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Flatbed Rates Rise as Vans and Reefers Dip

Jul 23 – 29 – An unexpected boost in freight volumes lifted load-to-truck ratios for all equipment types in late July. Rates did not follow suit, although they remain atypically strong for the season. National average van rates dipped 2¢ and reefers lost 1¢. Only flatbed rates rose, adding 1¢ per mile to the national average.

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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Jul 23 – 29 vs.
Jul 16 – 22
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads+2.2%16%+89%
Spot Market Capacity2.3%5.4%+0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck+8.5%7.1%+81%
Van Rates (Spot)1.1%0.6%+9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+3.1%14%+156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.5%+1.4%+14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+6.2%13%+68%
Reefer Rates (Spot)0.5%1.9%+7.8%
Fuel Prices+0.8%0.6%+3.8%
Freight Volumes Get Unexpected Boost

Last update: 8/2/2017 – Next update: 8/9/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.8%$2.53 / g
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