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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 TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
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 Capacity1.0%+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.

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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: 5/8/2018 – Next update: 5/15/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.3%$3.17 / gallon

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