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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.62 /gallon

Holiday week leads to spot market premiums

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Rates rise as drivers take time off

Dec. 20 – 26 – Spot market activity slowed last week due to Christmas, but the freight that moved did so at a premium. Capacity tightened, and rates followed suit, with prices rising for all three major equipment types heading into the final days of the year.

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Trendlines last updated: 12/29/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: -0.5%

Fuel Price: $3.65 /gallon

Spot market activity resumed last week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Spot rates look to close the year at record highs

Dec. 6 – 12 – Following the volatile freight market in the first half of the year punctuated by the Polar Vortex and Roadcheck Week, the second half of 2021 has seen a lot more seasonality, albeit at a much higher altitude. Load posts on the DAT Load Board are currently 51% higher compared to the same week last year and almost triple the volume seen in 2018. Spot rates for all three equipment types combined are 16% — or $0.44/mile — higher compared to this time last year.

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Trendlines last updated: 12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 12/29/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.72 /gallon

Activity slows but rates rise around Thanksgiving

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Truckloads were hauled at premium prices during the holiday week

Nov 22 – 29 – Spot market activity slowed last week due to the shortened holiday week. But while there were fewer trucks on the road, the truckloads that needed to move around Thanksgiving were hauled at a premium, with spot rates rising on the majority of high-volume lanes.

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Next update: 12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.73 /gallon

Spot rates level off at record highs

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Calm returned after prior week’s frenzy

Nov 8 – 14 – Dry van and reefer spot rates remained relatively unchanged last week but are still $0.49/mile and $0.73/mile higher than this time last year. The volume of freight moving on the spot market has doubled in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic year, representing an average of 24% of the total freight marketplace. The remaining 76% of truckload freight moved on longer-term contract rates. In normal times, the split would typically be 14% spot and 86% contract.

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Percent Change: +0.5%

Fuel Price: $3.73 /gallon

More signs capacity is loosening at end-of-month

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Capacity usually tightens as shippers clear their docks at the end of the month, but not this October

Oct 25 – 31 –  Spot rates have shown signs of cooling off in the latter part of October, as are the number of new carriers entering the market. Over the last three months, the monthly rate of increase has been decreasing according to the latest data from the FMCSA – we’re still adding capacity but just not as fast as we were over the summer.

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +2.2%

Fuel Price: $3.67 /gallon

Dry van linehaul rates reverse course as fuel costs rise

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Linehaul rates saw their biggest weekly decrease since April

Oct 11 – 17 – The national average dry van linehaul rate dropped by just over a penny per mile to end last week at $2.52/mile, though that was excluding fuel surcharges. In contrast, reefer spot rates continue to heat up, increasing by $0.01/mile for the third week in a row while flatbed linehaul rates continue to drift downward.

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Trendlines last updated: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: +2.0%

Fuel Price: $3.48 /gallon

High spot rates hold steady for another week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Truckload pricing continues to buck seasonal trends

Sept 27 – Oct 3 – Dry van and reefer spot rates nudged up a penny per mile while flatbed rates remained flat. Spot rates are staying at record levels and continue to go against seasonal trends as we start Fall. Supply chain disruptions, port congestion, semiconductor chip shortage for new trucks, and not enough drivers moving loads during this unprecedented peak-shipping season, are keeping rates and demand high. Some lanes are breaking weekly records, such as the Los Angeles to Las Vegas lane where reefer spot rates broke $6.00/mile last week.

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Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.38 /gallon

The refrigerated market heats up as temperatures cool

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Reefer rates typically fall before ramping up ahead of Thanksgiving — but not this year

Sept 13 – 19 – The current spot rate rally is testing new levels each week, and just like the volume of imports on the West Coast and large container ships waiting to unload, is breaking records almost daily. Dry van freight is moving with a lot more urgency this Fall, and with national average van rates holding steady — and almost double that on some high-volume e-commerce lanes — reefer carriers are taking advantage of the faster-moving dry freight boom.

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Trendlines last updated: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update:  10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: +0.6%

Fuel Price: $3.34 /gallon

Freight rates rise as Hurricane Ida disrupts markets

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Load-to-truck ratios fall, but prices increase heading into holiday weekend

Aug 30 – Sept 5 – Load posts declined last week as many shipments were canceled or delayed due to Hurricane Ida, but the disruptions pushes prices upward for each trailer type. The monthly national average spot rates for vans and reefers once again set new records in August at $2.75 and $3.14 per mile respectively.

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Trendlines last updated: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: -1.2%

Fuel Price: $3.32 /gallon

Spot market volumes heat up ahead of Labor Day long weekend

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Consumers stocked up on last-minute back-to-school supplies and hurricane preparedness

Aug 16 – 22 – The flatbed sector is the only one behaving as we’d normally expect the spot market to behave seasonally, with rates trending downward in August. In contrast, the dry van and reefer rates continued to climb, with the August average for van rates at $2.75/mile and reefers at $3.14/mile. Flatbed slipped to $3.06/mile.

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Trendlines last updated: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.34 /gallon

Despite higher volumes, spot rates stall as capacity loosens

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Flatbed volumes reverse 10-week slide

July 12 – 18 – Unlike May’s Roadcheck Week when capacity tightened rapidly, capacity loosened during last week’s Driver Safety Week ,with 18% more truck posts compared to the prior week. Last week’s surge in equipment posts overshadowed higher load posts, driving down the load-to-truck ratio for all equipment types.

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Trendlines last updated: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 8/03/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.3 /gallon

Spot rates surge in the lead-up to July 4th celebrations

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Tight truckload capacity leads to record highs

June 28 – July 4 – What goes up must come down at some stage, and with spot rates cresting the 2021 halfway mark at all-time highs, the market is bracing itself for a possible post-July 4 crash in spot rates. Except for 2020, rates typically fall immediately after Independence Day and summer vacation season begins in earnest. There are signs that drivers are coming back to the industry after 24,500 new transportation jobs were added in June, but capacity is still tight.

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Next update: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.6%

Fuel Price: $3.29 /gallon


The expected post-Memorial Day spot rate bounce hasn’t happened

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot rates were surprisingly flat after Memorial Day

June 14 – 20 – Americans tend to kick-start “grilling season” in the four weeks between Memorial Day and Independence Day. We normally see capacity tighten during this time, but spot rates for all three equipment types remained unchanged. It’s becoming more likely any seasonal July 4 peak in reefer and dry van rates will be a “dead cat bounce” — or a temporary upward burst in a downward trend.

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Trendlines last updated: 6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 7/06/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.26 /gallon


Freight rates kept climbing during shortened work week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Capacity remains tight as long-distance drivers become harder to find.

May 31 – June 6 – With overall truckload demand increasing slowly — but rising far more rapidly in the retail freight sector — the gap between supply and demand remains wide. The national averate van rate for June was up to $2.72/mile, while reefer rate increased to $3.13/mile. Flatbed spot rates are plateauing around the $3.14/mile mark, as spot market volumes slid for the fifth week in a row.

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Next update: 6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.8%

Fuel Price: $3.25 /gallon


Capacity crunch eases two weeks after Roadcheck

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot market volumes fell as capacity increased

May 17 – 23 – The heat of recent weeks disappeared quickly from the freight market last week following a second consecutive week-over-week drop in spot market volumes. Available capacity eased also, with 24% more trucks posts on the DAT One network. As a result, load-to-truck ratios declined steeply for each trailer type.

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Next update: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.6%

Fuel Price: $3.14 /gallon


Another capacity crunch upends the freight market

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

The Roadcheck inspection blitz created a tighter spot market

May 4 – 9 – The International Roadcheck Week typically brings a drop in truck posts on the DAT One load board network. Many carriers take time off, while others are delayed by the inspections. Normally the drop is around 9%, but last week, truck posts fell 17%. Reefer carriers typically take time off in greater numbers compared to dry van and flatbed carriers. They recorded 20% fewer equipment posts last week. National average rates rose for each equipment type, with reefer and flatbed averages above the $3 mark.

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Next update: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.12 /gallon


Flatbed rates continue northward, while van and reefer begin slow trip south

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van and reefer load posts decline for second week in a row

Apr 19 – 25 – Both the dry van and reefer segments are beginning to cool off and exhibit regular seasonality. Capacity in flatbed, however, remains tighter than the last tight market cycle in 2018. For context, load post volumes increased again last week making it nine weeks in a row and are now 21% higher than the same time in 2018. Since the start of this year, spot market load post volumes have doubled.

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Next update: 5/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.6%

Fuel Price: $3.14 /gallon


Truckload spot volumes continue 3-week climb

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Reefer and flatbed rates at record levels, dry van reversing course

Mar 29 – Apr 4 – The capacity crunch caused by extreme weather in February pushed spot rates above contract rates in March, but spot market van rates have dipped back below contract rates in April. Capacity remains tight for reefer and flatbed. For reefer, spot rates have been higher than contract since August, while in flatbed spot rates are now higher than contract for the first time since June 2018.

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Next update: 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.19 /gallon


Upcoming Q1 close pushes spot volumes slightly higher

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Dry van and reefer rates end March where they started, but flatbed rises or the 8th straight week

Mar 21 – 28 – Shippers traditionally make a dock-clearing push at end of month and end of quarter, but only modest spot volume increases were recorded last week. Dry van and reefer volumes increased less than 3%, while the flatbed market remains hot amid the tightest capacity we’ve seen since the Great Recession. In 2018, a strong industrial economy drove spot rates higher than contract for more than half of the year. This year, spot rates are already $0.20/mile higher than the same week in 2018 and just a few pennies shy of the record high set on June 14, 2018.

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Next update: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +3.3%

Fuel Price: $3.07 /gallon


Spot rates plateau after four weeks of gains

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Dry van and reefer return to more seasonal patterns

Mar 8 – 14 – Three weeks after the devastating Polar Vortex weather event upended freight markets, a more normal pattern of activity emerged in dry van and reefer last week. Load posts dropped 23% and capacity eased slightly, with close to 10% more truck posts. Flatbed was quite the opposite though – volumes up 3% w/w and capacity tightened.

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Trendlines last updated: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +2.8%

Fuel Price: $2.88 /gallon


Freight markets still reeling from historic storms

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot volumes hit record levels

Feb 22 – 28 – With our first major winter storm event in the post-ELD era in the books, the impact on truckload capacity was evident, as many carriers struggled to rebalance their networks last week. National average spot rates are around the same levels we’d normally see during the post-Christmas holiday break when many drivers take time off to be with their families. The 2021 polar vortex event created similarly tight capacity, driving up spot rates in the process.

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Next update: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.1%

Fuel Price: $2.7 /gallon


Truckload demand increases ahead of winter storm

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load-to-truck ratios bounced back to close end of month

Jan 25 – 31 – The recent slide in national average spot rates was halted last week, as shippers cleared their docks to meet end-of-month targets and get ahead of Winter Storm Orlena, which is now impacting over 100 million people on the East Coast. Load posts increased by 19% last week, with number of load posts more than double to what they were during the same week last year.

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Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.64 /gallon


Truckload demand slows and prices fall

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Looser capacity takes pressure off freight rates

Jan 11 – 17 – Truckload rates began to decline last week, with slower demand met with looser capacity. As a result, load-to-truck ratios fell for each trailer type, taking pressure off of what had previously been record high rates at the turn of the calendar year.

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Next update: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: +0.8%

Fuel Price: $2.64 /gallon


Truckload demand heats up to close year

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Ratios soar during shortened work week

Dec 28 – Jan 3 – Shippers looked to move freight before closing the books on 2020, but the shortened holiday week made truckload capacity more difficult to source. Higher load-to-truck ratios for each segment led to higher rates to end the year.

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Next update: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

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