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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Feb 11 – 17 vs.
Feb 4 – 10
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.5% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity +1.1% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +1.4% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.9% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +4.8% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 4.5% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 2.0% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices 1.0% +3.8% +17%
More Trucks Mean Lower Rates for Vans and Reefers

Flatbed Rates Trend Upward

Feb 11 -17 – Spot market rates have remained high in 2018, even as the normal winter slowdown chips away at the peaks we saw a few weeks ago. For instance, the national average van rate lost another 2¢ last week, but it is still higher than at any point in 2017. The national reefer rate declined 5¢, but flatbed rates moved the other direction, rising 2¢.

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Last update: 2/20/2018 – Next update: 2/27/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Feb 4 – 10 vs.
Jan 28 – Feb 3
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +0.3% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity 1.5% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +2.3% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.7% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 1.0% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.8% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 3.5% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices +0.5% +3.8% +17%
Van and Reefer Rates Continue Seasonal Decline

Flatbed Rates Reverse Course

Feb 4 – 10 – Rates have continued to decline for vans and reefers, but turned upward for flatbeds. Although rates have stepped down from their sky-high levels in early January, they’re still significantly higher than at this time last year. National average rates last week dropped 6¢ for vans and 9¢ for reefers, but gained 2¢ for flatbeds.

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Last update: 2/13/2018 – Next update: 2/20/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 28 – Feb 3 vs.
Jan 21 – 27
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads 5.7% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity +2.5% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 19% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.3% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +15% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 5.4% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 20% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 3.0% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices +1.5% +3.8% +17%
Spot Rates Adjust to Seasonal Slowdown

Capacity Loosens for Van and Reefer Freight

Jan 27 – Feb 3 – Rates have continued to decline during the past four weeks, though the national average rates for vans and reefers are still higher now than they were at any point in 2017. Load-to-truck ratios have also stepped down, but remain significantly higher than at this time last year. National average rates last week dropped 3¢ for vans, 8¢ for reefers and 13¢ for flatbeds.

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Last update: 2/6/2018 – Next update: 2/13/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 21 – 27 vs.
Jan 14 – 20
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 3.0% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +8.3% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 13% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.0% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 17% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.1% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +0.0% +16%
Rates Decline Seasonally, but Remain High

Load-to-Truck Ratios Ease Off

Jan 21 – 27 – Rates declined for the third week straight, but remain higher than at any point in 2017. Load-to-truck ratios have eased off from record highs, but the ELD mandate, a healthy economy and regional snowstorms continue to exert pressure on truckload capacity. National average rates dipped 1¢ for vans and flatbeds last week, while the average reefer rate dropped 3¢.

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Last update: 1/30/2018 – Next update: 2/6/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 14 – 20 vs.
Jan 7 – 13
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 3.5% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +4.6% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 8.5% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.5% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 16% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +1.1% +0.0% +16%
Van and Flatbed Rates Show Slight Decline

Spot Market Demand Slows Seasonally

Jan 14 – 20 – A decline in spot market freight last week was followed by lower national averages for both van and flatbed rates. So far, the rate of decline has been slow compared to the rapid rate increases that followed the ELD mandate in mid-December, so prices remain elevated. Last week’s national average van rate dipped 1¢, flatbed rates fell 2¢, and reefer rates were unchanged.

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Last update: 1/23/2018 – Next update: 1/30/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jan 7 – 13 vs.
Dec 31 – Jan 6
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads +17% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +52% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 27% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.9% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 16% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 27% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +0.8% +0.0% +16%
Rates Decline Slightly as Capacity Returns
Truck Posts Jump Following Holidays

Jan 7 – 13 – Rates edged down slightly for all three equipment types last week. The national average van rate stepped down 2¢, and reefer and flatbed rates dipped 1¢. Those lower rates are still higher than at any point in 2017, however. Truck posts were up significantly following the two holiday weeks, but snowstorms in the East, plus drivers adjusting to ELDs, continue to affect productivity.

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Last update: 1/17/2018 – Next update: 1/24/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 31 – Jan 6 vs.
Dec 24 – 30
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads +27% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +7.4% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +19% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) +9.0% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +22% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +4.3% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.4% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +10% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +1.0% +0.0% +16%
New Year Brings Record-High Rates

Load-to-Truck Ratios Hit Record Highs

Dec 31 – Jan 6 – The combination of extreme weather, plus tightened capacity as a result of the recently implemented ELD mandate, drove rates higher during the first week of 2018. The national average van ratereefer rate and flatbed rate all moved higher last week. The demand for trucks pushed load-to-truck ratios to record highs, including an all-time record-high of 14.7 loads per truck for vans.

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: 1/9/2018 – Next update: 1/16/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 24 – 30 vs.
Dec 17 – 23
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 22% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity 36% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +22% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +26% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +33% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.5% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +0.1% +0.0% +16%
2017 Ends With Record Rates
Van Ratio Hits All-Time High

Dec 24 – 30 – There was urgency to move freight before the end of the year, but the combination of frigid weather and tight capacity due to both the holiday and the recently implemented ELD mandate meant that it cost more to move those loads last week. Load-to-truck ratios surged, setting a new all-time record-high of 12.2 loads per truck for vans. Spot rates also reached historic highs: The national average van rate rose 2¢ per mile, the national reefer rate jumped up 6¢, and the average flatbed rate held steady.

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: 1/3/2018 – Next update: 1/10/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 17 – 23 vs.
Dec 10 – 16
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads +9.7% 5.7% +93%
Spot Market Capacity 19% 6.0% 1.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +29% +17% +119%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +31% 27% +93%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +62% +14% +75%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.7% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.3% +4.1% +19%
ELDs and Holiday Add to Capacity Pressures

Van Ratio Hits All-Time High Ahead of Christmas

Dec 17 – 23 – The ELD mandate went into effect last week, just as last-minute orders were on the move before Christmas. Many truckers also took time off before the holiday, so spot market capacity tightened and load-to-truck ratios surged, setting a new all-time record-high ratio for vans: 10.1 loads per truck. Spot rates also came close to historic highs: The national average van rate rose 1¢ per mile, the national reefer rate jumped up 4¢, and the average flatbed rate increased 1¢.

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: 12/27/2017 – Next update: 1/3/2018

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 10 – 16 vs.
Dec 3 – 9
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.4% 4.1% +96%
Spot Market Capacity 7.5% 5.6% 1.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +9.0% +19% +124%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.0% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +14% 26% +94%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12% +16% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.7% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.4% +4.1% +19%
Van and Reefer Rates Step Down from Record Highs

Flatbed Prices Add 1¢

Dec 10 – 16 – Last week the national average van rate stepped back 2¢ to $2.08 per mile, but that was from a 3-year high experienced the week before. Reefer rates moved down 4¢ to $2.36 per mile, after hitting 3-year highs during Thanksgiving week. Flatbed prices increased 1¢, to $2.32 per mile.

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: 12/20/2017 – Next update: 12/27/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 3 – 9 vs.
Nov 26 – Dec 2
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads 10% 4.1% +96%
Spot Market Capacity +12% 5.6% 1.5%
Van Load-To-Truck 23% +19% +124%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 8.9% 26% +94%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 26% +16% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.2% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +4.1% +19%
National Van and Flatbed Rates Add 1¢

Reefer Prices Step Down from Record Highs

Dec 3 – 9 – Van rates, which rose prior to Thanksgiving, just keep moving higher. Last week the national average van rate increased 1¢ to $2.10 per mile—a 3-year high. Flatbed rates also increased 1¢, to $2.31 per mile. For reefers, we may be experiencing a lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as rates declined 3¢ from their record high the week before.

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: 12/13/2017 – Next update: 12/20/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 26 – Dec 2 vs.
Nov 19 – 25
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads +64% 4.1% +96%
Spot Market Capacity +22% 5.6% 1.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +37% +19% +124%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% +2.5% +24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +17% 26% +94%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 1.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +38% +16% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +4.7% +24%
Fuel Prices +0.5% +4.1% +19%
November Van and Reefer Rates Hit 3-Year High

Demand Revs Up As Holidays Approach

Nov 26 – Dec 2 – Freight volumes surged in the week following Thanksgiving, sending van rates up 2¢ to $2.09 per mile and flatbed rates up 1¢ to $2.30 per mile. Reefer rates held steady at an unseasonably high $2.43 per mile. November’s monthly average rate for both vans and reefers hit levels not seen since June of 2014.

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: 12/6/2017 – Next update: 12/13/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 19 – 25 vs.
Nov 12 – 18
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads 33% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity 26% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +1.5% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.3% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 26% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.3% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +0.3% +14%
Reefers Hit a 3-Year High, and Vans May Follow

Thanksgiving Rush Boosts Rates for Vans and Reefers

Nov 19 – 25 – As last-minute Thanksgiving freight moved to stores nationwide, the average reefer rate rose another 3¢ to $2.43 per mile, the highest weekly average in more than 3 years. Van rates added 1¢ to $2.07 per mile. If vans stay at or near that level for a few more days, November’s average will be an all-time high. Flatbeds held steady at $2.29 per mile, despite a seasonal decline in load volume.

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: 11/28/2017 – Next update: 12/05/2017

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 12 – 18 vs.
Nov 5 – 11
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads +7.4% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity 0.2% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +15% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.2% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.4% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +13% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.3% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices +1.1% +0.3% +14%
Reefer Rates Hit 3-Year High, as Vans Hold at $2.06

Fuel, Demand, and ELDs Ratchet Up Rate Pressures

Nov 12 – 18 – Rising fuel prices, unprecedented spot market demand, and the imminent ELD mandate combine to ratchet up the pressure on rates. The national average reefer rate increased 3¢ to $2.40 per mile — a 3-year record — as shippers rush to fill the stores with fresh produce, poultry and meat for Thanksgiving. The average van rate remained at $2.06 per mile, signaling that November’s average may hit an all-time high. Flatbed rates slipped 1¢, to $2.29 per mile, which is atypically high for the season.

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: 11/22/2017 – Next update: 11/29/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Nov 5 – 11 vs.
Oct 29 – Nov 4
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.6% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity +7.6% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 6.6% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 15% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 2.4% 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

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 29 – Nov 4 vs.
Oct 22 – 28
Oct 2017 vs.
Sep 2017
Oct 2017 vs.
Oct 2016
Spot Market Loads +4.8% +1.4% +114%
Spot Market Capacity 3.2% +13% +0.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +11% 12% +106%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.0% +2.5% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.1% 5.5% +172%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 2.1% +2.2% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +22% 14% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.2% +3.1% +22%
Fuel Prices +2.1% +0.3% +14%
Rates Rebound for Vans and Reefers

Flatbed Prices Start to Recede

Oct 29 – Nov 4 – Rates for vans and reefers shot up again after receding for three weeks in a row. Flatbed rates moved the other direction, edging down after two months of steady increases. Still, rates for all 3 equipment types have been well above seasonal norms for more than a month. The national average van rate increased 4¢ to $2.07 per mile, while reefer rates increased 5¢, to $2.37 per mile. The national average flatbed price declined 5¢ to $2.29 per mile.

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: 11/8/2017 – Next update: 11/15/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 22 – 28 vs.
Oct 15 – 21
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.8% +12% +117%
Spot Market Capacity 2.4% 13% 7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.3% +28% +120%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% +11% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 4.3% +46% +226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +1.3% +23% +104%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% +7.2% +17%
Fuel Prices +0.7% +7.3% +16%
Average Freight Rates Remain High

Van and Reefer Rates Dip; Flatbeds Hold Steady

Oct 22 – 28 – Rates for vans and reefers declined for the third week in a row, while flatbed rates held steady after climbing for the past two months. Rates remain elevated for this time of year for all three equipment types. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ to $2.03 per mile. Reefer rates also dropped 1¢, to $2.32 per mile. The national average flatbed price was unchanged at $2.34 per mile as building materials continue to move to Florida and the Gulf Coast. Load-to-truck ratios are also high for all three trailer types.

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: 11/01/2017 – Next update: 11/8/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 15 – 21 vs.
Oct 8 – 14
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads 5.1% +12% +117%
Spot Market Capacity 1.5% 13% 7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +0.3% +28% +120%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.4% +11% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 8.3% +46% +226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +3.7% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 5.7% +23% +104%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.3% +7.2% +17%
Fuel Prices +0.4% +7.3% +16%
Van Rate Dips, But Still Above $2 Per Mile

Flatbed Prices Continue to Climb

Oct 15 – 21 – Rates for vans and reefers dipped for the second week in a row, but flatbed prices continue to climb. The national average van rate fell 3¢ to $2.04 per mile, which is well above normal for the season. Reefer rates were also down 3¢, after hitting a multi-year high the first week of October. Flatbed prices, however, have been climbing for the past two months. Flatbeds are in high demand as rebuilding efforts continue in the areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Load-to-truck ratios remain elevated for all three trailer types.

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: 10/25/2017 – Next update: 11/01/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 8 – 14 vs.
Oct 1 – 7
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads 9.7% +12% +117%
Spot Market Capacity +7.0% 13% 7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck 17% +28% +120%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.0% +11% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 12% +46% +226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.7% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 19% +23% +104%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.4% +7.2% +17%
Fuel Prices 0.6% +7.3% +16%
Average Van Rate Remains Above $2 Per Mile

Oct 8 – 14 – The national average van rate dipped 2¢ to $2.07 per mile, which is well above seasonal norms. Reefer rates edged down a penny from a multi-year high, but flatbed prices continued to climb. Rebuilding efforts have begun in areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, and strong freight volumes are being produced in the Western region. The combination has put additional pressure on truckload capacity, so load-to-truck ratios remain elevated for the three trailer types.

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: 10/18/2017 – Next update: 10/25/2017

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Capacity Remains Tight for All 3 Trailer Types

Oct 1 – 7 – The national average van rate reached $2.09 per mile last week. The last time the average van rate was that high was December 2014. Reefer and flatbed rates are also at multi-year highs. Relief and rebuilding efforts in areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey – along with strong harvests in Northern states and California – have put a squeeze on capacity nationwide, as load-to-truck ratios remain high for all three trailer types.

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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Oct 1 – 7 vs.
Sep 24 – 30
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads 3.0% +12% +117%
Spot Market Capacity +1.2% 13% 7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck 7.1% +28% +120%
Van Rates (Spot) +6.1% +11% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.9% +46% +226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.8% +3.7% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 0.2% +23% +104%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +6.3% +7.2% +17%
Fuel Prices 0.4% +7.3% +16%
Average Van Rate Hits $2.09 Per Mile

Last update: 10/11/2017 – Next update: 10/18/2017

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Load-to-Truck Ratios Surge for All 3 Trailer Types

Sep 24 – 30 – Supply chain disruptions caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, coupled with economic growth and a strong harvest season, have put tremendous pressure on both capacity and rates. The national average rates for vansflatbeds, and reefers increased again last week, exceeding two-year highs. Capacity is tight, as the van load-to-truck ratio hit its highest mark in more than 7 years last week. Load-to-truck ratios for reefers and flatbeds are also at multi-year highs.

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Sep 24 – 30 vs.
Sep 17 – 23
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads +5.4% +12% +117%
Spot Market Capacity 3.2% 13% 7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +9.5% +28% +120%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.5% +11% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +16% +46% +226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +3.7% +20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +1.6% +23% +104%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.5% +7.2% +17%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +7.3% +16%
Rates Rise Again, Exceeding Two-Year Highs
Fuel Prices
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Last update: 10/4/2017 – Next update: 10/11/2017

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Hurricanes Continue to Affect Capacity Nationwide

Sep 17 – 23 – Capacity remains tight, and national average rates for vansflatbeds, and reefers continue at their highest levels in more than two years, due partly to supply chain disruptions following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Last week, rates rose again in the Northeast, Midwest, and Western regions, more than offsetting declines in outbound pricing from Texas, Florida, and surrounding markets.

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Sep 17 – 23 vs.
Sep 10 – 16
Aug 2017 vs.
Jul 2017
Aug 2017 vs.
Aug 2016
Spot Market Loads +4.3% +6.2% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +4.7% +12% 1.0%
Van Load-To-Truck 2.9% 0.7% +89%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.6% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +5.1% 22% +170%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +0.5% +15%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +2.9% +11% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.4% +0.5% +10%
Fuel Prices 0.4% +3.9% +10%
Spot Truckload Rates Remain at Two-Year Highs

Last update: 9/27/2017 – Next update: 10/4/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Sep 10 – 16 vs.
Sep 3 – 9
Aug 2017 vs.
Jul 2017
Aug 2017 vs.
Aug 2016
Spot Market Loads +27% +6.2% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +19% +12% 1.0%
Van Load-To-Truck 0.6% 0.7% +89%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.6% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +19% 22% +170%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.5% +15%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +4.9% +11% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.5% +10%
Fuel Prices 0.4% +3.9% +10%
Rates Hit 2-Year Highs After Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Capacity Tightens in Wake of Hurricanes

Sep 10 – 16 – Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone, but their destructive effects will last for months or even years. Last week, supply chains that were already disrupted by Harvey were hit again by Irma’s landfall. Truckers and freight brokers have been helping with recovery efforts, while tight capacity caused by the disruption, combined with demand from a stronger economy, boosted spot market volume and rates to the highest levels in more than two years for vansflatbeds, and reefers.

The chart above depicts 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: 9/20/2017 – Next update: 9/27/2017

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Capacity Tightens in Harvey’s Wake

Sep 3 – 9 – Two powerful hurricanes hit within just a few days, destroying lives, homes and businesses. It will take months or years to repair the property damage alone. Freight transportation is disrupted all across the U.S., as supply chains were re-routed after Hurricane Harvey and again before Hurricane Irma. Fuel prices also soared, driving rates up to the highest weekly averages in more than two years. National average van rates gained 3¢ per mile, reefer rates jumped 8¢, and flatbed rates added 4¢.

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Sep 3 – 9 vs.
Aug 27 – Sep 2
Aug 2017 vs.
Jul 2017
Aug 2017 vs.
Aug 2016
Spot Market Loads 2.7% +6.2% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 15% +12% 1.0%
Van Load-To-Truck +17% 0.7% +89%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.6% +0.6% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +29% 22% +170%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.8% +0.5% +15%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 2.1% +11% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +3.8% +0.5% +10%
Fuel Prices +1.4% +3.9% +10%
Spot Rates Rise Before Irma Lands
Fuel Prices
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Last update: 9/13/2017 – Next update: 9/20/2017

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Aug 27 – Sep 2 vs.
Aug 20 – 26
Aug 2017 vs.
Jul 2017
Aug 2017 vs.
Aug 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.9% +6.2% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 4.3% +12% 1.0%
Van Load-To-Truck +8.7% 0.7% +89%
Van Rates (Spot) +6.7% +0.6% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.5% 22% +170%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +0.5% +15%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +16% +11% +78%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.4% +0.5% +10%
Fuel Prices +5.4% +3.9% +10%
Post-Hurricane Van Rates Increase 12¢

Harvey Disrupts Supply Chains, Causing Capacity Shortfalls

Aug 27 – Sep 2 – In the first full week since Hurricane Harvey, truckers rushed to help with emergency relief, supply chains faced massive disruption, and ripple effects led to capacity shortfalls in multiple freight markets throughout the country. Van rates soared an average of 12¢ per mile nationwide as a result, while reefer rates rose 3¢ and flatbeds added 2¢. Also on the rise are diesel prices, which increased an average of 15¢ per gallon nationally, due to closure of many Houston-area refineries.

The chart above depicts 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: 9/6/2017 – Next update: 9/13/2017
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August Demand Remains Strong

Aug 20 – 26 – The month continues with an unusually strong demand for freight. Hurricane Harvey hit late in the week, on Friday, August 25, so its effect on capacity and rates will be seen more in next week’s numbers. Last week, national vanflatbed and reefer rates were unchanged compared to the previous week. Load-to-truck ratios moved higher for vans and reefers, but were lower for flatbeds.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Aug 20 – 26 vs.
Aug 13 – 19
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads +1.0% 16% +89%
Spot Market Capacity 1.8% 5.4% +0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck +7.4% 7.1% +81%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% 0.6% +9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 3.9% 14% +156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.4% +14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +7.2% 13% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 1.9% +7.8%
Fuel Prices +0.0% 0.6% +3.8%
Rates Hold Steady Ahead of Hurricane

Last update: 8/30/2017 – Next update: 9/6/2017

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Van, Reefer, Flatbed Prices Dip 1¢

Aug 13 – 19 – August continues with an unusually strong demand for freight. Rates remain high as well, even though they’ve declined a bit since early August. Vanflatbed and reefer rates all dipped 1¢ per mile, as a national average. Load-to-truck ratios moved lower for vans and flatbeds, but increased for reefers.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Aug 13 – 19 vs.
Aug 6 – 12
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads 2.1% 16% +89%
Spot Market Capacity +0.0% 5.4% +0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck 1.4% 7.1% +81%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% 0.6% +9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.0% 14% +156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.5% +1.4% +14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.5% 13% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.5% 1.9% +7.8%
Fuel Prices +0.7% 0.6% +3.8%
Freight Volumes and Rates Remain Strong

Last update: 8/23/2017 – Next update: 8/30/2017

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Rates Give Back Previous Week’s Gain

Aug 6 – 12 – August continues with an unusually strong demand for freight. Rates remain high as well, although they gave back the gains of the previous week, returning closer to July averages. Van and flatbed rates dipped 3¢ per mile, and reefer rates fell 4¢, as a national average. Load-to-truck ratios also moved lower, compared to the prior week’s highs.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Aug 6 – 12 vs.
Jul 30 – Aug 5
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads 7.8% 16% +89%
Spot Market Capacity +3.4% 5.4% +0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck 12% 7.1% +81%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.6% 0.6% +9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 14% 14% +156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 1.4% +1.4% +14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 9.3% 13% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.9% 1.9% +7.8%
Fuel Prices +0.8% 0.6% +3.8%
August Freight Volumes Remain Strong

Last update: 8/16/2017 – Next update: 8/23/2017

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August Begins With Strong Demand and Rates

Jul 30 – Aug 5 – July ended, and August began, with unusually strong demand for freight. National average van and flatbed rates gained 3¢ per mile, and reefer rates added 4¢. Load-to-truck ratios increased for vans and reefers, due partly to a boost in activity in the Midwest.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 30 – Aug 5 vs.
Jul 23 – 29
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.0% 16% +89%
Spot Market Capacity 2.1% 5.4% +0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck +5.5% 7.1% +81%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.7% 0.6% +9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 8.6% 14% +156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.4% +1.4% +14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.1% 13% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.9% 1.9% +7.8%
Fuel Prices +1.9% 0.6% +3.8%
Rates Rise for Vans, Reefers, and Flatbeds

Last update: 8/9/2017 – Next update: 8/16/2017

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Flatbed Rates Rise as Vans and Reefers Dip

Jul 23 – 29 – An unexpected boost in freight volumes lifted load-to-truck ratios for all equipment types in late July. Rates did not follow suit, although they remain atypically strong for the season. National average van rates dipped 2¢ and reefers lost 1¢. Only flatbed rates rose, adding 1¢ per mile to the national average.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 23 – 29 vs.
Jul 16 – 22
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.2% 16% +89%
Spot Market Capacity 2.3% 5.4% +0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck +8.5% 7.1% +81%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.1% 0.6% +9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +3.1% 14% +156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +1.4% +14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.2% 13% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.5% 1.9% +7.8%
Fuel Prices +0.8% 0.6% +3.8%
Freight Volumes Get Unexpected Boost

Last update: 8/2/2017 – Next update: 8/9/2017

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 16 – 22 vs.
Jul 9 – 15
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads 2.5% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity +1.8% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 3.6% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.1% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.1% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.9% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 4.9% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 1.4% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.8% 1.9% +3.6%
July Slump is Less Dramatic This Year

Rates Dip for Vans, Reefers, Flatbeds

Jul 16 – 22 – Freight volumes and prices moved lower last week, as is typical in mid-July. Still, we’re coming off some of the highest prices we’ve seen in years. National averages rates for vans and flatbeds dipped 2¢ per mile, while reefer rates declined 3¢.

The chart above depicts 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: 7/26/2017 – Next update: 8/2/2017

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 9 – 15 vs.
Jul 2 – 8
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads +35% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity +28% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 7.0% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) 3.7% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +4.8% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.5% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +8.5% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 2.3% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.4% 1.9% +3.6%
Freight Volumes Surge Following Holiday Week

Rates Back Off After Pre-Holiday Rush

Jul 9 – 15 – The post-holiday week brought record van volumes in the top 100  lanes, and flatbed volumes showed strong gains as well. Higher demand did not lead to higher rates, however, as urgency subsided. The national averages for van, reefer and flatbed rates declined.

The chart above depicts 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: 7/19/2017 – Next update: 7/26/2017

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Spot Market Rates Remain High in July

Jul 2 – 8 – Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, many people also took Monday off for a 4-day weekend. As a result of the shorter work week, load posts and truck posts were down for all three equipment types. National averages vanreefer and flatbed rates remain elevated, though, with consumer goods pushing spot rates higher in the Northeast.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 2 – 8 vs.
Jun 25 – Jul 1
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads 34% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity 19% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 16% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) +5.6% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.9% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.3% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 29% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.4% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.4% 1.9% +3.6%
Demand Eases During Holiday Week

Last update: 7/12/2017 – Next update: 7/19/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jun 25 – Jul 1 vs.
Jun 18 – 24
Jun 2017 vs.
May 2017
Jun 2017 vs.
Jun 2016
Spot Market Loads +3.0% +22% +90%
Spot Market Capacity 2.8% 11% 0.8%
Van Load-To-Truck +16% +49% +91%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.6% +6.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.8% +18% +137%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.9% +10%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12% +47% +77%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +5.0% +7.1%
Fuel Prices +0.3% 1.9% +3.6%
End of Q2 Brings Tighter Capacity

Rates Soar Ahead of Independence Day

Jun 25 – Jul 1 – The end of the quarter and the run-up to the July 4th holiday combined to put pressure on spot market capacity and rates last week. The national average van rate for June rose 11¢ above the May average. Reefer rates were up 10¢ month over month, and flatbed rates got a 6¢ boost, compared to May.

The chart above depicts 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: 7/5/2017 – Next update: 7/12/2017

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Prices Hover at 2-Year Highs

Jun 18 – 24 – Although severe weather disrupted freight movements in the South, demand remains strong nationally, and rates continue to hover at 2-year highs. National average van rates held steady for the third week in a row, while reefers gained 1¢ per mile, and flatbed rates dipped 1¢. Demand and rates may rise even higher this week, in the run-up to the July 4th weekend and the end of the second quarter.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jun 18 – 24 vs.
Jun 11 – 17
May 2017 vs.
Apr 2017
May 2017 vs.
May 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.5% +8.8% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 1.2% +14% +2.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +6.2% +7.8% +109%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.2% +9.7%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.0% 16% +117%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.5% +1.4% +9.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +14% +3.7% +98%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.5% +4.1% +6.9%
Fuel Prices 1.4% 0.9% +11%
Demand and Rates Remain High

Last update: 6/28/2017 – Next update: 7/5/2017

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Load-to-Truck Ratios Dip, but Not Prices

Jun 11 – 17 – Load board activity subsided from the previous week in which the national load-to-truck ratio for all equipment types hit its highest mark in years. Despite the dip in load-to-truck ratios, rates did not fall. National average rates held steady for vans and reefers, while rates for flatbeds increased 1¢ per mile. Rates for all equipment types remain at their highest level in nearly two years.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jun 11 – 17 vs.
Jun 4 – 10
May 2017 vs.
Apr 2017
May 2017 vs.
May 2016
Spot Market Loads 0.5% +8.8% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +8.9% +14% +2.7%
Van Load-To-Truck 9.0% +7.8% +109%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.2% +9.7%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 9.5% 16% +117%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +1.4% +9.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 9.7% +3.7% +98%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +4.1% +6.9%
Fuel Prices 1.2% 0.9% +11%
Spot Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

Last update: 6/21/2017 – Next update: 6/28/2017

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Load-to-Truck Ratios Soar

Jun 4 – 10 – Load board activity was as robust as we’ve ever seen it, with the national load-to-truck ratio for all equipment types hitting 11.0. That’s the highest it’s been since the week after Memorial Day 2014. There was the expected week-over-week increase going from a 4-day work week to a 5-day work week, plus the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz tightened capacity during the week. National average rates increased for vansreefers and flatbeds, with rates hitting their highest marks in nearly two years.

The chart above depicts 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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jun 4 – 10 vs.
May 28 – Jun 3
May 2017 vs.
Apr 2017
May 2017 vs.
May 2016
Spot Market Loads +30% +8.8% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +5.9% +14% +2.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +11% +7.8% +109%
Van Rates (Spot) +3.5% +1.2% +9.7%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +27% 16% +117%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.4% +1.4% +9.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +33% +3.7% +98%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +3.4% +4.1% +6.9%
Fuel Prices 1.6% 0.9% +11%
Demand and Rates Surge Following Holiday Week

Last update: 6/14/2017 – Next update: 6/21/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 28 – Jun 3 vs.
May 21 – 27
May 2017 vs.
Apr 2017
May 2017 vs.
May 2016
Spot Market Loads 9.2% +8.8% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 19% +14% +2.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +22% +7.8% +109%
Van Rates (Spot) +3.0% +1.2% +9.7%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +13% 16% +117%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.0% +1.4% +9.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 2.4% +3.7% +98%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.5% +4.1% +6.9%
Fuel Prices 0.4% 0.9% +11%
Spot Rates Surge Heading Into Summer

Van Load-to-Truck Ratio Soars

May 28 – Jun 3 – National average rates increased for vansreefers and flatbeds, with rates for reefers and flatbeds hitting their highest marks in nearly two years. Load and truck posts on DAT load boards declined due to the 4-day work week following Memorial Day, yet the van load-to-truck ratio hit its highest level since 2014.

The chart above depicts 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: 6/7/2017 – Next update: 6/14/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 21 – 27 vs.
May 14 – 20
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +2.3% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity 0.7% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck +13% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 11% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +8.4% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.2% +1.1% +20%
Rates Rose in Many Markets Ahead of Memorial Day

Capacity Tightens Ahead of Holiday

May 21 – 27 – Some drivers wrapped up their work weeks early ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, which led to tighter capacity near the end of the week. National average rates rose for reefers and flatbeds. The national van rate dipped 1¢ due to falling fuel surcharges, but rates were up in most of the major van markets.

The chart above depicts 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: 5/31/2017 – Next update: 6/7/2017

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 14 – 20 vs.
May 7 – 13
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +5.4% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity 2.9% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck +12% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +3.8% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +17% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.8% +1.1% +20%
Spot Market Rates Trending Upward

Van Demand Ratio Hits New Peak

May 14 – 20 – Last week, the national average van rate added another 1¢ per mile, as the load-to-truck ratio hit a new high at 3.7 van loads per truck. Reefer activity is ramping up in California, and the average reefer rate remains at its highest point since January. Flatbed demand also continues to be strong, and the national flatbed rate gained 1¢.

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Last update: 5/24/2017 – Next update: 5/31/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 7 – 13 vs.
Apr 30 – May 6
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.5% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity +1.8% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck 0.2% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) 1.2% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 6.2% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 5.6% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.7% +1.1% +20%
Short Haul Rates Climb, While Long Haul Van Rates Slip

Spring Harvests Boost Reefer Rates

May 7 – 13 – Last week, the national average van rate retreated 2¢ per mile after hitting its highest point since January the previous week. Likewise, the national flatbed rate dipped 1¢ last week after reaching its highest level in nearly two years the week before. Spring produce coming out of California and Central Florida helped boost the  average reefer rate up 2¢ per mile.

The chart above depicts 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: 5/17/2017 – Next update: 5/24/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 30 – May 6 vs.
Apr 23 – 29
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads 5.9% 0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity 0.4% 12% 6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck 3.0% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.8% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 11% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.0% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +11% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.5% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.5% +1.1% +20%
Van and Reefer Rates Hit Highest Marks in Months

Spring Harvests Increase Demand for Reefers

Apr 30 – May 6 – Rates rose for all trailer types last week, though there was a slight drop in load-to-truck ratios for vans and flatbeds. Van rates and reefer rates increased 3¢ per mile nationally, each hitting their highest marks since January. The national flatbed rates rose to its highest average in nearly two years.

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Last update: 5/10/2017 – Next update: 5/17/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 23 – 29 vs.
Apr 16 – 22
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +1.6% 0.7% +91%
Spot Market Capacity +8.4% 12% 6.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 4.2% +8.0% +127%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 7.0% +19% +102%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 13% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices 0.1% +1.1% +20%
Rates Rise in April for All Trailer Types

Load-to-Truck Ratios Exceed Seasonal Norms

Apr 23 – 29 – Rates rose for all trailer types in the month of April, and load-to-truck ratios were above seasonal norms, signaling a strong start to the second quarter. Last week’s rates held steady for reefers and flatbeds, while van rates dipped 1¢ per mile.

The chart above depicts 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: 5/3/2017 – Next update: 5/10/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 16 – 22 vs.
Apr 9 – 15
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads +10% +46% +92%
Spot Market Capacity 1.5% +12% +1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +11% +30% +98%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.6% +7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +20% +38% +109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.6% +9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +2.4% +31% +99%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.5% +5.1%
Fuel Prices +0.6% 0.6% +22%
National Average Rates Hold Firm

Ratios Rise for Each Trailer Type

Apr 16 – 22 – The national averages for vanreefer, and flatbed rates continued to hold steady, while prices in many major freight markets continued their slow-and-steady springtime climb. Demand for flatbeds was especially high last week, as the load-to-truck ratio hit 47.8 loads posted for every truck posted.

The chart above depicts 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: 4/25/2017 – Next update: 5/2/2017

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1. ELD Mandate

Of course, Electronic Logging Devices are what’s on most people’s minds. Come Dec. 18, every carrier will be required to have ELDs in their trucks, which the driver will use for their hours-of-service (HOS) logs. Some drivers think it’s an overreach by Big Brother, while other owner-operators see it as an added expense and obstacle that could put them out of business. Most hope that the Trump administration will do away with it.

So far, we haven’t seen anything to suggest that it’s going anywhere. President Trump’s executive order to freeze new regulations applied to proposed rules like speed limiters, but the ELD mandate is already law. Most of the big carriers have been using ELDs for years – organizations like the ATA support the ELD mandate – so it’s small carriers and owner-operators who will be most affected by the law.

Back in Novemeber, Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA, pointed out to Overdrive Magazine that the political climate hasn’t changed so much since the ELD mandate was first introduced.

“We’ve had Republican control of both the Senate and the House for quite a while,” he explained.  “Unfortunately, the ELD rule was pushed through by Republicans in Congress, even some Tea Party Republicans.”

That said, OOIDA recently filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to try to stop the rule.

2. Carrier Safety Fitness Determination

The FMCSA announced that they’re postponing the new rules that would measure a carrier’s Safety Fitness Determination. Most carrier associations opposed the SFD because the guidelines were based on safety data they considered to be flawed.

3. New Food Safety Rules

New standards for transporting food went into effect in April. For now, the new rules only apply to large companies, and everyone else has until April 2018 to comply. You can click here to see if your company is exempt.

4. HOS: 34-Hour Restart

The 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule required that drivers be off duty for two periods from 1:00 to 5:00 AM in order to reset their hours of service. You could also only use the restart once per week. A recent study of the rules determined that they weren’t any safer, so those are now gone for good.

5. Final Stage of MC Numbers Rule Suspended

The Unified Registration System will eliminate docket numbers (MC numbers) for carriers and brokers (FF numbers, etc), identifying them solely by their DOT number. While NEW carriers and brokers are now required to use the URS, the final phase will apply to EXISTING carriers and brokers. That final stage is on hold for now.

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 9 – 15 vs.
Apr 2 – 8
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads 2.4% +46% +92%
Spot Market Capacity 0.5% +12% +1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck 6.4% +30% +98%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% +0.6% +7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +1.5% +38% +109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.6% +9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 4.1% +31% +99%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.5% +5.1%
Fuel Prices +1.0% 0.6% +22%
Demand Slows Just Before Easter

Vans Rates Dip 1¢, Reefer Rates Gain 1¢

Apr 9 – 15 – Spot market volumes usually fall in the week before Easter, with many shippers closing down early on Good Friday and truck drivers trying to get home for the holiday weekend. Some drivers may have settled on lower rates to get home, and the national average van rate dipped 1¢. Flatbed rates held steady, while agricultural markets pushed reefer rates up 1¢.

The chart above depicts 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: 4/19/2017 – Next update: 4/26/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 2 – 8 vs.
Mar 26 – Apr 1
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads 1.7% +46% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +1.5% +12% +1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck 8.0% +30% +98%
Van Rates (Spot) +3.7% +0.6% +7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 3.6% +38% +109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.0% +3.6% +9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +1.3% +31% +99%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +3.2% +0.5% +5.1%
Fuel Prices +0.9% 0.6% +22%
Spring Brings Higher Spot Market Rates

Vans, Reefers, Flats See Increases

Apr 2 – 8 – Although freight volumes dipped last week compared to the previous week’s end-of-quarter surge, rates continued to climb. Spring produce is on the move, resulting in an increase in reefer rates, and high load-to-truck ratios boosted flatbed rates.

The chart above depicts 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: 4/12/2017 – Next update: 4/19/2017

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Mar 26 – Apr 1 vs.
Mar 19 – 25
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads +7.1% +46% +92%
Spot Market Capacity 4.9% +12% +1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +16% +30% +98%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +0.6% +7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +14% +38% +109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +3.6% +9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.9% +31% +99%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.5% +5.1%
Fuel Prices 0.3% 0.6% +22%
End of Q1 Boosts Spot Market Demand

Still No Spring Surge in Rates

Mar 26 – Apr 1 – The end of Q1 led to a flurry of activity on DAT Load Boards last Friday. That pushed rates up in markets that had otherwise been pretty quiet this spring. The normal seasonality has been a bit muted so far this year, yet load-to-truck ratios increased for all three truck types last week. National average van rates were unchanged compared to the previous week, but both reefer rates and flatbed rates gained 1¢ per mile.

The chart above depicts 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: 4/5/2017 – Next update: 4/12/2017

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NPR recently ran a story where they listed the most common job for every state for each year, from 1978 to 2014. Truck drivers are everywhere. 

Source: IPUMS-CPS/ University Of Minnesota
Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR

Not all of those truck driver jobs are over-the-road, though. The story was based on census information, and the government categorizes delivery people as truck drivers, too. 

Still, trucking has had more staying power than a lot of jobs. NPR noted a few of the reasons:

“Driving a truck has been immune to two of the biggest trends affecting U.S. jobs: globalization and automation. A worker in China can’t drive a truck in Ohio, and machines can’t drive cars (yet).”

In 2014, truck driver was the most common job in 28 states. At its peak in 2004, truck driving was the most common job in a whopping 36 states. 

In North Carolina, it’s been the most common job every year since 1986, the longest current streak. Not too surprising, since Charlotte is one of the most popular cities for load posts on DAT TruckersEdge.

Carriers Hire the Most Truck Drivers in 5 Years

While the map above is for 2014, it seems safe to say that a 2017 map would still look pretty similar. In February, trucking fleets added 10,600 jobs, the biggest increase in five years, according to the Wall Street Journal. This comes a month after fleets cut their payrolls by 5,100 jobs, so part of that increase was because fleets were adding back the jobs that went away in January.

Still, it’s a strong sign of growth for the trucking industry, so driving a truck is going to stay a popular job for a while yet.

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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Mar 19 – 25 vs.
Mar 12 – 18
Feb 2017 vs.
Jan 2017
Feb 2017 vs.
Feb 2016
Spot Market Loads 0.4% 8.6% +87%
Spot Market Capacity +5.7% +4.7% 1.8%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.5% 25% +79%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.6% 3.0% +5.9%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 4.4% +16% +155%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.1% +7.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 4.1% 35% +60%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.5% 4.6% +3.3%
Fuel Prices 1.0% 0.5% +29%
Lower Fuel Surcharges Cause Dip in Van, Reefer Rates

Capacity Still Loose in Many Places

Mar 19 – 25 – Trucks were ready to go after the winter storm from a couple weeks ago had cleared out, so even though volumes picked up on many of the top van lanes, there was enough capacity to keep rates from rising. Lower fuel surcharges caused the national averages for van and reefer rates to dip 1¢ per mile. The national average flatbed rate rose 1¢.

The chart above depicts 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: 3/29/2017 – Next update: 4/5/2017

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