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|Jan 14 – 20 vs.
Jan 7 – 13
|Dec 2017 vs.
|Dec 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–3.5%||+7.0%||+86%|
|Spot Market Capacity||+4.6%||–14%||–5.9%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||–0.4%||+1.9%||+22%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||–0.8%||+0.0%||+19%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+1.2%||+24%|
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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National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the above graph. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.
Last update: 1/23/2018 – Next update: 1/30/2018