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|Oct 15 – 21 vs.
Oct 8 – 14
|Sep 2017 vs.
|Sep 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–5.1%||+12%||+117%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–1.5%||–13%||–7.5%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||–1.4%||+11%||+22%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.4%||+3.7%||+20%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||–1.3%||+7.2%||+17%|
Flatbed Prices Continue to Climb
Oct 15 – 21 – Rates for vans and reefers dipped for the second week in a row, but flatbed prices continue to climb. The national average van rate fell 3¢ to $2.04 per mile, which is well above normal for the season. Reefer rates were also down 3¢, after hitting a multi-year high the first week of October. Flatbed prices, however, have been climbing for the past two months. Flatbeds are in high demand as rebuilding efforts continue in the areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Load-to-truck ratios remain elevated for all three trailer types.
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: 10/25/2017 – Next update: 11/01/2017