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DAT Trendlines

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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
Feb 18 – 24 vs.
Feb 11 – 17
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.4% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity +0.6% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 7.0% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +10% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.2% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 3.1% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.8% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices 1.2% +3.8% +17%
Van and Reefer Rates Continue Seasonal Decline

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Tops 70:1

Feb 18 – 24 – Van rates took another step down last week, but that drop is from record highs that were experienced in January. Reefers rates also moved lower, but flatbed prices gained ground for the third week in a row. The load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds continues to skyrocket, topping 70:1 last week. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ and the national reefer rate declined 2¢, while flatbed rates moved up 5¢.

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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: 2/27/2018 – Next update: 3/06/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.7%$3.01 / gallon

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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
Feb 11 – 17 vs.
Feb 4 – 10
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.5% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity +1.1% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +1.4% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.9% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +4.8% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 4.5% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 2.0% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices 1.0% +3.8% +17%
More Trucks Mean Lower Rates for Vans and Reefers

Flatbed Rates Trend Upward

Feb 11 -17 – Spot market rates have remained high in 2018, even as the normal winter slowdown chips away at the peaks we saw a few weeks ago. For instance, the national average van rate lost another 2¢ last week, but it is still higher than at any point in 2017. The national reefer rate declined 5¢, but flatbed rates moved the other direction, rising 2¢.

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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: 2/20/2018 – Next update: 2/27/2018

Fuel Prices
-1.0%$3.06 / gallon

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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
Feb 4 – 10 vs.
Jan 28 – Feb 3
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +0.3% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity 1.5% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +2.3% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.7% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 1.0% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.8% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 3.5% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices +0.5% +3.8% +17%
Van and Reefer Rates Continue Seasonal Decline

Flatbed Rates Reverse Course

Feb 4 – 10 – Rates have continued to decline for vans and reefers, but turned upward for flatbeds. Although rates have stepped down from their sky-high levels in early January, they’re still significantly higher than at this time last year. National average rates last week dropped 6¢ for vans and 9¢ for reefers, but gained 2¢ for flatbeds.

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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: 2/13/2018 – Next update: 2/20/2018

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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 28 – Feb 3 vs.
Jan 21 – 27
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads 5.7% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity +2.5% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 19% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.3% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +15% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 5.4% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 20% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 3.0% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices +1.5% +3.8% +17%
Spot Rates Adjust to Seasonal Slowdown

Capacity Loosens for Van and Reefer Freight

Jan 27 – Feb 3 – Rates have continued to decline during the past four weeks, though the national average rates for vans and reefers are still higher now than they were at any point in 2017. Load-to-truck ratios have also stepped down, but remain significantly higher than at this time last year. National average rates last week dropped 3¢ for vans, 8¢ for reefers and 13¢ for flatbeds.

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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: 2/6/2018 – Next update: 2/13/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.6%$3.09 / gallon

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