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DAT Trendlines

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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
Jan 14 – 20 vs.
Jan 7 – 13
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads 3.5% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +4.6% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck 8.5% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) 0.4% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +0.5% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) 0.8% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 16% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +1.1% +0.0% +16%
Van and Flatbed Rates Show Slight Decline

Spot Market Demand Slows Seasonally

Jan 14 – 20 – A decline in spot market freight last week was followed by lower national averages for both van and flatbed rates. So far, the rate of decline has been slow compared to the rapid rate increases that followed the ELD mandate in mid-December, so prices remain elevated. Last week’s national average van rate dipped 1¢, flatbed rates fell 2¢, and reefer rates were unchanged.

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National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the above graph. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView.

Last update: 1/23/2018 – Next update: 1/30/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.3%$3.02 / gallon

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