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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
Sep 30 – Oct 6 vs.
Sep 23 – 29
Sep 2018 vs.
Aug 2018
Sep 2018 vs.
Sep 2017
Spot Market Loads 13% 11% +0.8%
Spot Market Capacity +8.3% 9.3% +24%
Van Load-To-Truck 22% +7.7% +9.0%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.9% +0.9% +9.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 15% 10% 39%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 1.2% 3.0% +13%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 18% 8.2% 32%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.2% +12%
Fuel Prices +1.3% +1.4% +17%
Spot market demand slows after Q3 close

Van rates rebound from late-summer slide

Sep 30 – Oct 6 – Spot market demand cooled down in the first week of October when compared to the end of September, when shippers were trying to move freight before the close of Q3. That contributed to looser capacity, as shown by the lower load-to-truck ratios, but the national average van rate rose 2¢ compared to the September average. The national flatbed rate fell 3¢, while the average reefer rate held steady.

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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: 10/9/2018 – Next update: 10/23/2018

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