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DAT Trendlines

powered by DAT RateView

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Feb 25 – Mar 3 vs.
Feb 18 – 24
Feb 2018 vs.
Jan 2018
Feb 2018 vs.
Feb 2017
Spot Market Loads+7.6%14%+121%
Spot Market Capacity1.7%+2.9%8.5%
Van Load-To-Truck+4.8%29%+185%
Van Rates (Spot)+0.0%4.9%+31%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+13%+19%+150%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+1.7%0.4%+20%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+15%39%+106%
Reefer Rates (Spot)1.2%8.3%+30%
Fuel Prices0.7%+0.9%+19%
Are Van Rates Ready to Rebound?

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Surges

Feb 25 – Mar 3 – Vans held steady at a national average of $2.14 per mile, after seven weeks of declining rates. Van rates may be ready to rebound. Meanwhile, the load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds hit a record high of almost 80:1 last week, and the average flatbed rate rose 4¢. The national average rate for reefers declined 3¢, but load volume is on the rise.

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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: 3/6/2018 – Next update: 3/13/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.7%$2.99 / gallon

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