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|May 27 – Jun 2 vs.
May 20 – 26
|May 2018 vs.
|May 2018 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–9.1%||+12%||+105%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–18%||+11%||+4.8%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+1.9%||+0.5%||+28%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.7%||+3.0%||+31%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+1.6%||+4.1%||+25%|
Memorial Day Leads to Higher Rates
May 27 – Jun 2 – Demand outpaced capacity during the week of Memorial Day. The scarcity of trucks, along with rising fuel costs, led to higher spot market rates in each segment. The national averages for both van rates and reefer rates each increased 4¢ per mile, while the national flatbed rate continued to add to its record high, climbing another 2¢ to $2.75 per mile.
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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: 6/5/2018 – Next update: 6/12/2018