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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
Aug 26 – Sep 1 vs.
Aug 19 – 25
Aug 2018 vs.
Jul 2018
Aug 2018 vs.
Aug 2017
Spot Market Loads 3.0% 7.1% +27%
Spot Market Capacity +4.9% +10% +18%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.9% 8.8% +29%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.5% 5.7% +20%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck 10% 36% 0.8%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% 4.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 3.5% +1.4% 9.1%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 3.9% +20%
Fuel Prices +0.6% 0.5% +24%
August rates 20% higher than last year

Reefer capacity tightens in Northern states

Aug 26 – Sep 1 – August closed with average rates that were lower than June and July, but still about 20% higher than last year at this time. Demand for flatbeds has returned to 2017 levels, but reefer demand is strong in several Northern states as harvests are underway for apples, potatoes, onions and other late-summer crops. The national average rate fell 1¢ per mile for vans, dropped 2¢ for flatbeds, and held steady for reefers. Load-to-truck ratios moved lower for all three equipment types.

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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: 9/4/2018 – Next update: 9/18/2018

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