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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 21 – 27 vs.
May 14 – 20
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.3% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity 0.7% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck +13% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 11% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +8.4% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.2% +1.1% +20%
Rates Rose in Many Markets Ahead of Memorial Day

Capacity Tightens Ahead of Holiday

May 21 – 27 – Some drivers wrapped up their work weeks early ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, which led to tighter capacity near the end of the week. National average rates rose for reefers and flatbeds. The national van rate dipped 1¢ due to falling fuel surcharges, but rates were up in most of the major van markets.

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: 5/31/2017 – Next update: 6/7/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 14 – 20 vs.
May 7 – 13
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +5.4% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity 2.9% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck +12% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +3.8% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +17% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.8% +1.1% +20%
Spot Market Rates Trending Upward

Van Demand Ratio Hits New Peak

May 14 – 20 – Last week, the national average van rate added another 1¢ per mile, as the load-to-truck ratio hit a new high at 3.7 van loads per truck. Reefer activity is ramping up in California, and the average reefer rate remains at its highest point since January. Flatbed demand also continues to be strong, and the national flatbed rate gained 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: 5/24/2017 – Next update: 5/31/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 7 – 13 vs.
Apr 30 – May 6
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.5% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity +1.8% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck 0.2% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.2% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.2% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 5.6% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.7% +1.1% +20%
Short Haul Rates Climb, While Long Haul Van Rates Slip

Spring Harvests Boost Reefer Rates

May 7 – 13 – Last week, the national average van rate retreated 2¢ per mile after hitting its highest point since January the previous week. Likewise, the national flatbed rate dipped 1¢ last week after reaching its highest level in nearly two years the week before. Spring produce coming out of California and Central Florida helped boost the  average reefer rate up 2¢ 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: 5/17/2017 – Next update: 5/24/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 30 – May 6 vs.
Apr 23 – 29
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads 5.9% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity 0.4% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck 3.0% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.8% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 11% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.0% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +11% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.5% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.5% +1.1% +20%
Van and Reefer Rates Hit Highest Marks in Months

Spring Harvests Increase Demand for Reefers

Apr 30 – May 6 – Rates rose for all trailer types last week, though there was a slight drop in load-to-truck ratios for vans and flatbeds. Van rates and reefer rates increased 3¢ per mile nationally, each hitting their highest marks since January. The national flatbed rates rose to its highest average in nearly two years.

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: 5/10/2017 – Next update: 5/17/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 23 – 29 vs.
Apr 16 – 22
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +1.6% 0.7% +91%
Spot Market Capacity +8.4% 12% 6.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 4.2% +8.0% +127%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 7.0% +19% +102%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 13% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +1.1% +20%
Rates Rise in April for All Trailer Types

Load-to-Truck Ratios Exceed Seasonal Norms

Apr 23 – 29 – Rates rose for all trailer types in the month of April, and load-to-truck ratios were above seasonal norms, signaling a strong start to the second quarter. Last week’s rates held steady for reefers and flatbeds, while van rates dipped 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: 5/3/2017 – Next update: 5/10/2017

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