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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
Nov 11 – 17 vs.
Nov 4 – 10
Oct 2018 vs.
Sep 2018
Oct 2018 vs.
Oct 2017
Spot Market Loads +6.7% 10.0% 10%
Spot Market Capacity 2.2% +25% +37%
Van Load-To-Truck +12% 32% 15%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% 2.3% +3.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +6.4% 29% 54%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% 3.1% +6.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.9% 22% 39%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.8% 2.8% +4.7%
Fuel Prices 0.6% +3.2% +20%
Thanksgiving rush boosts reefer rates

Capacity tightens ahead of retail season

Nov 11 -17 – Reefer rates bumped up again last week, as grocery shelves were stocked ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The national average reefer rate added 2¢ and the reefer load-to-truck ratio increased 7%. Van rates lost 1¢, but demand is building, as the van load-to-truck ratio jumped 12%. Meanwhile, flatbed prices continue their seasonal decline.

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Last update: 11/20/2018 – Next update: 12/04/2018

Fuel Prices
-1.2%$3.28 / gallon
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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
Oct 28 – Nov 3 vs.
Oct 21 – 27
Oct 2018 vs.
Sep 2018
Oct 2018 vs.
Oct 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.4% 10.0% 10%
Spot Market Capacity 2.8% +25% +37%
Van Load-To-Truck +9.8% 32% 15%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% 2.3% +3.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 1.2% 29% 54%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% 3.1% +6.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +10% 22% 39%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.2% 2.8% +4.7%
Fuel Prices 0.7% +3.2% +20%
Spot market gears up for the holidays

Tighter capacity puts pressure on prices

Oct 28 – Nov 3 – The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand, pushing load-to-truck ratios higher for vans and reefers. That slowed the decline in the national van rate, which fell 1¢ due to lower fuel costs. The national averages for reefer and flatbed rates also continued to drift. But with the tighter capacity and the holiday season right around the corner, we could see prices move up soon.

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Last update: 11/6/2018 – Next update: 11/20/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.6%$3.34
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