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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.3 /gallon

Spot rates surge in the lead-up to July 4th celebrations

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Tight truckload capacity leads to record highs

June 28 – July 4 – What goes up must come down at some stage, and with spot rates cresting the 2021 halfway mark at all-time highs, the market is bracing itself for a possible post-July 4 crash in spot rates. Except for 2020, rates typically fall immediately after Independence Day and summer vacation season begins in earnest. There are signs that drivers are coming back to the industry after 24,500 new transportation jobs were added in June, but capacity is still tight.

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Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM
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