DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

truck pete

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.39 /gallon


National van rate sets all-time high in September

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Q3 closes with a rush of spot market shipments

Sept 28 – Oct 4 – The national average for van rates set a new record high, hitting $2.38 in September – 6 cents higher than the previous record set in June 2018. Shippers have relied more and more on the spot market, with disruptions from the pandemic push freight away from the contract market, and capacity tightened last week with the rush to move freight ahead of the close of Q3.

Watch DAT iQ Live: Join the DAT iQ team live on YouTube or LinkedIn Live, 10am ET every Tuesday.

NEW! Get deep visibility into contract rates with the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, formerly part of Chainalytics.

Get a clear view of tomorrow’s rates with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest market updates, visit the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Check out DAT RateView

Trendlines last updated: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

truck hood

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.44 /gallon


Spot rate rally continues

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load board activity picks back up following holiday-shortened week

Sept 14 – 20 – Spot market truckload rates are in their longest continuous rally in five years, as supply chain disruptions continue to push truckload shipments over to the spot market. Load-to-truck ratios did decline for vans and reefers for the second straight week, however.

Watch DAT iQ Live: Join the DAT iQ team live on YouTube or LinkedIn Live, 10am ET every Tuesday.

NEW! Get deep visibility into contract rates with the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, formerly part of Chainalytics.

Get a clear view of tomorrow’s rates with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest market updates, visit the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

Truckers Dreams

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.43 /gallon


Spot rates hit new highs heading into holiday

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Prices keep climbing ahead of Labor Day weekend

Aug 31 – Sept 6 – The average linehaul rate for dry van freight set an all-time record high in August (all-in spot rates were higher in June 2018 due to higher fuel surcharges). That momentum continued last week, with shippers and freight brokers paying higher prices to move freight ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

NEW! Get deep visibility into contract rates with the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, formerly part of Chainalytics.

Get a clear view of tomorrow’s rates with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest market updates, visit the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Get Trendlines Updates
Check out DAT RateView

Trendlines last updated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

Truck Brake

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.43 /gallon


Spot market reacts to tropical storms

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Ratios and rates rise

Aug 17 – 23 – Load posts rose last week, as shippers and logistics companies looked to the spot market to reposition freight ahead of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura. That’s pushed national average rates up to their highest levels since July 2018.

NEW! Get deep visibility into contract rates with the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, formerly part of Chainalytics.

Get a clear view of tomorrow’s rates with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest market updates, visit the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Check out DAT RateView


Trendlines last updated: 8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 9/08/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

Truck Speed

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.43 /gallon


July national average rates were highest of the year

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Capacity tightens to close the month

July 27 – Aug 2 – Supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 pushed more freight to the spot market, with national average truckload rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds each hitting their highest marks of the year in July. Tighter capacity also pushed load-to-truck ratios higher in the last week of the month, keeping pressure on prices.

NEW! Forecast freight prices with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

tractor trailer repair

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

+0.0% +0.7% -22.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.44 /gallon


Some capacity returns but truckload rates still rise

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight prices climb on high-traffic lanes

July 13 – 19 – Truck posts increased on the DAT One load board network last week, but the increase in capacity didn’t stop prices from continuing to climb across the board for each trailer type.

NEW! Forecast freight prices with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Trendlines last updated: 7/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update:8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

tractor trailer

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.8%

Fuel Price: $2.42 /gallon


Spot rates rise ahead of Q2 close

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Capacity tightens before Fourth of July

June 22 – 28 – Truckload rates and ratios spiked last week, with shippers looking to move freight before quarter end and the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

NEW! Forecast freight prices with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $118 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 7/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

truck otr

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.4 /gallon


Increased demand boosts truckload markets, but momentum has slowed

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot rates and volumes maintain a steady climb

June 8 – 14 – More and more loads continue to enter the spot market, fueled by produce harvests along with businesses reopening in many parts of the country. The pace of that recovery slowed last week, while the number of new COVID-19 hotspots has grown.

NEW! Forecast freight prices with the one-of-a-kind RATECAST tool from DAT iQ. Learn More >

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Trendlines last updated: 6/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

truck cover

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.39 /gallon


Truckload market recovery speeds up during holiday week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Tighter capacity pushes prices higher heading into June

May 25 – 31 – Spot market recovery sped up last week, with large increases in load-to-truck ratios, indicating higher demand for dry van, refrigerated and flatbed shipments. Truckload rates followed suit, rising on most lanes and gaining momentum as we head into June, typically a peak month for the spot market.

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 30 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 15 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

truck load

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.39 /gallon


Rates rise as number of available trucks drops

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Seasonal increase in demand offers relief for carriers

May 11 – 17 – Spot market metrics continued their upward trend last week, with ratios on the DAT One network climbing in response to seasonal demand. As some states attempt to return to normal life and produce enters supply chains, the increased demand brings some relief for carriers that have struggled with low rates during the COVID-19 crisis.

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 5/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 15 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 15 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

truck model

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT iQ

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.7%

Fuel Price: $2.4 /gallon


Truckload volumes show signs of recovery

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Produce season puts pressure on pricing

May 4 – 10 – For the first time since late March, rates rose on most high-traffic lanes last week. Load posts on the DAT One network also continued to climb, with businesses reopening in some states and produce season increasing the demand for truckload shipments. Prices and load-to-truck ratios remain low, but freight markets appear to have turned the corner.

For the latest freight forecasts in response to COVID-19, visit DAT.com/COVID-19.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 5/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

POWER from DAT One is the industry’s most advanced load board, with powerful tools for advanced filtering, group collaboration, automatic refreshes, multiple searching and posting simultaneously, partner research tools, and market-leading rate tools. Get your first 15 Days Free on DAT! Sign up here: www.dat.com/power/374122

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

truck lines

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.6%

Fuel Price: $2.55 /gallon


Truckload spot rates and volumes head for the bottom

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Downward trend has not flattened out yet

Apr. 13 – 19 – There’s not much good news for truckers this week. Spot rates continue to fall for vans, reefers, and flatbeds, and declining load-to-truck ratios signal that a rebound is not happening just yet. The weak freight market reflects the economic malaise due to coronavirus-related shutdowns and historically low oil prices.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

trucks

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -2.7%

Fuel Price: $2.59 /gallon


Truckload spot rates drop, as demand falls abruptly

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Retail freight loses urgency as shoppers stay home

Mar 30 – Apr 5 – Van rates fell last week, following a sharp decline in load-to-truck ratios. Consumers stayed home, making it less urgent to re-stock grocery store shelves. At the same time, businesses deemed “non-essential” slowed or stopped freight shipments, reducing demand.

Visit DAT.com/COVID-19 for regular updates from DAT Analytics on the impact of COVID-19 on truckload markets.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

truck break down

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.4%

Fuel Price: $2.81 /gallon


Van and reefer rates rise sharply due to urgent re-stocking

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckers report long delays to pick up and deliver loads

Mar 16 – 22 – Urgent orders of retail goods continue to drive spot rates up for van and reefer equipment. Anxious shoppers buy as much as they can on each trip. Retailers, including e-commerce outlets, rely increasingly on spot market providers to re-stock shelves at a moment’s notice, while truckers report long wait times at pickup and delivery points.

Visit DAT.com/COVID-19 for regular updates from DAT Analytics on the impact of COVID-19 on truckload markets.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

truck down payment

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.3%

Fuel Price: $2.88 /gallon


Rates spring forward for all equipment types

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Demand heats up in the Southeast region

Mar 2 – 8 – Truckload rates are starting to gain traction in the first week of March. Volumes are increasing seasonally, despite coronavirus-fueled unrest in the equity markets. Retailers are playing a role, replenishing inventories as consumers clear store shelves of emergency supplies. Flatbeds are also in demand, especially in the Southeast, home to 7 of the top 10 fastest-growing markets for new single-family homes in 2020.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Trendlines last updated: 3/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

truck price

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.7%

Fuel Price: $2.91 /gallon


Truckload rates get ready to rebound

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight volumes hold steady, pricing edges up

Feb 17 – 23 – Spring could be coming early to truckload freight. Load counts are holding steady and load-to-truck ratios are showing signs of life, for vans, reefers, and flatbeds. Rates are even starting to trend up, especially in the eastern half of the country.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Trendlines last updated: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 3/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

truck world

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.7%

Fuel Price: $2.96 /gallon


Freight rates get ready to rebound

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load-to-truck ratios signal an early spring

Feb 3 – 9 – Freight rates may have hit the bottom already, as rising load-to-truck ratios indicate an impending rebound for truckload pricing. Lower-priced lanes were the first to thaw, but other rates are also likely to gain strength in the coming weeks.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

Trendlines last updated: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 A

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

load capacity

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.7%

Fuel Price: $3.06 /gallon


Freight drops into low gear for the winter lull

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckload rates slide for vans and reefers

Jan 20 – 26 – The slow season is here, and truckload rates continue to slide. Pricing slipped lower on all but a few of the highest-volume lanes last week, and declining load-to-truck ratios signal that the downward trend could continue through February.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >


Trendlines last updated: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.

load contract

DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.0%

Fuel Price: $3.07 /gallon


Truck load volumes rebound in the new year

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight rates remain highest in 13 months for vans and reefers

Jan 6 – 13 – Van load volumes recovered to pre-holiday levels in the first full week of the new year, while load counts grew modestly for reefers and flatbeds. Van and reefer rates dropped a few pennies compared to the previous week, but they are still the highest in 13 months.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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


SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $68 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More > 

Trendlines last updated: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge Load Board to its members. Sign up for TruckersEdge today and get your first 30 days free by signing up at www.truckersedge.com/374122. This offer is available to new TruckersEdge subscribers only.