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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Dec 25 – 31 vs.
Dec 18 – 24
Dec 2016 vs.
Nov 2016
Dec 2016 vs.
Dec 2015
Spot Market Loads17%+13%+84%
Spot Market Capacity29%9.6%3.9%
Van Load-To-Truck+9.4%+22%+80%
Van Rates (Spot)+1.2%+4.2%+0.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+27%+35%+167%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.5%+2.6%+0.5%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+19%+21%+66%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+1.0%+1.0%+1.0%
Fuel Prices+1.9%+2.9%+8.7%
Load-to-Truck Ratios Soar, Heading Into Holiday

Rates Rise Ahead of Christmas

Dec 25 – 31 – Spot market freight rates soared between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A combination of tighter capacity and urgency to move freight before the end of 2016 led to some of the highest prices of the year, while load-to-truck ratios surged. The national averages for both reefer and flatbed rates were up 2¢, while van rates added 1¢.

The chart above depicts national average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 1/3/2017 – Next update: 1/10/2017

Fuel Prices
+1.9%$2.59 / gallon
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