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the deepest, broadest data in the trucking industry

Weekly snapshot by the numbers

Industry Trends
 
WEEK
OCT 24 – OCT 30 VS. OCT 17 – OCT 23
MONTH
OCT 2022 VS. SEP 2022
YEAR
OCT 2022 VS. OCT 2021
Spot Load Posts+0.0%-14.7%-54.3%
Spot Truck Posts-3.8%+2.3%+14.5%
Van Load-To-Truck+7.2%-18.7%-48.4%
Van Spot Rates+0.2%-1.2%-15.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck-3.1%-6.6%-74.4%
Flatbed Spot Rates-0.1%-1.3%-6.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+7.3%-20.0%-57.9%
Reefer Spot Rates-0.1%-1.7%-14.4%
Fuel Prices+0.0%+4.4%+44.3%

National Spot Rates

Capacity tightens as shippers clear docks to close the month
VAN
Flat BED
REEFER

Weekly Brief

Load-to-truck ratios rise as truck posts fall

Oct 24 – 30 – Spot market truckload capacity tightened as shippers moved more freight at the close of October, but the higher ratios did not push national average spot rates upward. Minus fuel, the line haul portion of the national average van rate is even with 2017 and 2018 levels.

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Fuel Prices

Current national diesel fuel price average

FUEL PRICE / GALLON $5.32

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Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates
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including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.
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About Trendlines

DAT Trendlines is a free weekly spot market freight report, providing an overview of national freight market trends. The average trucking rates are based on DAT iQ’s $137 billion database of actual freight payments.

The report includes a weekly snapshot of the rolling month-to-date national average trucking rates for van, reefer and flatbed. National average rates in Trendlines are for lanes of 250 miles or more.

Trendlines also includes national supply and demand metrics based on load and truck posts on the DAT One load board network by freight brokers, shippers and carriers.

You can also explore historical monthly trucking industry trends and compare spot trucking freight rates to the contract rates that shippers pay directly to carriers by visiting the links below:

Van Demand & Capacity 
Van Spot Market Rates 
Flatbed Demand & Capacity 
Flatbed Spot Market Rates 
Reefer Demand & Capacity 
Reefer Spot Market Rates

The national trends reported in DAT Trendlines are not necessarily reflective of trends that freight brokers, shippers and carriers may be seeing in individual trucking lanes or regions. To fully understand market and truckload pricing dynamics in your lanes, DAT provides a full suite of freight rate and market data available from DAT iQ or tools in DAT One load boards.

To access the full history of DAT Trendlines reports, contact DAT’s Analytics Services team.

Next update: November 23, 2022

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