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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
Dec 9 – 15 vs.
Dec 2 – 8
Nov 2018 vs.
Oct 2018
Nov 2018 vs.
Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads 4.6% 1.8% 8.3%
Spot Market Capacity 0.4% 10% +30%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.6% +14% 19%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.8% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 1.1% +1.6% 36%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% 2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.2% +14% 40%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.6% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices 1.4% 2.0% +13%
December demand disappoints
Rates dip for vans, reefers, flatbeds

Dec 9 – 15 – In recent years, spot market rates have spiked in December, but that hasn’t happened in 2018. In fact, the national van rate dipped a few cents to $2.08 per mile, matching the average rates for both November and October. The national reefer and flatbed rates also declined. The load-to-truck ratio—a measurement of demand versus capacity—dipped for vans and flatbeds and was unchanged for reefers.

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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.

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Last update: 12/18/2018 – Next update: 1/1/2019

Fuel Prices
-1.3%$3.12 / 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
Nov 25 – Dec 1 vs.
Nov 18 – 24
Nov 2018 vs.
Oct 2018
Nov 2018 vs.
Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads +54% 1.8% 8.3%
Spot Market Capacity +21% 10% +30%
Van Load-To-Truck +13% +14% 19%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +51% +1.6% 36%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% 2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +33% +14% 40%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.4% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices 0.6% 2.0% +13%
Holiday freight pushes demand and rates higher

Van and reefer rates gain 1¢

Nov 25 – Dec 1 – Demand for vans was exceptionally strong last week, especially in lanes associated with retail and e-commerce freight. Both the national average van rate and reefer rate increased 1¢ per mile, while the national flatbed rate held steady, halting an 8-week decline. Load-to-truck ratios increased for all three equipment types and demand is expected to remain strong through the holidays.

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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.

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Last update: 12/4/2018 – Next update: 12/18/2018

Fuel Prices
-1.6%$3.21 gallon
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