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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
SEP 12 – SEP 18 VS. SEP 05 – SEP 11
MONTH
AUG 2022 VS. JUL 2022
YEAR
AUG 2022 VS. AUG 2021
Spot Load Posts+9.7%-4.7%-43.8%
Spot Truck Posts+14.0%+15.0%+20.4%
Van Load-To-Truck-1.1%-7.9%-45.2%
Van Spot Rates-0.1%-4.2%-8.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck-7.9%-35.2%-68.0%
Flatbed Spot Rates-1.7%-7.4%-0.3%
Reefer Load-To-Truck-5.2%-2.2%-52.5%
Reefer Spot Rates-0.3%-3.4%-7.9%
Fuel Prices-1.0%-8.6%+49.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.4%

Fuel Price: $4.96 /gallon

Spot market tightens ahead of Labor Day weekend

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Load-to-truck ratios rise as markets prepared for holiday

Aug 29 – Sep 4 – Spot market capacity tightened last week as shippers looked to move freight ahead of the holiday weekend. That pushed national averages up slightly for dry van and reefer loads.

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Next update: 10/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
AUG 29 – SEP 04 VS. AUG 22 – AUG 28
MONTH
AUG 2022 VS. JUL 2022
YEAR
AUG 2022 VS. AUG 2021
Spot Load Posts+3.8%-4.7%-43.8%
Spot Truck Posts-2.2%+15.0%+20.4%
Van Load-To-Truck+2.6%-7.9%-45.2%
Van Spot Rates+0.5%-4.2%-8.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+13.2%-35.2%-68.0%
Flatbed Spot Rates-0.7%-7.4%-0.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+2.0%-2.2%-52.5%
Reefer Spot Rates+0.9%-3.2%-7.8%
Fuel Prices+4.2%-8.6%+49.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.8%

Fuel Price: $5.08 /gallon

Capacity tightens ahead of Labor Day

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Ratios rise for vans and reefers but rates continue to slide

Aug 22 – 28 – Load-to-truck ratios rose dramatically for reefer freight in the last full week of August, as shippers moved loads ahead of the long Labor Day holiday weekend. The uptick in demand wasn’t enough to stall the downward trend in rates, however.

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
AUG 15 – AUG 21 VS. AUG 08 – AUG 14
MONTH
JUL 2022 VS. JUN 2022
YEAR
JUL 2022 VS. JUL 2021
Spot Load Posts+0.2%-26.0%-34.0%
Spot Truck Posts+2.2%-9.3%+8.1%
Van Load-To-Truck-0.8%-0.8%-33.8%
Van Spot Rates-0.6%-1.7%-3.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+4.2%-41.9%-50.9%
Flatbed Spot Rates-2.0%-4.3%+6.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck-8.3%+3.0%-42.3%
Reefer Spot Rates-0.8%-1.6%-4.3%
Fuel Prices-1.6%-4.7%+64.3%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $4.91 /gallon

Spot rates continue their mid-summer slide

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Truckload capacity continues to loosen for dry van and reefer

Aug 15 – 21 – Rates for truckload shipments on the spot market continue to slide, as looser capacity and lower fuel prices have lead to a softening market. The national average for dry van rates is down 19 cents so far compared to July, with flatbed down 20 cents and reefer down 8 cents.

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Next update:   9/07/2022  12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
AUG 01 – AUG 07 VS. JUL 25 – JUL 31
MONTH
JUL 2022 VS. JUN 2022
YEAR
JUL 2022 VS. JUL 2021
Spot Load Posts-11.2%-26.0%-34.0%
Spot Truck Posts+3.9%-9.3%+8.1%
Van Load-To-Truck-13.5%-0.8%-33.8%
Van Spot Rates-0.1%-1.7%-3.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck-23.8%-41.9%-50.9%
Flatbed Spot Rates-1.8%-4.3%+6.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck-0.2%+3.0%-42.3%
Reefer Spot Rates+0.0%-1.5%-4.2%
Fuel Prices-2.5%-4.7%+64.3%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -3.0%

Fuel Price: $4.99 /gallon

Spot market capacity loosens in first week of August

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Load-to-truck ratios fall for all trailer types

Aug 1 – 7 – Load posts on the DAT network fell last week, following the increase we saw to close the month of July. Lower spot market demand led to softer rates in many markets.

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUL 18 – JUL 24 VS. JUL 11 – JUL 17
MONTH
JUN 2022 VS. MAY 2022
YEAR
JUN 2022 VS. JUN 2021
Spot Load Posts
-15.3%-20.2%-26.0%
Spot Truck Posts
+1.0%+7.0%+11.2%
Van Load-To-Truck
-15.2%-11.6%-30.2%
Van Spot Rates
-0.5%-0.9%+0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-16.9%-40.7%-43.7%
Flatbed Spot Rates
-1.3%-0.1%+9.5%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-17.8%-6.7%-39.3%
Reefer Spot Rates
-1.1%-1.1%-1.6%
Fuel Prices
-2.4%-4.7%+64.3%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -3.0%

Fuel Price: $5.27 /gallon

Spot rates back to 2018 levels

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Dry van linehaul rates decreased by less than a penny per mile last week

July 18 – 24 – Dry van load posts on the DAT Load Board network dropped below 2020 levels last week while the number of carriers posting their equipment was the highest level seen in July. In the flatbed sector, equipment post levels reached an all-time high, surpassing the previous record set in late 2019.

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Next update: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUN 20 – JUN 26 VS. JUN 13 – JUN 19
MONTH
MAY 2022 VS. APR 2022
YEAR
MAY 2022 VS. MAY 2021
Spot Load Posts
-1.7%+14.0%-12.7%
Spot Truck Posts
-1.9%-2.3%+17.7%
Van Load-To-Truck
+6.0%+28.2%-28.3%
Van Spot Rates
+0.3%-3.1%+1.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-8.6%-1.9%-34.8%
Flatbed Spot Rates
-0.3%+1.0%+11.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
+19.9%+19.8%-41.9%
Reefer Spot Rates
+1.7%-2.3%-0.5%
Fuel Prices
+0.0%+0.0%+0.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $5.72 /gallon

Produce volumes not moving the needle this season

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
This is peak shipping week for produce season, but we’re still 16% behind this time in 2019, the last non-pandemic produce season

Jun 20 – 26 – Even though reefer load posts on the DAT network increased 18% last week, they’re still 38% lower than last year and almost identical to this time in 2018. In contrast, carriers posting their reefer equipment is at the highest level in six years, creating an oversupplied reefer market. In non-pandemic years, reefer linehaul rates typically increase by $0.12/mile in the first three weeks of June. This year, they’ve dropped by that same amount month-to-date. Reefer spot rates (including fuel) ended last week at just over $3.00/mile, where they’ve been for the last few weeks.

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Next update: 7/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUN 06 – JUN 12 VS. MAY 30 – JUN 05
MONTH
MAY 2022 VS. APR 2022
YEAR
MAY 2022 VS. MAY 2021
Spot Load Posts
+3.4%+14.0%-12.7%
Spot Truck Posts
+20.7%-2.3%+17.7%
Van Load-To-Truck
-20.0%+28.2%-28.3%
Van Spot Rates
-0.5%-3.2%+1.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-14.8%-1.9%-34.8%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+0.3%+1.0%+11.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-18.0%+19.8%-41.9%
Reefer Spot Rates
-0.9%-2.6%-0.8%
Fuel Prices
+3.0%+8.8%+73.2%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $5.72 /gallon

Linehaul spot rates down again after a brief pause

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Spot market capacity loosened quickly last week with equipment posts hitting the 7th highest level since 2017

Jun 6 – 12 – In the first two weeks of June ,dry van spot rates typically increase by $0.08/mile on average, but that’s in pre-pandemic years. In the last two weeks, dry van spot rates have dropped $0.04/mile, and reefer is down $0.10/mile when it typically increases by $0.07/mile. Flatbed is essentially flat but would typically be expected to increase by $0.05/mile on average.

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Next update: 6/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAY 23 – MAY 29 VS. MAY 16 – MAY 22
MONTH
APR 2022 VS. MAR 2022
YEAR
APR 2022 VS. APR 2021
Spot Load Posts
-8.9%-27.0%-20.8%
Spot Truck Posts
+13.9%-2.8%+9.1%
Van Load-To-Truck
-18.6%-25.2%-28.5%
Van Spot Rates
+0.6%-7.5%+7.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-16.0%-28.2%-32.6%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+1.3%+0.4%+16.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-35.4%-25.0%-36.6%
Reefer Spot Rates
-0.2%-7.5%+7.7%
Fuel Prices
-0.7%+0.3%+63.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.7%

Fuel Price: $5.57 /gallon

Spot rates hold steady last week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
After falling for most of the year, van and reefer linehaul rate maintain their gains from Roadcheck week

May 23 – 29 – After taking time off during International Roadcheck Week, carrier equipment posts bounced back as carriers returned to the market to take advantage of higher end-of-month shipping volumes prior to this week’s shorter shipping week. Produce season is still off to a cool start for reefer carriers while the flatbed market continues to track closely with 2018, when flatbed drove that bull market and rate rally for the first half of the year.

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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAY 09 – MAY 15 VS. MAY 02 – MAY 08
MONTH
APR 2022 VS. MAR 2022
YEAR
APR 2022 VS. APR 2021
Spot Load Posts
-15.4%-27.0%-20.8%
Spot Truck Posts
+5.8%-2.8%+9.1%
Van Load-To-Truck
-13.3%-25.2%-28.5%
Van Spot Rates
-0.4%-7.5%+7.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-21.5%-28.2%-32.6%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+0.8%+0.4%+16.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-19.0%-25.0%-36.6%
Reefer Spot Rates
-1.7%-7.5%+7.8%
Fuel Prices
+2.1%+0.3%+63.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.2%

Fuel Price: $5.61 /gallon

Reefer spot rates continue to plunge

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
At a time when reefer rates normally heat up, they’re cooling down following another weekly drop

May 9 – 15 – Reefer spot line haul rates have dropped by $0.90/mile since the start of the year. Compared to the same week the previous year, reefer rates are $0.10/mile lower. Dry van rates are following a similar trajectory, dropping another $0.05/mile last week.

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 25 – MAY 01 VS. APR 18 – APR 24
MONTH
APR 2022 VS. MAR 2022
YEAR
APR 2022 VS. APR 2021
Spot Load Posts
+4.8%-27.0%-20.8%
Spot Truck Posts
-5.1%-2.8%+9.1%
Van Load-To-Truck
+11.3%-25.2%-28.5%
Van Spot Rates
-0.6%-7.2%+8.3%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
+9.0%-28.2%-32.6%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+0.4%+0.6%+16.3%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
+9.9%-25.0%-36.6%
Reefer Spot Rates
-0.5%-7.3%+8.0%
Fuel Prices
+1.2%+0.3%+63.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +6.4%

Fuel Price: $5.51 /gallon

Volumes up, rates down again.

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
End-of-month shipping volumes boosted load board activity, but spot rates decreased

April 25 – May 1 – Even though there are plenty of positive demand indicators for long-haul truckload carriers, excess capacity in the market is driving spot rates down. Even contract rates appear to have plateaued and are beginning to decrease. Dry van and reefer spot line haul rates dropped by another 5 cents per mile last week and even flatbed decreased 2 cents per mile, making it four weeks of successive declines.

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 11 – APR 17 VS. APR 04 – APR 10
MONTH
MAR 2022 VS. FEB 2022
YEAR
MAR 2022 VS. MAR 2021
Spot Load Posts
-9.0%+2.2%+3.7%
Spot Truck Posts
-1.5%+29.0%+11.2%
Van Load-To-Truck
-11.1%-37.7%-20.9%
Van Spot Rates
-2.1%-2.2%+13.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-7.0%+7.1%+7.2%
Flatbed Spot Rates
-0.8%+7.0%+23.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-9.8%-38.9%-31.3%
Reefer Spot Rates
-1.6%-3.3%+15.8%
Fuel Prices
-1.4%+26.6%+62.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.6%

Fuel Price: $5.1 /gallon

Spot rates continue to head south

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Dry van and reefer spot rates have dropped around 6 cents per mile each week for the last month.

April 11 – 17 – Declining spot rates in Spring shouldn’t surprise anyone in trucking, but it’s the pace of the jaw-dropping decline that got everyone’s attention. Dry van and reefer spot rates have dropped by 20% since the start of the year, as load-to-truck ratios last seen in 2018 emerge. Equipment posts, however, are now back to 2019 and 2020 levels, as the spot market continues to soften rapidly.

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAR 28 – APR 03 VS. MAR 21 – MAR 27
MONTH
MAR 2022 VS. FEB 2022
YEAR
MAR 2022 VS. MAR 2021
Spot Load Posts
-0.5%+2.2%+3.7%
Spot Truck Posts
-4.2%+29.0%+11.2%
Van Load-To-Truck
+10.7%-37.7%-20.9%
Van Spot Rates
-0.9%-2.0%+14.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-3.3%+7.1%+7.2%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+0.6%+7.1%+22.8%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
+9.7%-38.9%-31.3%
Reefer Spot Rates
-1.5%-3.1%+15.8%
Fuel Prices
+1.0%+26.6%+62.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.8%

Fuel Price: $5.14 /gallon

Van spot rates drop below $3 per mile, first time since December

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Refer rates also continue to cool

March 28 – April 3 – Spot linehaul rates have plunged in recent weeks just as diesel prices skyrocket. Even though dry van spot rates dropped another 5 cents per mile last week, the reefer market is cooling the fastest. After dropping 6 cents per mile the week prior, reefer spot rates decreased another 7 cents last week. In contrast, the flatbed market is heating up right on cue and linehaul spot rates are currently running around 26 cents per mile higher than this time last year.

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAR 14 – MAR 20 VS. MAR 07 – MAR 13
MONTH
FEB 2022 VS. JAN 2022
YEAR
FEB 2022 VS. FEB 2021
Spot Load Posts
-1.8%-12.8%+24.1%
Spot Truck Posts
+0.7%+3.9%+12.9%
Van Load-To-Truck
-5.9%-21.9%-2.7%
Van Spot Rates
+0.7%-0.4%+28.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
+1.1%-3.5%+34.8%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+3.4%+1.4%+23.5%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-9.2%-32.7%-13.6%
Reefer Spot Rates
+0.2%-2.1%+30.7%
Fuel Prices
+8.3%+8.3%+41.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -2.3%

Fuel Price: $5.13 /gallon

Dry van and reefer spot line haul rates plunge

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Spot rates are down again this week as the freight market cools rapidly

Mar 14 – 20 – Despite some of the largest week-over-week changes in diesel prices in the last two weeks, reefer and dry van spot line haul rates recorded the largest weekly decrease since 2020. The line haul portion of the rate dropped 13 cents per mile for both last week, surpassing the 11 cents per mile decrease recorded in April 2020 as demand crashed at the pandemic’s start.

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
FEB 28 – MAR 06 VS. FEB 21 – FEB 27
MONTH
FEB 2022 VS. JAN 2022
YEAR
FEB 2022 VS. FEB 2021
Spot Load Posts
-3.8%-12.8%+24.1%
Spot Truck Posts
+3.4%+3.9%+12.9%
Van Load-To-Truck
-11.6%-21.9%-2.7%
Van Spot Rates
+0.7%-0.4%+28.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
+2.9%-3.5%+34.8%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+1.3%+1.6%+23.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-7.3%-32.7%-13.6%
Reefer Spot Rates
+0.3%-2.0%+30.7%
Fuel Prices
+1.2%+8.3%+41.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +15.5%

Fuel Price: $4.85 /gallon

Spot rate seasonality returns – van and reefer down, flatbed up.

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Dry van and reefer spot rates have decreased on average around 8 cents per mile in the last month while flatbed rates have increased by close to that amount

Feb 28 – Mar 6 – The national average spot rate for all three equipment types combined is currently 38 cents per mile higher than the same week in the previous year. And while the spot market is beginning to exhibit signs of seasonality as we head into Spring, the flatbed market is heating up ahead of the building and construction season surge in activity. Spot rates in this sector are just 4 cents per mile lower than the all-time high recorded in July last year.

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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
FEB 14 – FEB 20 VS. FEB 07 – FEB 13
MONTH
JAN 2022 VS. DEC 2021
YEAR
JAN 2022 VS. JAN 2021
Spot Load Posts
-0.8%+37.4%+104.7%
Spot Truck Posts
+0.5%-11.2%-2.3%
Van Load-To-Truck
-9.7%+43.5%+119.8%
Van Spot Rates
+0.4%+3.6%+31.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
+14.0%+69.9%+81.3%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+0.0%+1.8%+25.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
-19.3%+45.7%+150.7%
Reefer Spot Rates
-0.3%+3.3%+37.9%
Fuel Prices
+1.7%+2.3%+38.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.0%

Fuel Price: $4.06 /gallon

Spot market capacity eases and line haul rates drop across the board

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Spot market cools in February

Feb 14 – 20 – While it’s not unusual to see spot rates drop in the first seven weeks of the year, last week’s decrease in spot rates and lower volumes for dry van and reefer freight is telling. Dry van load posts on the DAT Load Board dropped 11% week over week and reefer volumes were down by just over 19%, but flatbed continues to improve, posting a 9% week-over-week gain.

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Spot Load Posts
-4.2%+37.4%+104.7%
Spot Truck Posts
-3.1%-11.2%-2.3%
Van Load-To-Truck
+5.7%+43.5%+119.8%
Van Spot Rates
+1.3%+3.7%+31.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck
-15.4%+69.9%+81.3%
Flatbed Spot Rates
+0.8%+2.0%+25.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck
+16.5%+45.7%+150.7%
Reefer Spot Rates
-0.1%+3.2%+37.8%
Fuel Prices
+1.7%+2.3%+38.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +2.5%

Fuel Price: $3.95 /gallon

Spot activity slows but capacity remains tight

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Monthly average rates set new records in January

Jan. 31 – Feb 6 – As the spot market enters what is historically one of the slower months on the calendar, national average rates for dry van, reefer and flatbed freight hit new record highs in January.

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.6%

Fuel Price: $3.78 /gallon

Line haul rates return to normal January downward trend

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Falling line haul rates offset by rising fuel surcharges

Jan. 17 – 23 – Seasonality returned to the spot market last week after surprising increases in the prior week. While higher fuel costs lead to increased all-in rates, the line haul portion for dry vans dropped 2 cents per mile, reefers fell 1 cent and flatbed declined 2 cents. These are still record-high monthly averages, though. Spot rates are still around 68 cents higher per mile than this time last year for all three equipment types combined. Load posts have doubled during that same time frame.

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +1.4%

Fuel Price: $3.66 /gallon

Spot rates cool but are still elevated

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Truckload rates begin year 54 cents higher per mile than previous year

Jan. 3 – 9 – Load post activity on the DAT Load Board is extraordinary for the first full shipping week of the year – 80% higher than the same time last year and even 6% higher than the week after the 2021 Polar Vortex hit. In contrast, the volume of carriers looking for loads and posting their trucks on the DAT Load Board was at its lowest in four years , 7% lower than week 2 in 2021.

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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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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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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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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Fuel Prices

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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Next update: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Fuel Prices

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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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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Next update: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Fuel Prices

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

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

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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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Trendlines last updated: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM

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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Trendlines last updated: 5/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

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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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Trendlines last updated: 5/11/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

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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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Trendlines last updated: 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

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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Trendlines last updated: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

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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Trendlines last updated: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

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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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Trendlines last updated: 3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

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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Trendlines last updated: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

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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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Trendlines last updated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

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Fuel Prices

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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Trendlines last updated: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

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Percent Change: +1.2%

Fuel Price: $2.53 /gallon


Spot market slows heading into year-end stretch

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Rates fall on many high-traffic lanes

Dec 7 – 14 – Truck posts outpaced load posts last week, a signal that capacity on the truckload spot market has loosened. That’s taken pressure of freight rates, with national average rates largely flat for vans and flatbeds, and down for reefers.

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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: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: +0.8%

Fuel Price: $2.46 /gallon


Spot market slows for holiday

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Volumes fall but prices rise during Thanksgiving week

Nov 23 – Nov 29 – Load board activity slowed down last week, with carriers, brokers and shippers taking time off for Thanksgiving. But for the freight that did move, prices were at a premium, with rates rising on most high-traffic lanes.

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Trendlines last updated: 12/01/2020 12:00:00 AM

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

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Percent Change: +0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.38 /gallon


Truckload demand dips heading into holiday season

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Ratios fall with signs of prices plateauing

Nov 9 – 15 – With holiday retail freight in place and consumer packaged goods now sitting in warehouses for online shoppers, truckload demand on the spot market has declined. That’s pushed load-to-truck ratios lower, but localized capacity constraint continues to keep pressure on pricing.

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Trendlines last updated: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 12/01/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: -0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.38 /gallon


Van spot rates set record high in October

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load-to-truck ratios rise to close month

Oct 26 – Nov 1 – The monthly national average for van rates hit an all-time high in October, topping the previous record that was set in September, as disrupted supply chains see more and more freight moved on the spot market. Load-to-truck ratios rose at month’s end after falling in recent weeks.

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Trendlines last updated: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: +0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.4 /gallon


Spot market activity slips, but tight capacity remains

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Rates begin to flatten as truckload demand edges downward

Oct 12 – 18 – Load-to-truck ratios fell for the second week in a row, a signal that truckload capacity has loosened. Truckload rates remain high due to imbalanced networks and tight capacity on specific lanes and markets.

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Trendlines last updated: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 11/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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