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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Nov 5 – 11 vs.
Oct 29 – Nov 4
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads1.6%+1.4%+114%
Spot Market Capacity+7.6%+13%+0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck6.6%12%+106%
Van Rates (Spot)0.5%+2.5%+22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck15%5.5%+172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.4%+2.2%+21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck2.4%14%+77%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.0%+3.1%+22%
Fuel Prices+2.2%+0.3%+14%
Pre-Thanksgiving Rush Keeps Rates High

Van and Reefer Rates Hover Near Peak Levels

Nov 5 – 11 – Strong demand and rising fuel prices have kept spot market rates at or near peak levels for the season. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ to $2.06 per mile, only 3¢ below the post-hurricane peak of early October. Reefer rates are back up to a high of $2.37 per mile, driven by a pre-Thanksgiving rush. For flatbeds, a downward trend was interrupted last week by a 1¢ increase that partially offset rising fuel costs.

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

Last update: 11/15/2017 – Next update: 11/22/2017

Fuel Prices
+1.4%$2.92 / gallon

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