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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Apr 23 – 29 vs.
Apr 16 – 22
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads+1.6%0.7%+91%
Spot Market Capacity+8.4%12%6.8%
Van Load-To-Truck4.2%+8.0%+127%
Van Rates (Spot)0.6%+2.5%+11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck7.0%+19%+102%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.0%+2.0%+8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck13%+6.1%+134%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.0%+3.7%+7.8%
Fuel Prices0.1%+1.1%+20%
Rates Rise in April for All Trailer Types

Load-to-Truck Ratios Exceed Seasonal Norms

Apr 23 – 29 – Rates rose for all trailer types in the month of April, and load-to-truck ratios were above seasonal norms, signaling a strong start to the second quarter. Last week’s rates held steady for reefers and flatbeds, while van rates dipped 1¢ per mile.

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.

Last update: 5/3/2017 – Next update: 5/10/2017

Fuel Prices
-0.8%$2.58 / gallon
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