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Fuel Price: $3.04 /gallon


Rates climb before and after Christmas

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Retailers replenish inventories, while snow delays year-end shipments

Dec 23 – 29 – Rates rose during the short holiday week, as spot market activity dropped off for two days, beginning early on Christmas Eve. Surprisingly, load-to-truck ratios shot up higher for all equipment types at the end of the holiday week, due to a combination of retail returns, snowstorms in the Midwest, and a year-end rush by shippers who want to close their books on a high note.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

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