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DAT Trendlines

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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
May 13 – 19 vs.
May 6 – 12
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads 1.2% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 3.2% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.7% 4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.2% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 5.3% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +8.8% 14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +1.2% +3.6% +20%
Spot Rates Adjust to Changes in Produce Shipments

Fuel Prices Keep Pressure on Rates

May 13 – 19 – Spot market demand adjusted to changes in produce shipments, and higher diesel prices helped keep freight rates elevated. The national averages for dry van and refrigerated freight held steady, but a sharp decline in reefer volumes out of Florida had ripple effects across both segments, including higher prices out of Atlanta. The national flatbed rate rose 1¢ per mile, but the flatbed load-to-truck ratio fell below 100 loads per truck for the first time since March.

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National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the above graph. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 5/22/2018 – Next update: 5/29/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.2%$3.28 / gallon

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