The weather was frightful the first week of 2018, and for shippers looking to move freight by truck on the US spot market, rates were too. Extreme cold blanketed most of the northern United States, compounded by Winter Storm Grayson, which swept up the East Coast Jan. 3 to 4, lit a fire under the truckload spot market as disruption squeezed an already tight truck capacity. As reported in the Journal of Commerce: https://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/us-spot-truck-rates-soar-2018%E2%80%99s-frigid-start_20180110.html
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