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Truck Spot Rates Jan 2015-Oct 2023


Time series line graph showing the dollars per ton of downbound grain barges on the Mississippi River System and its tributaries from January 2013 to October 2023. There are seven series depicting the weekly barge rates originating from seven locations along the Mississippi River System and its tributaries: Cairo-Memphis, St. Louis, Lower Illinois, Twin Cities, Mid-Mississippi, Cincinnati, and Lower Ohio. All series show similar trends across the entire time frame with notable spikes occurring in October fo


This data is for spot market trucking loads, which is approximately one-tenth of the overall common carrier trucking market. The data provider (DAT) is the largest clearinghouse for shipments that are not part of a pre-existing hauling contract. Dry van includes freight transported in enclosed cargo holds.                                


DAT Freight Analytics as of May 2024