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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
May 20 – 26 vs.
May 13 – 19
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.3% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +2.2% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.9% 4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.2% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 7.3% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +5.0% 14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.8% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +1.2% +3.6% +20%
Capacity Tightens Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Spot Rates Rise Out of Major Markets

May 20 – 26 – Many small carriers and owner-operators adjusted their schedules last week to be home in time for the long holiday weekend. That led to tighter capacity for dry van and reefer freight and pushed rates higher out of many major markets. The national average van rate held steady, while the national reefer rate was up 2¢ per mile and the national flatbed rate rate hit another record, rising 1¢ to $2.73 per mile.

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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: 5/29/2018 – Next update: 6/5/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.3%$3.29 / 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
May 13 – 19 vs.
May 6 – 12
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads 1.2% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 3.2% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.7% 4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.2% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.3% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +8.8% 14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +1.2% +3.6% +20%
Spot Rates Adjust to Changes in Produce Shipments

Fuel Prices Keep Pressure on Rates

May 13 – 19 – Spot market demand adjusted to changes in produce shipments, and higher diesel prices helped keep freight rates elevated. The national averages for dry van and refrigerated freight held steady, but a sharp decline in reefer volumes out of Florida had ripple effects across both segments, including higher prices out of Atlanta. The national flatbed rate rose 1¢ per mile, but the flatbed load-to-truck ratio fell below 100 loads per truck for the first time since March.

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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: 5/22/2018 – Next update: 5/29/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.2%$3.28 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 6 – 12 vs.
Apr 29 – May 5
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.2% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +3.6% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +3.8% 4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.4% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 7.8% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 8.0% 14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.4% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +0.4% +3.6% +20%
Spring Produce Boosts Reefer Rates

Flatbed Rate Dips from Record High

May 6 – 12 – Spring produce season is underway, boosting the national average reefer rate 1¢ per mile. Van rates took a breather last week, as the national average van rate declined 3¢ per mile, despite a strong showing from several Southern markets. The average flatbed rate dipped 1¢ per mile from a record high the previous week, and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio remains over 100 loads per truck.

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Last update: 5/15/2018 – Next update: 5/22/2018

Fuel Prices
+2.2%$3.24 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 29 – May 5 vs.
Apr 22 – 28
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.3% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 1.0% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +1.0% 4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.9% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +2.7% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.6% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12% 14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.5% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +0.8% +3.6% +20%
May Brings Higher Rates

Reefer and Flatbed Demand Especially Strong

Apr 29 – May 5 – May got off to a strong start, with rates rising for all three trailer types. Spring produce is kicking into high gear and reefer load posts were up nearly 10%. Compared to the month of April, the national average van rate increased 2¢ per mile, the average reefer rate gained 5¢, and the flatbed rate jumped 7¢. Flatbed capacity remains extremely tight, as the flatbed load-to-truck ratio returned to its record-high of 111 loads per truck.

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Last update: 5/8/2018 – Next update: 5/15/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.3%$3.17 / gallon

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 22 – 28 vs.
Apr 15 – 21
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.1% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +2.6% +14% 7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.0% 1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +5.7% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.9% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +0.9% 1.9% +17%
Freight Volumes Build as Spring Kicks In

Van and Reefer Rates Hold While Flatbed Prices Climb

Apr 22 – 28 – Rates didn’t show much movement during the last full week of April, but volumes are building as we get deeper into spring. Last week the national average van and reefer rates were unchanged, while the flatbed rate increased 1¢ per mile. Still, compared to March averages, April van rates are 1¢ higher, reefer rates are 2¢ higher, and flatbed rates are 12¢ higher. The flatbed load-to-truck ratio has exceeded 100 loads per truck for five weeks in a row.

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Last update: 5/01/2018 – Next update: 5/8/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.9%$3.16 / gallon

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