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DAT Trendlines™

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.4%

Fuel Price: $2.81 /gallon


Van and reefer rates rise sharply due to urgent re-stocking

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckers report long delays to pick up and deliver loads

Mar 16 – 22 – Urgent orders of retail goods continue to drive spot rates up for van and reefer equipment. Anxious shoppers buy as much as they can on each trip. Retailers, including e-commerce outlets, rely increasingly on spot market providers to re-stock shelves at a moment’s notice, while truckers report long wait times at pickup and delivery points.

Visit DAT.com/COVID-19 for regular updates from DAT Analytics on the impact of COVID-19 on truckload markets.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

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