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|Jun 17 – 23 vs.
Jun 10 – 16
|May 2018 vs.
|May 2018 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–6.0%||+12%||+105%|
|Spot Market Capacity||+5.6%||+11%||+4.8%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+0.4%||+0.5%||+28%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||–0.4%||+3.0%||+31%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+4.1%||+25%|
Capacity Loosens, but Shortages Remain
Jun 17 – 23 – Capacity continues to return slowly to the spot market, but trucks are still in short supply in many parts of the country. That’s kept freight rates high, and the national average van rate pushed into uncharted territory at $2.31 per mile. The national reefer rate remained at a record high of $2.70 per mile. The national flatbed rate dipped 1¢, and while demand remains elevated, the load-to-truck ratio dropped to its lowest level since late February.
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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: 6/26/2018 – Next update: 7/03/2018