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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
Dec 17 – 23 vs.
Dec 10 – 16
Nov 2017 vs.
Oct 2017
Nov 2017 vs.
Nov 2016
Spot Market Loads+9.7%5.7%+93%
Spot Market Capacity19%6.0%1.9%
Van Load-To-Truck+29%+17%+119%
Van Rates (Spot)+0.5%+2.5%+24%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+31%27%+93%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.4%1.3%+21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+62%+14%+75%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+1.7%+4.7%+24%
Fuel Prices0.3%+4.1%+19%
ELDs and Holiday Add to Capacity Pressures

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

Fuel Prices
+0.0%$2.90 / gallon

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