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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
May 1 – 7 vs.
Apr 24 – 30
Apr 2016 vs.
Mar 2016
Apr 2016 vs.
Apr 2015
Spot Market Loads+5.1%+0.2%28%
Spot Market Capacity+1.9%3.6%+1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck+11%5.9%46%
Van Rates (Spot)+4.7%0.7%19%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck11%+23%+1.2%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.5%+2.2%12%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+5.9%10.0%54%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+6.1%+0.6%16%
Fuel Prices+3.1%+2.9%23%
Rates Rise Sharply for Vans and Reefers

Last update: 5/10/2016 – Next update: 5/17/2016

Loads Abound in Sun Belt

May 1 – 7 – Boom! Rates rose sharply last week, following a steady increase in demand for vans and reefers, especially in the Sun Belt: California, Texas and the Southeast. By contrast, flatbed demand and rates held steady.

The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges, for the past four weeks. Rates are derived from DAT RateView.

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