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Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Nov 27 – Dec 3 vs.
Nov 20 – 26
Nov 2016 vs.
Oct 2016
Nov 2016 vs.
Nov 2015
Spot Market Loads+64%+4.6%+87%
Spot Market Capacity+13%3.3%+5.1%
Van Load-To-Truck+61%+9.7%+74%
Van Rates (Spot)+4.8%+1.2%2.3%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+27%+3.1%+124%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+1.1%1.0%3.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+36%+15%+60%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.5%+3.2%+0.5%
Fuel Prices+2.4%0.6%1.2%
Load-to-Truck Ratios Soar

Rates Climb for Vans, Reefers, Flatbeds

Nov 27 – Dec 3 – As expected, load posts surged last week, following Thanksgiving week in which people took one or more days off. Less expected were the unseasonably high load-to-truck ratios. Last week’s 4.7 load-to-truck ratio for vans is the highest seen since June of 2014. The ratio for reefers was 8.2, the highest since March 2015. Van rates gained 8¢, reefer rates added 1¢, and flatbed rates were up 2¢ compared to the previous week.

The chart above depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges for the past four weeks. Rates are derived from DAT RateView.

Last update: 12/6/2016 – Next update: 12/13/2016

Fuel Prices
+2.4%$2.48 / gallon
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