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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Apr 2 – 8 vs.
Mar 26 – Apr 1
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads1.7%+46%+92%
Spot Market Capacity+1.5%+12%+1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck8.0%+30%+98%
Van Rates (Spot)+3.7%+0.6%+7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck3.6%+38%+109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+2.0%+3.6%+9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+1.3%+31%+99%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+3.2%+0.5%+5.1%
Fuel Prices+0.9%0.6%+22%
Spring Brings Higher Spot Market Rates

Vans, Reefers, Flats See Increases

Apr 2 – 8 – Although freight volumes dipped last week compared to the previous week’s end-of-quarter surge, rates continued to climb. Spring produce is on the move, resulting in an increase in reefer rates, and high load-to-truck ratios boosted flatbed rates.

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: 4/12/2017 – Next update: 4/19/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.8%$2.58 / gallon
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