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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 16 – 22 vs.
Jul 9 – 15
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads 2.5% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity +1.8% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 3.6% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.1% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.1% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.9% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 4.9% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.4% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.8% 1.9% +3.6%
July Slump is Less Dramatic This Year

Rates Dip for Vans, Reefers, Flatbeds

Jul 16 – 22 – Freight volumes and prices moved lower last week, as is typical in mid-July. Still, we’re coming off some of the highest prices we’ve seen in years. National averages rates for vans and flatbeds dipped 2¢ per mile, while reefer rates declined 3¢.

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: 7/26/2017 – Next update: 8/2/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 9 – 15 vs.
Jul 2 – 8
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads +35% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity +28% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 7.0% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) 3.7% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +4.8% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.5% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +8.5% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 2.3% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.4% 1.9% +3.6%
Freight Volumes Surge Following Holiday Week

Rates Back Off After Pre-Holiday Rush

Jul 9 – 15 – The post-holiday week brought record van volumes in the top 100  lanes, and flatbed volumes showed strong gains as well. Higher demand did not lead to higher rates, however, as urgency subsided. The national averages for van, reefer and flatbed rates declined.

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: 7/19/2017 – Next update: 7/26/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.4%$2.49
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Spot Market Rates Remain High in July

Jul 2 – 8 – Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, many people also took Monday off for a 4-day weekend. As a result of the shorter work week, load posts and truck posts were down for all three equipment types. National averages vanreefer and flatbed rates remain elevated, though, with consumer goods pushing spot rates higher in the Northeast.

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.

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 2 – 8 vs.
Jun 25 – Jul 1
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads 34% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity 19% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 16% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) +5.6% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.9% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.3% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 29% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.4% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.4% 1.9% +3.6%
Demand Eases During Holiday Week

Last update: 7/12/2017 – Next update: 7/19/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jun 25 – Jul 1 vs.
Jun 18 – 24
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads +3.0% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity 2.8% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck +16% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.6% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.8% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.3% 1.9% +3.6%
End of Q2 Brings Tighter Capacity

Rates Soar Ahead of Independence Day

Jun 25 – Jul 1 – The end of the quarter and the run-up to the July 4th holiday combined to put pressure on spot market capacity and rates last week. The national average van rate for June rose 11¢ above the May average. Reefer rates were up 10¢ month over month, and flatbed rates got a 6¢ boost, compared to May.

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: 7/5/2017 – Next update: 7/12/2017

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