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Fuel Price: $3.32 /gallon
Spot market volumes heat up ahead of Labor Day long weekend
National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Consumers stocked up on last-minute back-to-school supplies and hurricane preparedness
Aug 16 – 22 – The flatbed sector is the only one behaving as we’d normally expect the spot market to behave seasonally, with rates trending downward in August. In contrast, the dry van and reefer rates continued to climb, with the August average for van rates at $2.75/mile and reefers at $3.14/mile. Flatbed slipped to $3.06/mile.
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