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Load-to-Truck Ratios Soar

Jun 4 – 10 – Load board activity was as robust as we’ve ever seen it, with the national load-to-truck ratio for all equipment types hitting 11.0. That’s the highest it’s been since the week after Memorial Day 2014. There was the expected week-over-week increase going from a 4-day work week to a 5-day work week, plus the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz tightened capacity during the week. National average rates increased for vansreefers and flatbeds, with rates hitting their highest marks in nearly two years.

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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Jun 4 – 10 vs.
May 28 – Jun 3
May 2017 vs.
Apr 2017
May 2017 vs.
May 2016
Spot Market Loads +30% +8.8% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +5.9% +14% +2.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +11% +7.8% +109%
Van Rates (Spot) +3.5% +1.2% +9.7%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +27% 16% +117%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.4% +1.4% +9.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +33% +3.7% +98%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +3.4% +4.1% +6.9%
Fuel Prices 1.6% 0.9% +11%
Demand and Rates Surge Following Holiday Week

Last update: 6/14/2017 – Next update: 6/21/2017

Fuel Prices
-1.6%$2.52 / gallon
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