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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
Apr 15 – 21 vs.
Apr 8 – 14
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.1% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +4.0% +14% 7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck 2.2% 1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.3% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 1.0% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 10% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.8% 0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +2.0% 1.9% +17%
Van and Reefer Rates Take a Dip

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Remains Above 100

Apr 15 – 21 – Van and reefer rates took a slight dip last week, as produce is slow to take off and winter weather returned to parts of the Northeast and Midwest. The national average van rate fell 5¢ per mile, and the average reefer rate declined 2¢, while the flatbed rate increased 1¢. Still, rates for all three equipment types are higher than their March averages, and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio has exceeded 100 loads per truck for four weeks in a row.

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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: 4/24/2018 – Next update: 5/01/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.0%$3.13 / 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
Apr 8 – 14 vs.
Apr 1 – 7
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads 0.8% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +11% +14% 7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck 11% 1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.3% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.9% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 15% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.6% 0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +0.0% 1.9% +17%
Rates Moderate as Capacity Returns

Truck Posts Increase for Vans, Reefers, Flatbeds

Apr 8 – 14 – Rates moderated last week as capacity returned to the market. Truck posts increased for all three equipment types. The national average van rate declined 3¢ per mile, while the average reefer rate fell 4¢, and flatbed  prices held steady. Rates for all three equipment types are still higher than their March averages, and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio has exceeded 100 loads per truck for the past three weeks.

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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: 4/17/2018 – Next update: 4/24/2018

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
Apr 1 – 7 vs.
Mar 25 – 31
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.2% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity 2.7% +14% 7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck +2.8% 1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) +4.2% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +9.3% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +4.0% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +5.8% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +3.3% 0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +1.1% 1.9% +17%
Rates Rise as ELD Penalty Phase Begins

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Hits All-Time High

Apr 1 – 7 – There’s often a lull following the end of Q1, but spot market rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds roared in the first week of April, compared to the March averages. Last week was the first week in which trucks would be placed out of service for not having an ELD, and load-to-truck ratios rose for vans, reefers, and flatbeds, indicating tight truckload capacity. The flatbed ratio hit an all-time high of 111 loads per truck.

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Last update: 4/10/2018 – Next update: 4/17/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Mar 25 – 31 vs.
Mar 18 – 24
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.5% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity 3.1% +14% 7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.3% 1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.9% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +16% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 0.9% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +1.3% 1.9% +17%
Van Rates Rise as Q1 Ends

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Tops 100

Mar 25 – 31 – Van rates rose last week as Easter freight moved to its final destinations and shippers closed the books on Q1. The national average van rate increased 2¢ per mile, while the average reefer rate held steady. The national average flatbed rate gained 1¢, but more significantly the flatbed load-to-truck ratio surged to a record-setting 101 loads per truck.

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Last update: 4/3/2018 – Next update: 4/10/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.0%$3.04 / gallon

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