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DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 01 – APR 07 VS. MAR 25 – MAR 31
MONTH
MAR 2019 VS. FEB 2019
YEAR
MAR 2019 VS. MAR 2018
Spot Market Loads -2.3% +8.7% -54.7%
Spot Market Capacity +8.8% +16.1% +36.1%
Van Load-To-Truck -23.9% -22.4% -63.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.0% -1.9% -13.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -2.4% -1.9% -13.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.9% +0.3% -7.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -13.3% -21.1% -63.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.0% -1.9% -9.8%
Fuel Prices -0.1% +2.6% +2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.08 /gallon


Spot freight rates stuck in neutral

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truck availability keeps pressure off prices

April 1 – 7 – Spot market capacity continued to outpace truckload demand last week, as evidenced by falling load-to-truck ratios for each trailer type. Freight volumes actually rose, compared to a year ago, but the availability of trucks has kept the monthly national average rates for vans and reefers mostly in neutral. Flatbed rates have climbed in April.

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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Last update: 4/9/2019 – Next update: 4/23/2019

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