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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
Jan 21 – 27 vs.
Jan 14 – 20
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 3.0% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +8.3% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 13% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.0% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 17% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.1% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +0.0% +16%
Rates Decline Seasonally, but Remain High

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

Fuel Prices
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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
Jan 14 – 20 vs.
Jan 7 – 13
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 3.5% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +4.6% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 8.5% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.5% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 16% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +1.1% +0.0% +16%
Van and Flatbed Rates Show Slight Decline

Spot Market Demand Slows Seasonally

Jan 14 – 20 – A decline in spot market freight last week was followed by lower national averages for both van and flatbed rates. So far, the rate of decline has been slow compared to the rapid rate increases that followed the ELD mandate in mid-December, so prices remain elevated. Last week’s national average van rate dipped 1¢, flatbed rates fell 2¢, and reefer rates were unchanged.

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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: 1/23/2018 – Next update: 1/30/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.3%$3.02 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 7 – 13 vs.
Dec 31 – Jan 6
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads +17% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +52% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 27% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.9% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 16% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 27% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +0.8% +0.0% +16%
Rates Decline Slightly as Capacity Returns
Truck Posts Jump Following Holidays

Jan 7 – 13 – Rates edged down slightly for all three equipment types last week. The national average van rate stepped down 2¢, and reefer and flatbed rates dipped 1¢. Those lower rates are still higher than at any point in 2017, however. Truck posts were up significantly following the two holiday weeks, but snowstorms in the East, plus drivers adjusting to ELDs, continue to affect productivity.

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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: 1/17/2018 – Next update: 1/24/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 31 – Jan 6 vs.
Dec 24 – 30
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads +27% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +7.4% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +19% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) +9.0% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +22% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +4.3% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.4% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +10% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +1.0% +0.0% +16%
New Year Brings Record-High Rates

Load-to-Truck Ratios Hit Record Highs

Dec 31 – Jan 6 – The combination of extreme weather, plus tightened capacity as a result of the recently implemented ELD mandate, drove rates higher during the first week of 2018. The national average van ratereefer rate and flatbed rate all moved higher last week. The demand for trucks pushed load-to-truck ratios to record highs, including an all-time record-high of 14.7 loads per truck for vans.

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: 1/9/2018 – Next update: 1/16/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 24 – 30 vs.
Dec 17 – 23
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 22% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity 36% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +22% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +26% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +33% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.5% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +0.1% +0.0% +16%
2017 Ends With Record Rates
Van Ratio Hits All-Time High

Dec 24 – 30 – There was urgency to move freight before the end of the year, but the combination of frigid weather and tight capacity due to both the holiday and the recently implemented ELD mandate meant that it cost more to move those loads last week. Load-to-truck ratios surged, setting a new all-time record-high of 12.2 loads per truck for vans. Spot rates also reached historic highs: The national average van rate rose 2¢ per mile, the national reefer rate jumped up 6¢, and the average flatbed rate held steady.

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: 1/3/2018 – Next update: 1/10/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.0%$2.90 / gallon

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