DAT News & Blogs

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge load board. Sign up forTruckersEdgetoday and get your first 30 days free by signing up at http://www.truckersedge.net/promo123 or entering “promo123” during sign up.

DAT Trendlines

Truck Brokers

Become A Successful Dispatcher  –  Click Here

powered by DAT RateView

Load-to-Truck Ratios Surge for All 3 Trailer Types

Sep 24 – 30 – Supply chain disruptions caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, coupled with economic growth and a strong harvest season, have put tremendous pressure on both capacity and rates. The national average rates for vansflatbeds, and reefers increased again last week, exceeding two-year highs. Capacity is tight, as the van load-to-truck ratio hit its highest mark in more than 7 years last week. Load-to-truck ratios for reefers and flatbeds are also at multi-year highs.

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
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Sep 24 – 30 vs.
Sep 17 – 23
Sep 2017 vs.
Aug 2017
Sep 2017 vs.
Sep 2016
Spot Market Loads+5.4%+12%+117%
Spot Market Capacity3.2%13%7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck+9.5%+28%+120%
Van Rates (Spot)+1.5%+11%+22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+16%+46%+226%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.9%+3.7%+20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+1.6%+23%+104%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.5%+7.2%+17%
Fuel Prices0.1%+7.3%+16%
Rates Rise Again, Exceeding Two-Year Highs
Fuel Prices
+0.0%$2.79 / gallon

Last update: 10/4/2017 – Next update: 10/11/2017

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge load board. Sign up forTruckersEdgetoday and get your first 30 days free by signing up at http://www.truckersedge.net/promo123 or entering “promo123” during sign up.

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.