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|May 13 – 19 vs.|
May 6 – 12
|Apr 2018 vs.|
|Apr 2018 vs.|
|Spot Market Loads||–1.2%||+3.9%||+100%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–3.2%||+2.2%||+7.5%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+0.2%||+0.9%||+29%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.4%||+4.7%||+28%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+1.3%||+25%|
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
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