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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 19 – 25 vs.
Nov 12 – 18
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads 33% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity 26% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +1.5% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.3% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 26% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.3% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +0.3% +14%
Reefers Hit a 3-Year High, and Vans May Follow

Thanksgiving Rush Boosts Rates for Vans and Reefers

Nov 19 – 25 – As last-minute Thanksgiving freight moved to stores nationwide, the average reefer rate rose another 3¢ to $2.43 per mile, the highest weekly average in more than 3 years. Van rates added 1¢ to $2.07 per mile. If vans stay at or near that level for a few more days, November’s average will be an all-time high. Flatbeds held steady at $2.29 per mile, despite a seasonal decline in load volume.

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: 11/28/2017 – Next update: 12/05/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.7%$2.93 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 12 – 18 vs.
Nov 5 – 11
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads +7.4% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity 0.2% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +15% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.2% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +13% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.3% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices +1.1% +0.3% +14%
Reefer Rates Hit 3-Year High, as Vans Hold at $2.06

Fuel, Demand, and ELDs Ratchet Up Rate Pressures

Nov 12 – 18 – Rising fuel prices, unprecedented spot market demand, and the imminent ELD mandate combine to ratchet up the pressure on rates. The national average reefer rate increased 3¢ to $2.40 per mile — a 3-year record — as shippers rush to fill the stores with fresh produce, poultry and meat for Thanksgiving. The average van rate remained at $2.06 per mile, signaling that November’s average may hit an all-time high. Flatbed rates slipped 1¢, to $2.29 per mile, which is atypically high for the season.

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: 11/22/2017 – Next update: 11/29/2017

Fuel Prices
-0.3%$2.91 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 5 – 11 vs.
Oct 29 – Nov 4
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.6% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity +7.6% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 6.6% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 15% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 2.4% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices +2.2% +0.3% +14%
Pre-Thanksgiving Rush Keeps Rates High

Van and Reefer Rates Hover Near Peak Levels

Nov 5 – 11 – Strong demand and rising fuel prices have kept spot market rates at or near peak levels for the season. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ to $2.06 per mile, only 3¢ below the post-hurricane peak of early October. Reefer rates are back up to a high of $2.37 per mile, driven by a pre-Thanksgiving rush. For flatbeds, a downward trend was interrupted last week by a 1¢ increase that partially offset rising fuel costs.

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: 11/15/2017 – Next update: 11/22/2017

Fuel Prices
+1.4%$2.92 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 29 – Nov 4 vs.
Oct 22 – 28
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads +4.8% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity 3.2% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +11% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.0% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.1% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 2.1% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +22% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.2% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices +2.1% +0.3% +14%
Rates Rebound for Vans and Reefers

Flatbed Prices Start to Recede

Oct 29 – Nov 4 – Rates for vans and reefers shot up again after receding for three weeks in a row. Flatbed rates moved the other direction, edging down after two months of steady increases. Still, rates for all 3 equipment types have been well above seasonal norms for more than a month. The national average van rate increased 4¢ to $2.07 per mile, while reefer rates increased 5¢, to $2.37 per mile. The national average flatbed price declined 5¢ to $2.29 per mile.

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: 11/8/2017 – Next update: 11/15/2017

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+2.1%$2.88 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 22 – 28 vs.
Oct 15 – 21
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.8% +12% +117%
Spot Market Capacity 2.4% 13% 7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.3% +28% +120%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% +11% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 4.3% +46% +226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +1.3% +23% +104%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% +7.2% +17%
Fuel Prices +0.7% +7.3% +16%
Average Freight Rates Remain High

Van and Reefer Rates Dip; Flatbeds Hold Steady

Oct 22 – 28 – Rates for vans and reefers declined for the third week in a row, while flatbed rates held steady after climbing for the past two months. Rates remain elevated for this time of year for all three equipment types. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ to $2.03 per mile. Reefer rates also dropped 1¢, to $2.32 per mile. The national average flatbed price was unchanged at $2.34 per mile as building materials continue to move to Florida and the Gulf Coast. Load-to-truck ratios are also high 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: 11/01/2017 – Next update: 11/8/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.7%$2.82 / gallon

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