CCJ‘s Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more.

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In line with reports of a record-tight spot market in December, per-mile rates shot upwards again in the month, according to monthly rates data from As CCJ reported last week, the number of available loads on the spot market well exceeded the number of available trucks, with that imbalance driving rates to multi-year highs in all three major truckload segments.

Dry van rates saw the biggest leap, climbing 9 cents a mile from November to $2.40, according to

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