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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Apr 9 – 15 vs.
Apr 2 – 8
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads2.4%+46%+92%
Spot Market Capacity0.5%+12%+1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck6.4%+30%+98%
Van Rates (Spot)0.6%+0.6%+7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+1.5%+38%+109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.0%+3.6%+9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck4.1%+31%+99%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.5%+0.5%+5.1%
Fuel Prices+1.0%0.6%+22%
Demand Slows Just Before Easter

Vans Rates Dip 1¢, Reefer Rates Gain 1¢

Apr 9 – 15 – Spot market volumes usually fall in the week before Easter, with many shippers closing down early on Good Friday and truck drivers trying to get home for the holiday weekend. Some drivers may have settled on lower rates to get home, and the national average van rate dipped 1¢. Flatbed rates held steady, while agricultural markets pushed reefer rates up 1¢.

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: 4/19/2017 – Next update: 4/26/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.8%$2.60 / gallon
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