DAT News & Blogs

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

Truck Compressor    –   Become A Successful Dispatcher  –  Click Here

DAT Trendlines

powered by DAT RateView

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Apr 29 – May 5 vs.
Apr 22 – 28
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.3% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity 1.0% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +1.0% 4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.9% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +2.7% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.6% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +12% 14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +2.5% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +0.8% +3.6% +20%
May Brings Higher Rates

Reefer and Flatbed Demand Especially Strong

Apr 29 – May 5 – May got off to a strong start, with rates rising for all three trailer types. Spring produce is kicking into high gear and reefer load posts were up nearly 10%. Compared to the month of April, the national average van rate increased 2¢ per mile, the average reefer rate gained 5¢, and the flatbed rate jumped 7¢. Flatbed capacity remains extremely tight, as the flatbed load-to-truck ratio returned to its record-high of 111 loads per truck.

SPECIAL OFFER: Free 50-Lane Look Up – Benchmark your rates against $45 billion in actual transactions.  Learn More >

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: 5/8/2018 – Next update: 5/15/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.3%$3.17 / gallon

Trucking Success partners with DAT to offer a special on the TruckersEdge load board. Sign up forTruckersEdge today 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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *