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|Dec 23 – 29 vs.
Dec 16 – 22
|Nov 2018 vs.
|Nov 2018 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||–20%||–1.8%||–8.3%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–47%||–10%||+30%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||+0.5%||+0.0%||+0.5%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.4%||–2.8%||+3.4%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.8%||+2.5%||+2.1%|
Dec 23 – 29 – Less freight moved last week, as businesses shut down for Christmas. But for the loads that did need to move, freight brokers and shippers had a hard time finding trucks, as evidenced by the soaring load-to-truck ratios. That capacity crunch pushed rates higher for dry van, refrigerated and flatbed freight.
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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.
Last update: 1/1/2019 – Next update: 1/15/2019