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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
Dec 23 – 29 vs.
Dec 16 – 22
Nov 2018 vs.
Oct 2018
Nov 2018 vs.
Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads 20% 1.8% 8.3%
Spot Market Capacity 47% 10% +30%
Van Load-To-Truck +74% +14% 19%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +34% +1.6% 36%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% 2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +49% +14% 40%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.8% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices 1.4% 2.0% +13%
Christmas capacity crunch raises rates
Holiday vacations affect truck availability

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.

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Last update: 1/1/2019 – Next update: 1/15/2019

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