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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
Apr 22 – 28 vs.
Apr 15 – 21
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads +3.1% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +2.6% +14% 7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck 5.0% 1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +5.7% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.4% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck 1.9% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% 0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +0.9% 1.9% +17%
Freight Volumes Build as Spring Kicks In

Van and Reefer Rates Hold While Flatbed Prices Climb

Apr 22 – 28 – Rates didn’t show much movement during the last full week of April, but volumes are building as we get deeper into spring. Last week the national average van and reefer rates were unchanged, while the flatbed rate increased 1¢ per mile. Still, compared to March averages, April van rates are 1¢ higher, reefer rates are 2¢ higher, and flatbed rates are 12¢ higher. The flatbed load-to-truck ratio has exceeded 100 loads per truck for five weeks in a row.

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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: 5/01/2018 – Next update: 5/8/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.9%$3.16 / gallon

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