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Rates Give Back Previous Week’s Gain

Aug 6 – 12 – August continues with an unusually strong demand for freight. Rates remain high as well, although they gave back the gains of the previous week, returning closer to July averages. Van and flatbed rates dipped 3¢ per mile, and reefer rates fell 4¢, as a national average. Load-to-truck ratios also moved lower, compared to the prior week’s highs.

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.

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Aug 6 – 12 vs.
Jul 30 – Aug 5
Jul 2017 vs.
Jun 2017
Jul 2017 vs.
Jul 2016
Spot Market Loads7.8%16%+89%
Spot Market Capacity+3.4%5.4%+0.3%
Van Load-To-Truck12%7.1%+81%
Van Rates (Spot)1.6%0.6%+9.8%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck14%14%+156%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)1.4%+1.4%+14%
Reefer Load-To-Truck9.3%13%+68%
Reefer Rates (Spot)1.9%1.9%+7.8%
Fuel Prices+0.8%0.6%+3.8%
August Freight Volumes Remain Strong

Last update: 8/16/2017 – Next update: 8/23/2017

Fuel Prices
+0.8%$2.60 / gallo
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