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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -1.6%

Fuel Price: $2.55 /gallon


Truckload spot rates and volumes head for the bottom

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Downward trend has not flattened out yet

Apr. 13 – 19 – There’s not much good news for truckers this week. Spot rates continue to fall for vans, reefers, and flatbeds, and declining load-to-truck ratios signal that a rebound is not happening just yet. The weak freight market reflects the economic malaise due to coronavirus-related shutdowns and historically low oil prices.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

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