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|Oct 28 – Nov 3 vs.
Oct 21 – 27
|Oct 2018 vs.
|Oct 2018 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||+3.4%||–10.0%||–10%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–2.8%||+25%||+37%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||–0.5%||–2.3%||+3.5%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||–0.8%||–3.1%||+6.0%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||–1.2%||–2.8%||+4.7%|
Tighter capacity puts pressure on prices
Oct 28 – Nov 3 – The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand, pushing load-to-truck ratios higher for vans and reefers. That slowed the decline in the national van rate, which fell 1¢ due to lower fuel costs. The national averages for reefer and flatbed rates also continued to drift. But with the tighter capacity and the holiday season right around the corner, we could see prices move up soon.
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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: 11/6/2018 – Next update: 11/20/2018