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DAT Trendlines™

powered by DAT RateView™

Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 15 – APR 21 VS. APR 08 – APR 14
MONTH
MAR 2019 VS. FEB 2019
YEAR
MAR 2019 VS. MAR 2018
Spot Market Loads -13.4% +8.7% -54.7%
Spot Market Capacity +0.3% +16.1% +36.1%
Van Load-To-Truck +4.9% -22.4% -63.3%
Van Rates (Spot) +1.3% -1.8% -13.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -27.6% -1.8% -13.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.2% +0.4% -7.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.0% -21.1% -63.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.9% -1.9% -9.7%
Fuel Prices +0.8% +2.6% +2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.09 /gallon


Easter week starts strong, finishes weak

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van rates dip

April 14 – 20 – Last week began with solid demand, but activity tapered off as Good Friday and the Easter weekend approached. Load-to-truck ratios peaked on Tuesday for all three trailer types, but were down sharply by Friday. The national average van rate is 3¢ lower than the March average, reefer rates are 2¢ lower, and flatbed averages are unchanged.

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.                Get Trendlines updates


Last update: 4/23/2019 – Next update: 5/7/2019

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