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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
AUG 05 – AUG 11 VS. JUL 29 – AUG 04
MONTH
JUL 2019 VS. JUN 2019
YEAR
JUL 2019 VS. JUL 2018
Spot Market Loads +1.2% -19.9% -37.3%
Spot Market Capacity +3.7% +12.2% +22.6%
Van Load-To-Truck -6.3% -32.8% -39.2%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.2% -2.7% -18.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +1.2% -28.1% -62.9%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.3% -1.3% -17.8%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +4.5% -28.3% -41.3%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% -3.0% -15.7%
Fuel Prices -0.1% -1.4% -5.8%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.03 /gallon


August off to a soft start

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van load-to-truck ratio drops 6%

Aug 5 – 11 – Shippers have felt less urgency to move truckload freight so far in August, which has kept spot rates in check. The August national averages for van and reefer rates edged up slightly last week, while the national flatbed rate was largely unchanged. Many high-traffic lanes saw lower prices.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUL 22 – JUL 28 VS. JUL 15 – JUL 21
MONTH
JUN 2019 VS. MAY 2019
YEAR
JUN 2019 VS. JUN 2018
Spot Market Loads -8.0% +35.9% -50.3%
Spot Market Capacity -1.6% -18.8% +29.9%
Van Load-To-Truck -0.8% +76.2% -50.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +5.4% -18.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -16.4% +57.2% -74.5%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -1.0% +1.0% -18.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +10.7% +80.0% -55.0%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.2% +4.9% -16.9%
Fuel Prices -0.2% -2.3% -5.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.04 /gallon


Summer slump continues, but with bright spots

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

July on pace to beat May numbers

July 22 – 28 – As expected, spot market rates have dipped this month, but volumes and pricing for July are still on track to beat May’s numbers. Van rates were mostly stable last week, with upticks in load counts out of key markets like Los Angeles, while volumes out of California also gave reefers a lift. Flatbed rates peaked early in July.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Next update: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUL 08 – JUL 14 VS. JUL 01 – JUL 07
MONTH
JUN 2019 VS. MAY 2019
YEAR
JUN 2019 VS. JUN 2018
Spot Market Loads +48.3% +35.9% -50.3%
Spot Market Capacity +20.9% -18.8% +29.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +19.1% +76.2% -50.3%
Van Rates (Spot) -0.5% +5.4% -18.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +23.5% +57.2% -74.5%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.0% +0.9% -18.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +9.2% +80.0% -55.0%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -3.5% +4.9% -16.8%
Fuel Prices +0.4% -2.3% -5.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.7%

Fuel Price: $3.06 /gallon


Spot rates take summertime slide

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Post-holiday prices drop for truckload freight

Jul 8 – 14 – There was a significant uptick in spot market activity last week, with a full workforce returning after a break for Fourth of July. But with the holiday in the rear-view mirror, there’s also less urgency for truckload shipments. That led to declining van, reefer, and flatbed rates in many parts of the country.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUN 24 – JUN 30 VS. JUN 17 – JUN 23
MONTH
JUN 2019 VS. MAY 2019
YEAR
JUN 2019 VS. JUN 2018
Spot Market Loads +11.9% +35.9% -50.3%
Spot Market Capacity -5.9% -18.8% +29.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +20.9% +76.2% -50.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.4% +5.6% -18.3%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +10.1% +57.2% -74.5%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.6% +1.2% -18.2%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +28.4% +80.0% -55.0%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.5% +4.9% -16.8%
Fuel Prices -0.9% -2.3% -5.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.0%

Fuel Price: $3.04 /gallon


Q2 ends on a strong note

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Capacity tightens in last week of June

Jun 24 – 30 – The end of the second quarter brought higher truckload demand last week. The increased load-to-truck ratio pushed prices higher, with the national averages for van and reefer rates hitting their highest marks since January. The June averages for each were 10¢ higher than in May, while June’s national flatbed rate was 3¢ higher than the May average.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Last update: 7/2/2019 – Next update: 7/16/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUN 10 – JUN 16 VS. JUN 03 – JUN 09
MONTH
MAY 2019 VS. APR 2019
YEAR
MAY 2019 VS. MAY 2018
Spot Market Loads -9.8% -10.6% -62.6%
Spot Market Capacity +13.8% +2.5% +32.7%
Van Load-To-Truck -22.7% +22.1% -54.4%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% -0.8% -16.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -14.1% -42.9% -85.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% -2.2% -16.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -30.5% +10.1% -60.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.2% +0.1% -15.4%
Fuel Prices -1.0% +1.3% -2.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.3%

Fuel Price: $3.1 /gallon


Capacity rebounds after Road check

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Ratios fall but national rates hold steady

Jun 10 – 16 – Trucks returned to the highways last week after the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz put a squeeze on capacity in the previous week. That pushed load-to-truck ratios lower for each trailer type, and many lanes that saw major rate increases during Roadcheck had declines last week. Still, national average rates for vans and reefers remain the highest they’ve been since January.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Last update: 6/18/2019 – Next update: 7/2/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAY 20 – MAY 26 VS. MAY 13 – MAY 19
MONTH
MAY 2019 VS. APR 2019
YEAR
MAY 2019 VS. MAY 2018
Spot Market Loads +1.7% -30.2% -70.8%
Spot Market Capacity -1.8% -14.5% +10.6%
Van Load-To-Truck +10.1% +10.6% -58.7%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.3% -0.9% -17.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -6.5% -0.9% -17.0%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -1.3% -2.3% -16.2%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12.2% +1.5% -63.3%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.2% -15.3%
Fuel Prices +0.1% +1.3% -2.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.16 /gallon


Prices get a push from holiday rush

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van and reefer rates get summertime boost

May 20 – 26 – Summer is here unofficially, and the truckload spot market finally started to heat up last week. Load-to-truck ratios rose for van and reefer freight heading into Memorial Day weekend, which contributed to higher rates on many major lanes. Meanwhile, flatbed demand continued to soften.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Last update: 6/4/2019 – Next update: 6/18/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAY 13 – MAY 19 VS. MAY 06 – MAY 12
MONTH
APR 2019 VS. MAR 2019
YEAR
APR 2019 VS. APR 2018
Spot Market Loads -1.5% +3.1% -53.5%
Spot Market Capacity -1.7% +9.8% +42.3%
Van Load-To-Truck +3.4% -7.9% -58.9%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% -2.7% -16.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -5.3% -2.7% -16.1%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.3% -0.4% -11.8%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +11.3% -12.1% -60.9%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.5% -1.1% -11.6%
Fuel Prices -0.3% +1.5% +0.8%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.16 /gallon


Spot market sends mixed messages

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckload rates stick to holding pattern

May 13 – 19 – Higher truckload volumes in the East were offset by declines in the West, as spot market rates still haven’t turned the corner ahead of peak shipping season. For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

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Last update: 5/21/2019 – Next update: 6/4/2019


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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 29 – MAY 05 VS. APR 22 – APR 28
MONTH
APR 2019 VS. MAR 2019
YEAR
APR 2019 VS. APR 2018
Spot Market Loads +4.2% +3.1% -53.5%
Spot Market Capacity +1.6% +9.8% +42.3%
Van Load-To-Truck +9.1% -7.9% -58.9%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.0% -2.6% -16.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -7.1% -2.6% -16.0%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.1% +0.0% -11.5%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +15.7% -12.1% -60.9%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.6% -1.1% -11.5%
Fuel Prices +0.7% +1.5% +0.8%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.6%

Fuel Price: $3.17 /gallon


Spring has sprung for truckload freight

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Better weather leads to higher demand

April 29 – May 5 – Van and reefer rates are turning upward in May, edging above the April averages after several weeks of declines. Flatbed rates are stable, compared to last month.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Last update: 5/7/2019 – Next update: 5/21/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 15 – APR 21 VS. APR 08 – APR 14
MONTH
MAR 2019 VS. FEB 2019
YEAR
MAR 2019 VS. MAR 2018
Spot Market Loads -13.4% +8.7% -54.7%
Spot Market Capacity +0.3% +16.1% +36.1%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.9% -22.4% -63.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.3% -1.8% -13.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -27.6% -1.8% -13.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.2% +0.4% -7.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.0% -21.1% -63.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.9% -1.9% -9.7%
Fuel Prices +0.8% +2.6% +2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.09 /gallon


Easter week starts strong, finishes weak

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van rates dip

April 14 – 20 – Last week began with solid demand, but activity tapered off as Good Friday and the Easter weekend approached. Load-to-truck ratios peaked on Tuesday for all three trailer types, but were down sharply by Friday. The national average van rate is 3¢ lower than the March average, reefer rates are 2¢ lower, and flatbed averages are unchanged.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.                Get Trendlines updates


Last update: 4/23/2019 – Next update: 5/7/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 01 – APR 07 VS. MAR 25 – MAR 31
MONTH
MAR 2019 VS. FEB 2019
YEAR
MAR 2019 VS. MAR 2018
Spot Market Loads -2.3% +8.7% -54.7%
Spot Market Capacity +8.8% +16.1% +36.1%
Van Load-To-Truck -23.9% -22.4% -63.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% -1.9% -13.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -2.4% -1.9% -13.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +0.3% -7.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -13.3% -21.1% -63.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% -1.9% -9.8%
Fuel Prices -0.1% +2.6% +2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.08 /gallon


Spot freight rates stuck in neutral

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truck availability keeps pressure off prices

April 1 – 7 – Spot market capacity continued to outpace truckload demand last week, as evidenced by falling load-to-truck ratios for each trailer type. Freight volumes actually rose, compared to a year ago, but the availability of trucks has kept the monthly national average rates for vans and reefers mostly in neutral. Flatbed rates have climbed in April.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Last update: 4/9/2019 – Next update: 4/23/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAR 18 – MAR 24 VS. MAR 11 – MAR 17
MONTH
FEB 2019 VS. JAN 2019
YEAR
FEB 2019 VS. FEB 2018
Spot Market Loads +0.5% -4.6% -42.9%
Spot Market Capacity +5.0% -11.4% +35.9%
Van Load-To-Truck -13.9% +8.8% -49.8%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.7% -3.3% -11.3%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +13.5% -3.3% -11.3%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.1% -1.0% -1.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -16.9% -7.4% -48.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.6% -4.2% -8.7%
Fuel Prices -0.3% +0.6% -1.6%

Spot market still waiting for spring

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.08 /gallon


National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight rates slow to rebound

Mar 18 – 24 – The bomb cyclone rerouted supply chains two weeks ago, and flooding continues in the Midwest. Freight markets have been slow to rebound, and a major tank fire in Houston added further disruption last week. Volumes are still strong compared to last year, but extra capacity has kept national average rates in check for vans, reefers and flatbeds in March.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Last update: 3/26/2019 – Next update: 4/9/2019

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DAT Trendlines™

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
Mar 03 – Mar 09 vs.
Feb 24 – Mar 02
MONTH
Feb 2019 vs.
Jan 2019
YEAR
Feb 2019 vs.
Feb 2018
Spot Market Loads -1.7% -5.1% -27.5%
Spot Market Capacity +5.1% -9.7% +0.0%
Van Load-To-Truck -8.9% +0.0% -34.1%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% -3.6% -11.3%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +1.0% -3.6% -11.3%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +0.0% -0.8%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -7.1% -5.9% -40.1%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.5% -3.5% -8.3%
Fuel Prices +0.9% +0.6% -1.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.0%

Fuel Price: $3.08 /gallon


National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

Mar 3 – 9 – After falling for eight straight weeks, van and reefer rates are stabilizing. The national average van rate held steady, and van volumes are actually up compared to last year at this time. The national averages for reefers and flatbeds each added 1¢, but many of the top reefer lanes are still waiting for the spring surge.

National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 3/12/2019 – Next update: 3/26/2019

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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
Feb 17 – 23 vs.
Feb 10 – 16
Jan 2019 vs.
Dec 2018
Jan 2019 vs.
Jan 2018
Spot Market Loads 5.6% +2.7% 34%
Spot Market Capacity +2.9% +16% +49%
Van Load-To-Truck 9.5% 23% 53%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% 5.3% 13%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 7.1% +12% 58%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 2.5% +0.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 5.3% 14% 61%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% 5.7% 12%
Fuel Prices +1.3% 4.6% 1.3%
Spot rates level off
Van and reefer rates dip 1¢ while flatbed price rises

Feb 17 – 23 – Rates continue their seasonal slide, but the pace of the decline has slowed. The national average van and reefer rate was down just a penny, while the average flatbed rate took its first upturn in six weeks, rising 1¢ per mile. Freight volumes in February are up compared to January, and rising volumes should reignite rates during March.

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Last update: 2/26/2019 – Next update: 3/12/2019

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Feb 3 – 9 vs.
Jan 27 – Feb 2
Jan 2019 vs.
Dec 2018
Jan 2019 vs.
Jan 2018
Spot Market Loads +4.0% +2.7% 34%
Spot Market Capacity +4.0% +16% +49%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.1% 23% 53%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.0% 5.3% 13%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +6.6% +12% 58%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% 2.5% +0.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 10% 14% 61%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.7% 5.7% 12%
Fuel Prices +0.0% 4.6% 1.3%
Rates continue their seasonal slide
Flatbed demand picks up steam

Feb 3 – 9 – Rates continued their seasonal decline last week, even though January and February freight volumes are running higher than the past three years. National average rates were down for vans, reefers and flatbeds. National load-to-truck ratios fell for vans and reefers last week, but ticked up for flatbeds, as temperatures improved following the polar vortex.

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Last update: 2/12/2019 – Next update: 2/26/2019

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 20 – 26 vs.
Jan 13 – 19
Dec 2018 vs.
Nov 2018
Dec 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Spot Market Loads 1.7% 5.5% 19%
Spot Market Capacity 7.8% 11% +34%
Van Load-To-Truck +8.7% +7.6% 33%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.0% 0.5% 2.4%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 2.3% +13% 41%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +0.0% +4.3%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +13% 0.3% 49%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.3% 1.2% 1.6%
Fuel Prices 0.4% 5.4% +7.3%
Average van rate falls below $2 per mile
Cheaper fuel and extra capacity keep rates down

Jan 20 – 26 – The national average van rate dropped below the $2 per mile mark for the first time since September 2017. Falling fuel surcharges and increased capacity in the spot market are putting downward pressure on rates, as average reefer and flatbed prices also moved lower.

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Last update: 1/29/2019 – Next update: 2/12/2019

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Jan 6 – 12 vs.
Dec 30 – Jan 5
Dec 2018 vs.
Nov 2018
Dec 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Spot Market Loads +8.8% 5.5% 19%
Spot Market Capacity +77% 11% +34%
Van Load-To-Truck 48% +7.6% 33%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.8% 0.5% 2.4%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 26% +13% 41%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 1.6% +0.0% +4.3%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 38% 0.3% 49%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 2.0% 1.2% 1.6%
Fuel Prices 1.1% 5.4% +7.3%
Rates drop as capacity comes back strong
Van, reefer, flatbed prices decline

Jan 6 – 12 – After two holiday weeks, truckload capacity came back strong last week, which knocked down national average rates for dry van, reefers and flatbeds. Freight moves now are less urgent, and the e-commerce and retail holiday season is over. Falling fuel surcharges are also contributing to the decline in rates.

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Last update: 1/15/2019 – Next update: 1/29/2019

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 23 – 29 vs.
Dec 16 – 22
Nov 2018 vs.
Oct 2018
Nov 2018 vs.
Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads 20% 1.8% 8.3%
Spot Market Capacity 47% 10% +30%
Van Load-To-Truck +74% +14% 19%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +34% +1.6% 36%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +49% +14% 40%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.8% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices 1.4% 2.0% +13%
Christmas capacity crunch raises rates
Holiday vacations affect truck availability

Dec 23 – 29 – Less freight moved last week, as businesses shut down for Christmas. But for the loads that did need to move, freight brokers and shippers had a hard time finding trucks, as evidenced by the soaring load-to-truck ratios. That capacity crunch pushed rates higher for dry van, refrigerated and flatbed freight.

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Last update: 1/1/2019 – Next update: 1/15/2019

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