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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Feb 12 – 18 vs.
Feb 5 – 11
Jan 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Jan 2017 vs.
Jan 2016
Spot Market Loads +4.0% +0.6% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 1.2% +5.2% +5.2%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.1% 13% +76%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% 2.9% +1.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +9.1% +14% +164%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% 2.6% +1.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 0.1% 10% +62%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.5% 1.5% +3.2%
Fuel Prices +0.4% +2.8% +20%
Van and Reefer Rates Dip 1¢

National Flatbed Rate Holds Steady

Feb 12 – 18 – Spot market volumes have stabilized as of late. Load-to-truck ratios were up for each trailer type last week, though it’s not yet enough to put pressure on rates. The national average for van and reefer rates dipped another 1¢, but the national flatbed rate held steady.

The chart above depicts national average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 2/22/2017 – Next update: 3/01/2017

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Getloaded has been consolidated into DAT to create one gigantic super database.

More carriers to choose from

The consolidation of Getloaded carriers, plus DAT’s own growth, has resulted in a 36 percent increase in the number of carriers accessing DAT load boards compared to a year ago. The consolidation also diversifies DAT’s carrier base, as Getloaded has had a significant number of carriers moving flatbed and specialty freight, as well as hot shot and LTL loads.

Since 2015, DAT has doubled its carrier database to over 18,000 carriers with capacity exceeding 1.3 million trucks, by far the largest available capacity in the industry.

DAT and Getloaded are owned by the same parent company, but until recently the two have operated with independent databases. That meant that loads and trucks posted on one network were not seen on the other one. Getloaded customers have been transferred to the DAT platform, and the Getloaded platform has been retired.

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“In this case, bigger really is better. On the spot market, brokers want to connect with as many quality trucks that can deliver freight on a lane,” said Don Thornton, Senior Vice President at DAT.

It’s Mobile Too

All customers will benefit from DAT’s new mobile app, DAT Load Board for Truckers. It allows carriers to use their smartphones and tablets to find the same loads that they would using the desktop version of the load board. That’s a plus for brokers too, as they can reach carriers while they’re out on the road and looking for their next load.  The Android version is currently available in Google Play, and the iOS version is scheduled for early Spring.

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Feb 5 – 11 vs.
Jan 29 – Feb 4
Jan 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Jan 2017 vs.
Jan 2016
Spot Market Loads +1.7% +0.6% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +3.2% +5.2% +5.2%
Van Load-To-Truck 8.6% 13% +76%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.8% 2.9% +1.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +13% +14% +164%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.1% 2.6% +1.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 11% 10% +62%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.0% 1.5% +3.2%
Fuel Prices 0.2% +2.8% +20%
Van and Reefer Rates Continue to Slide

National Flatbed Rate Adds 4¢

Feb 5 – 11 – Van and reefer rates continued to decline, which is typical for what’s normally a slow month for freight, but spot market volumes last week were strong for this time of year. The national flatbed rate rose 4¢ per mile last week.

The chart above depicts national average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 2/15/2017 – Next update: 2/22/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 29 – Feb 4 vs.
Jan 22 – 28
Jan 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Jan 2017 vs.
Jan 2016
Spot Market Loads +7.7% +0.6% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 2.1% +5.2% +5.2%
Van Load-To-Truck +2.9% 13% +76%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.8% 2.9% +1.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +21% +14% +164%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% 2.6% +1.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.9% 10% +62%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 3.0% 1.5% +3.2%
Fuel Prices +0.0% +2.8% +20%
Van and Reefer Rates Fall in Slow Season
 

National Flatbed Rate Adds 1¢

Jan 29 – Feb 4 – There was an uptick in spot market volumes last week, which followed a couple weeks of declining load posts. Van and reefer rates continued to decline during the slow season, but the national averages for each trailer type remain higher than they were in February 2016. The national flatbed rate rose 1¢ per mile.

The chart above depicts national average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 2/8/2017 – Next update: 2/15/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 22 – 28 vs.
Jan 15 – 21
Dec 2016 vs.
Nov 2016
Dec 2016 vs.
Dec 2015
Spot Market Loads 12% +13% +84%
Spot Market Capacity +4.8% 9.6% 3.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 13% +22% +80%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% +4.2% +0.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 17% +35% +167%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.6% +0.5%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 20% +21% +66%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.5% +1.0% +1.0%
Fuel Prices 0.4% +2.9% +8.7%
Rates Decline Seasonally for Vans and Reefers

Volumes Strong Compared to Last Year

Jan 22 – 28 – Demand continued to decline seasonally, but spot market volumes haven’t fallen off sharply in January like they did around this same time a year ago. Van and reefer rates each fell an average of 1¢ per mile, while the national average flatbed rate rose by 1¢.

The chart above depicts national average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 2/01/2017 – Next update: 2/8/2017

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