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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 Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jul 29 – Aug 4 vs.
Jul 22 – 28
Jul 2018 vs.
Jun 2018
Jul 2018 vs.
Jul 2017
Spot Market Loads 0.7% 29% +45%
Spot Market Capacity 1.3% +12% +20%
Van Load-To-Truck +3.7% 26% +41%
Van Rates (Spot) 2.6% 0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 7.9% 48% +21%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 1.1% 1.8% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.9% 33% 0.3%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 3.1% 3.3% +26%
Fuel Prices +0.2% 0.6% +29%
Rates Drop Seasonally, but Volumes Increase

Load-to-Truck Ratios Rise For Vans and Reefers

Jul 29 – Aug 4 – Truckload rates continue their seasonal decline, although freight volumes and prices rose in several top markets. In the first few days of August, national average rates dropped for vansreefers and flatbeds compared to July averages. National load-to-truck ratios increased for vans and reefers, a sign that the rate picture could turn around soon.

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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.

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Last update: 8/7/2018 – Next update: 8/14/2018

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