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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Oct 2 – 8 vs.
Sep 25 – Oct 1
Sep 2016 vs.
Aug 2016
Sep 2016 vs.
Sep 2015
Spot Market Loads6.2%+2.8%+34%
Spot Market Capacity+2.3%7.2%1.8%
Van Load-To-Truck9.3%+9.7%+63%
Van Rates (Spot)+3.7%+1.2%6.4%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck6.6%+20%+22%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+2.1%1.1%8.3%
Reefer Load-To-Truck6.6%+7.8%+26%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.5%+1.1%5.0%
Fuel Prices+2.0%+1.9%4.4%
Vans, Reefers and Flatbeds Get a Boost

Rates Rise, Despite Falling Volumes

Oct 2 – 8 – Rates were up last week, but volumes were down. Hurricane Matthew likely contributed to both, with shippers paying more to move loads ahead of the storm, and then locking everything down at the end of the week, with a lot fewer load posts on Friday before the storm hit. Van rates gained 6¢ per mile as a national average, while reefer rates added 1¢ and flatbed rates increased 4¢. Inbound rates could move higher this week in hard-hit areas like the Carolinas.

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: 10/11/2016 – Next update: 10/18/2016

Fuel Prices
+2.0%$2.44 / gallon
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