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Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Jan 8 – 14 vs.
Jan 1 – 7
Dec 2016 vs.
Nov 2016
Dec 2016 vs.
Dec 2015
Spot Market Loads+18%+13%+84%
Spot Market Capacity+34%9.6%3.9%
Van Load-To-Truck16%+22%+80%
Van Rates (Spot)2.8%+4.2%+0.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck5.3%+35%+167%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)1.6%+2.6%+0.5%
Reefer Load-To-Truck15%+21%+66%
Reefer Rates (Spot)1.5%+1.0%+1.0%
Fuel Prices+0.4%+2.9%+8.7%
Load-to-Truck Ratios Retreat

Prices Dip for Vans, Flats and Reefers

Jan 8 – 14 –Load board activity increased, but load-to-truck ratios declined in the first full work week of the new year. Rates fell for vans, reefers and flatbeds. Severe weather also affected freight movement in many parts of the country.

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: 1/17/2017 – Next update: 1/25/2017

Fuel Prices
-0.4%$2.59 / gallon
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