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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
Dec 17 – 23 vs.
Dec 10 – 16
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads +9.7% 5.7% +93%
Spot Market Capacity 19% 6.0% 1.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +29% +17% +119%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +31% 27% +93%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +62% +14% +75%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.7% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.3% +4.1% +19%
ELDs and Holiday Add to Capacity Pressures

Van Ratio Hits All-Time High Ahead of Christmas

Dec 17 – 23 – The ELD mandate went into effect last week, just as last-minute orders were on the move before Christmas. Many truckers also took time off before the holiday, so spot market capacity tightened and load-to-truck ratios surged, setting a new all-time record-high ratio for vans: 10.1 loads per truck. Spot rates also came close to historic highs: The national average van rate rose 1¢ per mile, the national reefer rate jumped up 4¢, and the average flatbed rate increased 1¢.

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: 12/27/2017 – Next update: 1/3/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 10 – 16 vs.
Dec 3 – 9
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.4% 4.1% +96%
Spot Market Capacity 7.5% 5.6% 1.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +9.0% +19% +124%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.0% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +14% 26% +94%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12% +16% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.7% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.4% +4.1% +19%
Van and Reefer Rates Step Down from Record Highs

Flatbed Prices Add 1¢

Dec 10 – 16 – Last week the national average van rate stepped back 2¢ to $2.08 per mile, but that was from a 3-year high experienced the week before. Reefer rates moved down 4¢ to $2.36 per mile, after hitting 3-year highs during Thanksgiving week. Flatbed prices increased 1¢, to $2.32 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: 12/20/2017 – Next update: 12/27/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 3 – 9 vs.
Nov 26 – Dec 2
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads 10% 4.1% +96%
Spot Market Capacity +12% 5.6% 1.5%
Van Load-To-Truck 23% +19% +124%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 8.9% 26% +94%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 26% +16% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.2% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +4.1% +19%
National Van and Flatbed Rates Add 1¢

Reefer Prices Step Down from Record Highs

Dec 3 – 9 – Van rates, which rose prior to Thanksgiving, just keep moving higher. Last week the national average van rate increased 1¢ to $2.10 per mile—a 3-year high. Flatbed rates also increased 1¢, to $2.31 per mile. For reefers, we may be experiencing a lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as rates declined 3¢ from their record high the week before.

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: 12/13/2017 – Next update: 12/20/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 26 – Dec 2 vs.
Nov 19 – 25
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads +64% 4.1% +96%
Spot Market Capacity +22% 5.6% 1.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +37% +19% +124%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +17% 26% +94%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +38% +16% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices +0.5% +4.1% +19%
November Van and Reefer Rates Hit 3-Year High

Demand Revs Up As Holidays Approach

Nov 26 – Dec 2 – Freight volumes surged in the week following Thanksgiving, sending van rates up 2¢ to $2.09 per mile and flatbed rates up 1¢ to $2.30 per mile. Reefer rates held steady at an unseasonably high $2.43 per mile. November’s monthly average rate for both vans and reefers hit levels not seen since June of 2014.

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: 12/6/2017 – Next update: 12/13/2017

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