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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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Next update: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Fuel Prices

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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Next update:  10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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 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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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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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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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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 last updated: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

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

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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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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Fuel Prices

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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Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $2.43 /gallon


Spot rates hit new highs heading into holiday

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Prices keep climbing ahead of Labor Day weekend

Aug 31 – Sept 6 – The average linehaul rate for dry van freight set an all-time record high in August (all-in spot rates were higher in June 2018 due to higher fuel surcharges). That momentum continued last week, with shippers and freight brokers paying higher prices to move freight ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

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Trendlines last updated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.43 /gallon


Spot market reacts to tropical storms

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Ratios and rates rise

Aug 17 – 23 – Load posts rose last week, as shippers and logistics companies looked to the spot market to reposition freight ahead of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura. That’s pushed national average rates up to their highest levels since July 2018.

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Trendlines last updated: 8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 9/08/2020 12:00:00 AM

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July national average rates were highest of the year

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Capacity tightens to close the month

July 27 – Aug 2 – Supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 pushed more freight to the spot market, with national average truckload rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds each hitting their highest marks of the year in July. Tighter capacity also pushed load-to-truck ratios higher in the last week of the month, keeping pressure on prices.

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Trendlines last updated: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Price: $2.44 /gallon


Some capacity returns but truckload rates still rise

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight prices climb on high-traffic lanes

July 13 – 19 – Truck posts increased on the DAT One load board network last week, but the increase in capacity didn’t stop prices from continuing to climb across the board for each trailer type.

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Trendlines last updated: 7/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update:8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.8%

Fuel Price: $2.42 /gallon


Spot rates rise ahead of Q2 close

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Capacity tightens before Fourth of July

June 22 – 28 – Truckload rates and ratios spiked last week, with shippers looking to move freight before quarter end and the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Trendlines last updated: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 7/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: +0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.4 /gallon


Increased demand boosts truckload markets, but momentum has slowed

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot rates and volumes maintain a steady climb

June 8 – 14 – More and more loads continue to enter the spot market, fueled by produce harvests along with businesses reopening in many parts of the country. The pace of that recovery slowed last week, while the number of new COVID-19 hotspots has grown.

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Trendlines last updated: 6/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Truckload market recovery speeds up during holiday week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Tighter capacity pushes prices higher heading into June

May 25 – 31 – Spot market recovery sped up last week, with large increases in load-to-truck ratios, indicating higher demand for dry van, refrigerated and flatbed shipments. Truckload rates followed suit, rising on most lanes and gaining momentum as we head into June, typically a peak month for the spot market.

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Trendlines last updated: 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Price: $2.39 /gallon


Rates rise as number of available trucks drops

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Seasonal increase in demand offers relief for carriers

May 11 – 17 – Spot market metrics continued their upward trend last week, with ratios on the DAT One network climbing in response to seasonal demand. As some states attempt to return to normal life and produce enters supply chains, the increased demand brings some relief for carriers that have struggled with low rates during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Trendlines last updated: 5/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: -1.7%

Fuel Price: $2.4 /gallon


Truckload volumes show signs of recovery

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Produce season puts pressure on pricing

May 4 – 10 – For the first time since late March, rates rose on most high-traffic lanes last week. Load posts on the DAT One network also continued to climb, with businesses reopening in some states and produce season increasing the demand for truckload shipments. Prices and load-to-truck ratios remain low, but freight markets appear to have turned the corner.

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Trendlines last updated: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 5/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: -1.6%

Fuel Price: $2.55 /gallon


Truckload spot rates and volumes head for the bottom

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Downward trend has not flattened out yet

Apr. 13 – 19 – There’s not much good news for truckers this week. Spot rates continue to fall for vans, reefers, and flatbeds, and declining load-to-truck ratios signal that a rebound is not happening just yet. The weak freight market reflects the economic malaise due to coronavirus-related shutdowns and historically low oil prices.

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Trendlines last updated: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Percent Change: -2.7%

Fuel Price: $2.59 /gallon


Truckload spot rates drop, as demand falls abruptly

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Retail freight loses urgency as shoppers stay home

Mar 30 – Apr 5 – Van rates fell last week, following a sharp decline in load-to-truck ratios. Consumers stayed home, making it less urgent to re-stock grocery store shelves. At the same time, businesses deemed “non-essential” slowed or stopped freight shipments, reducing demand.

Visit DAT.com/COVID-19 for regular updates from DAT Analytics on the impact of COVID-19 on truckload markets.

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Trendlines last updated: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.4%

Fuel Price: $2.81 /gallon


Van and reefer rates rise sharply due to urgent re-stocking

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckers report long delays to pick up and deliver loads

Mar 16 – 22 – Urgent orders of retail goods continue to drive spot rates up for van and reefer equipment. Anxious shoppers buy as much as they can on each trip. Retailers, including e-commerce outlets, rely increasingly on spot market providers to re-stock shelves at a moment’s notice, while truckers report long wait times at pickup and delivery points.

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For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Rates spring forward for all equipment types

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Demand heats up in the Southeast region

Mar 2 – 8 – Truckload rates are starting to gain traction in the first week of March. Volumes are increasing seasonally, despite coronavirus-fueled unrest in the equity markets. Retailers are playing a role, replenishing inventories as consumers clear store shelves of emergency supplies. Flatbeds are also in demand, especially in the Southeast, home to 7 of the top 10 fastest-growing markets for new single-family homes in 2020.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Truckload rates get ready to rebound

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight volumes hold steady, pricing edges up

Feb 17 – 23 – Spring could be coming early to truckload freight. Load counts are holding steady and load-to-truck ratios are showing signs of life, for vans, reefers, and flatbeds. Rates are even starting to trend up, especially in the eastern half of the country.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Freight rates get ready to rebound

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load-to-truck ratios signal an early spring

Feb 3 – 9 – Freight rates may have hit the bottom already, as rising load-to-truck ratios indicate an impending rebound for truckload pricing. Lower-priced lanes were the first to thaw, but other rates are also likely to gain strength in the coming weeks.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Freight drops into low gear for the winter lull

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckload rates slide for vans and reefers

Jan 20 – 26 – The slow season is here, and truckload rates continue to slide. Pricing slipped lower on all but a few of the highest-volume lanes last week, and declining load-to-truck ratios signal that the downward trend could continue through February.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Truck load volumes rebound in the new year

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight rates remain highest in 13 months for vans and reefers

Jan 6 – 13 – Van load volumes recovered to pre-holiday levels in the first full week of the new year, while load counts grew modestly for reefers and flatbeds. Van and reefer rates dropped a few pennies compared to the previous week, but they are still the highest in 13 months.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Rates climb before and after Christmas

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Retailers replenish inventories, while snow delays year-end shipments

Dec 23 – 29 – Rates rose during the short holiday week, as spot market activity dropped off for two days, beginning early on Christmas Eve. Surprisingly, load-to-truck ratios shot up higher for all equipment types at the end of the holiday week, due to a combination of retail returns, snowstorms in the Midwest, and a year-end rush by shippers who want to close their books on a high note.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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Holiday freight keeps trucks busy

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van rates remain at 11-month high

Dec 9-15 – Trucks are keeping busy in these final weeks before the holidays. Van freight volumes were up more than 25% last week and van rates are at an 11-month high. Reefer volumes have cooled slightly since Thanksgiving but reefer rates are at their highest point since June.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

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Rates increase during holiday-shortened week

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Shippers rush freight out ahead of holiday weekend

Nov 25-Dec 1 – The Thanksgiving holiday led to a shortened work week that boosted rates for vans and reefers. Van freight had to arrive by Black Friday, and reefers delivered last-minute items ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Rates continued to rise after the 30th, a signal that pressure is likely to continue in the run-up to Christmas..

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

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Freight volumes build ahead of Thanksgiving

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van and reefer rates up slightly

Nov 11-17 – Van and reefer load-to-truck ratios got a big boost last week, rising more than 20%. Vans are moving retail products in preparation for Black Friday and reefers are hauling fresh food ahead of Thanksgiving. Rates, however, have remained fairly stable. Van and reefer rates saw a slight increase, while flatbed rates declined.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

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Rates improve as holiday freight starts to move

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load-to-truck ratios up for vans, reefers, flatbeds

Oct 28 – Nov 3 – More loads left the West Coast ports, heading toward retail distribution centers in advance of the holiday shopping season. The additional volume shored up van rates at the end of the month. Volume rose for reefers and flatbeds, as well, driving up load-to-truck ratios in major markets across the country.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

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Volumes rise in key markets

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Rates could soon follow

Oct 14 – 21 – Spot market volumes increased on many high-traffic lanes last week, and demand was higher in the key markets of Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles. That hasn’t pushed van, reefer, or flatbed rates higher yet, but we could start to see prices move upward this week.

For more info, read the Rate Trend of the Week.

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