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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
Mar 18 – 24 vs.
Mar 11 – 17
Feb 2018 vs.
Jan 2018
Feb 2018 vs.
Feb 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.6% 14% +121%
Spot Market Capacity +1.1% +2.9% 8.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +0.7% 29% +185%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% 4.9% +31%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +1.2% +19% +150%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.8% 0.4% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +3.7% 39% +106%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 8.3% +30%
Fuel Prices +1.3% +0.9% +19%
Freight Volumes Rise as April Approaches

Average Flatbed Rate Increases

Mar 18 – 24 – Freight volumes are building and load-to-truck ratios increased for all three equipment types last week. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ per mile, while the average reefer rate held steady and the flatbed rate gained 2¢. Rates could go up as we approach Easter, the end of the quarter, and the beginning of the penalty phase of the ELD mandate on April 1.

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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: 3/27/2018 – Next update: 4/03/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.3%$3.01 /gal.

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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
Mar 11 – 17 vs.
Mar 4 – 10
Feb 2018 vs.
Jan 2018
Feb 2018 vs.
Feb 2017
Spot Market Loads 1.2% 14% +121%
Spot Market Capacity +2.0% +2.9% 8.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +0.9% 29% +185%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% 4.9% +31%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 2.1% +19% +150%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% 0.4% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 3.1% 39% +106%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 8.3% +30%
Fuel Prices 0.5% +0.9% +19%
National Van Rate Unchanged for 4 Weeks

Reefer and Flatbed Rate Also in Holding Pattern

Mar 11 – 17 – National average rates are in a holding pattern for now. The national average van rate held steady at $2.14 per mile for the fourth week in a row. Average reefer and flatbed rates also were unchanged. Don’t expect that to last long though. Just ahead is the end of third quarter, the pre-Easter rush, and the penalty phase of the ELD mandate.

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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: 3/20/2018 – Next update: 3/27/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.3%$2.97 / 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
Mar 4 – 10 vs.
Feb 25 – Mar 3
Feb 2018 vs.
Jan 2018
Feb 2018 vs.
Feb 2017
Spot Market Loads +5.0% 14% +121%
Spot Market Capacity +3.1% +2.9% 8.5%
Van Load-To-Truck 3.6% 29% +185%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% 4.9% +31%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +11% +19% +150%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +4.6% 0.4% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.5% 39% +106%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 8.3% +30%
Fuel Prices 0.3% +0.9% +19%
Van and Reefer Rates Stay in Neutral

Flatbed Rate and Ratio Continue to Climb

Mar 4 – 10 – The national average van rate held steady at $2.14 per mile for the third week in a row. The average reefer rate also was unchanged. In contrast, the national average flatbed rate rose 11¢ per mile and the load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds hit a record high of almost 90-to-1 last week.

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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: 3/13/2018 – Next update: 3/20/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.3%$2.98 / 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 25 – Mar 3 vs.
Feb 18 – 24
Feb 2018 vs.
Jan 2018
Feb 2018 vs.
Feb 2017
Spot Market Loads +7.6% 14% +121%
Spot Market Capacity 1.7% +2.9% 8.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.8% 29% +185%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% 4.9% +31%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +13% +19% +150%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.7% 0.4% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +15% 39% +106%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.2% 8.3% +30%
Fuel Prices 0.7% +0.9% +19%
Are Van Rates Ready to Rebound?

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Surges

Feb 25 – Mar 3 – Vans held steady at a national average of $2.14 per mile, after seven weeks of declining rates. Van rates may be ready to rebound. Meanwhile, the load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds hit a record high of almost 80:1 last week, and the average flatbed rate rose 4¢. The national average rate for reefers declined 3¢, but load volume is on the rise.

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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: 3/6/2018 – Next update: 3/13/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.7%$2.99 / gallon

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