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Van, Reefer, Flatbed Prices Dip 1¢

Aug 13 – 19 – August continues with an unusually strong demand for freight. Rates remain high as well, even though they’ve declined a bit since early August. Vanflatbed and reefer rates all dipped 1¢ per mile, as a national average. Load-to-truck ratios moved lower for vans and flatbeds, but increased for reefers.

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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Aug 13 – 19 vs.
Aug 6 – 12
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads2.1%16%+89%
Spot Market Capacity+0.0%5.4%+0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck1.4%7.1%+81%
Van Rates (Spot)0.6%0.6%+9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck6.0%14%+156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)0.5%+1.4%+14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+6.5%13%+68%
Reefer Rates (Spot)0.5%1.9%+7.8%
Fuel Prices+0.7%0.6%+3.8%
Freight Volumes and Rates Remain Strong

Last update: 8/23/2017 – Next update: 8/30/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.0%$2.60 / gallon
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