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|Aug 12 – 18 vs.
Aug 5 – 11
|Jul 2018 vs.
|Jul 2018 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–5.0%||–29%||+45%|
|Spot Market Capacity||+0.7%||+12%||+20%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||–0.9%||–0.9%||+29%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||–0.7%||–1.8%||+28%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||–0.4%||–3.3%||+26%|
Rates return to April / May levels
Aug 12 – 18 – Late-summer spot market demand isn’t nearly as overheated as it was in early summer, and freight rates for each trailer type were back down to April and May levels last week. That’s still high for this time of year, but prices are trending downward, with a 2¢ drop in the national van and flatbed rates and a 1¢ decline in the national reefer rate.
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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: 8/21/2018 – Next update: 9/04/2018