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|Sep 10 – 16 vs.
Sep 3 – 9
|Aug 2017 vs.
|Aug 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||+27%||+6.2%||+100%|
|Spot Market Capacity||+19%||+12%||–1.0%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+0.6%||+11%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+0.5%||+15%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.5%||+0.5%||+10%|
Sep 10 – 16 – Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone, but their destructive effects will last for months or even years. Last week, supply chains that were already disrupted by Harvey were hit again by Irma’s landfall. Truckers and freight brokers have been helping with recovery efforts, while tight capacity caused by the disruption, combined with demand from a stronger economy, boosted spot market volume and rates to the highest levels in more than two years for vans, flatbeds, and reefers.
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.
Last update: 9/20/2017 – Next update: 9/27/2017