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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 vans, flatbeds, 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.
|Sep 24 – 30 vs.
Sep 17 – 23
|Sep 2017 vs.
|Sep 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||+5.4%||+12%||+117%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–3.2%||–13%||–7.5%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+1.5%||+11%||+22%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.9%||+3.7%||+20%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.5%||+7.2%||+17%|
Last update: 10/4/2017 – Next update: 10/11/2017