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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +3.3%

Fuel Price: $3.07 /gallon


Spot rates plateau after four weeks of gains

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Dry van and reefer return to more seasonal patterns

Mar 8 – 14 – Three weeks after the devastating Polar Vortex weather event upended freight markets, a more normal pattern of activity emerged in dry van and reefer last week. Load posts dropped 23% and capacity eased slightly, with close to 10% more truck posts. Flatbed was quite the opposite though – volumes up 3% w/w and capacity tightened.

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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: 3/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM

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