-the-art satellite networking. TransCore provides fleet compliance, distribution and intermodal services, automated carrier safety and insurance monitoring, truckload rate indices for contract markets, and the most popular broker logistics software. TransCore is also the largest global manufacturer of transportation-based radio frequency identification (RFID) applications with 40.4 million RFID tags and 63,000 readers distributed in more than 40 countries throughout the world. TransCore RFID products support the toll, traffic management, rail, access control, homeland security, and parking markets. 
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