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DAT Trendlines

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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
Feb 18 – 24 vs.
Feb 11 – 17
Jan 2018 vs.
Dec 2017
Jan 2018 vs.
Jan 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.4% +26% +134%
Spot Market Capacity +0.6% +4.1% 6.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 7.0% +9.5% +200%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% +7.1% +35%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +10% +57% +144%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.2% +3.0% +24%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 3.1% +14% +118%
Reefer Rates (Spot) 0.8% +7.3% +36%
Fuel Prices 1.2% +3.8% +17%
Van and Reefer Rates Continue Seasonal Decline

Flatbed Load-to-Truck Ratio Tops 70:1

Feb 18 – 24 – Van rates took another step down last week, but that drop is from record highs that were experienced in January. Reefers rates also moved lower, but flatbed prices gained ground for the third week in a row. The load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds continues to skyrocket, topping 70:1 last week. The national average van rate dipped 1¢ and the national reefer rate declined 2¢, while flatbed rates moved up 5¢.

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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: 2/27/2018 – Next update: 3/06/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.7%$3.01 / gallon

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