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|Mar 12 – 18 vs.|
Mar 5 – 11
|Feb 2017 vs.|
|Feb 2017 vs.|
|Spot Market Loads||+8.3%||–8.6%||+87%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–3.4%||+4.7%||–1.8%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+0.6%||–3.0%||+5.9%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+2.1%||+7.1%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||–4.6%||+3.3%|
Van Rates Add 1¢, as Reefers and Flats Hold Steady
Load-to-Truck Ratios Climb
Mar 12 – 18 – A late winter storm stalled freight activity in and out of East Coast markets. The week began with a rush to move freight out ahead of the snowfall. During the storm, there was a lull, and some major roads were closed. By the end of the week, shippers rushed to catch up, at higher rates. Load-to-truck ratios rose for all three equipment types, but only the national average van rate edged up 1¢ per mile. Reefer rates and flatbed rates were unchanged, week over week.
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: 3/22/2017 – Next update: 3/29/2017
-0.8%$2.54 / gallon
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