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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
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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