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|Jan 21 – 27 vs.
Jan 14 – 20
|Dec 2017 vs.
|Dec 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–3.0%||+7.0%||+86%|
|Spot Market Capacity||+8.3%||–14%||–5.9%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||–0.4%||+1.9%||+22%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||–0.4%||+0.0%||+19%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||–1.1%||+1.2%||+24%|
Load-to-Truck Ratios Ease Off
Jan 21 – 27 – Rates declined for the third week straight, but remain higher than at any point in 2017. Load-to-truck ratios have eased off from record highs, but the ELD mandate, a healthy economy and regional snowstorms continue to exert pressure on truckload capacity. National average rates dipped 1¢ for vans and flatbeds last week, while the average reefer rate dropped 3¢.
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National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the above graph. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.
Last update: 1/30/2018 – Next update: 2/6/2018