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DAT Trendlines

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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
Sep 23 – 29 vs.
Sep 16 – 22
Sep 2018 vs.
Aug 2018
Sep 2018 vs.
Sep 2017
Spot Market Loads +2.4% 12% 0.1%
Spot Market Capacity 2.4% 9.7% +23%
Van Load-To-Truck +7.1% +6.9% +8.2%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.9% +9.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.0% 11% 39%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% 3.0% +13%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +4.9% 8.1% 32%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.2% +12%
Fuel Prices +0.1% +1.4% +17%
Spot market settles after storm

Van and reefer rates return to May levels

Sep 23 – 29 -Shipping resumed out of the Carolinas last week, following the disruptions caused by Hurricane Florence, and load-to-truck ratios rose for dry van and refrigerated freight. Pricing stabilized as well, with the national averages for dry van and flatbed holding steady, while the national reefer rate dipped a penny. For the month of September, rates for van and reefer freight were back to about where they were in May, while flatbed prices continued their seasonal slide.

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Fuel Prices

+0.0%$3.2

Last update: 10/02/2018 – Next update: 10/9/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.3%$3.27 / 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
Aug 26 – Sep 1 vs.
Aug 19 – 25
Aug 2018 vs.
Jul 2018
Aug 2018 vs.
Aug 2017
Spot Market Loads 3.0% 7.1% +27%
Spot Market Capacity +4.9% +10% +18%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.9% 8.8% +29%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% 5.7% +20%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 10% 36% 0.8%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% 4.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 3.5% +1.4% 9.1%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 3.9% +20%
Fuel Prices +0.6% 0.5% +24%
August rates 20% higher than last year

Reefer capacity tightens in Northern states

Aug 26 – Sep 1 – August closed with average rates that were lower than June and July, but still about 20% higher than last year at this time. Demand for flatbeds has returned to 2017 levels, but reefer demand is strong in several Northern states as harvests are underway for apples, potatoes, onions and other late-summer crops. The national average rate fell 1¢ per mile for vans, dropped 2¢ for flatbeds, and held steady for reefers. Load-to-truck ratios moved lower for all three equipment types.

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Last update: 9/4/2018 – Next update: 9/18/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.6%$3.25 / gallon

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