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|Dec 17 – 23 vs.
Dec 10 – 16
|Nov 2017 vs.
|Nov 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||+9.7%||–5.7%||+93%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–19%||–6.0%||–1.9%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+0.5%||+2.5%||+24%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.4%||–1.3%||+21%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+1.7%||+4.7%||+24%|
Van Ratio Hits All-Time High Ahead of Christmas
Dec 17 – 23 – The ELD mandate went into effect last week, just as last-minute orders were on the move before Christmas. Many truckers also took time off before the holiday, so spot market capacity tightened and load-to-truck ratios surged, setting a new all-time record-high ratio for vans: 10.1 loads per truck. Spot rates also came close to historic highs: The national average van rate rose 1¢ per mile, the national reefer rate jumped up 4¢, and the average flatbed rate increased 1¢.
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: 12/27/2017 – Next update: 1/3/2018