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|Dec 24 – 30 vs.
Dec 17 – 23
|Dec 2017 vs.
|Dec 2017 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–22%||+7.0%||+86%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–36%||–14%||–5.9%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+1.0%||+1.9%||+22%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.0%||+0.0%||+19%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+2.5%||+1.2%||+24%|
Dec 24 – 30 – There was urgency to move freight before the end of the year, but the combination of frigid weather and tight capacity due to both the holiday and the recently implemented ELD mandate meant that it cost more to move those loads last week. Load-to-truck ratios surged, setting a new all-time record-high of 12.2 loads per truck for vans. Spot rates also reached historic highs: The national average van rate rose 2¢ per mile, the national reefer rate jumped up 6¢, and the average flatbed rate held steady.
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: 1/3/2018 – Next update: 1/10/2018