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DAT Trendlines

powered by DAT RateView

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
Dec 31 – Jan 6 vs.
Dec 24 – 30
Dec 2017 vs.
Nov 2017
Dec 2017 vs.
Dec 2016
Spot Market Loads +27% +7.0% +86%
Spot Market Capacity +7.4% 14% 5.9%
Van Load-To-Truck +19% +31% +138%
Van Rates (Spot) +9.0% +1.9% +22%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +22% +23% +77%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +4.3% +0.0% +19%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +6.4% +18% +73%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +10% +1.2% +24%
Fuel Prices +1.0% +0.0% +16%
New Year Brings Record-High Rates

Load-to-Truck Ratios Hit Record Highs

Dec 31 – Jan 6 – The combination of extreme weather, plus tightened capacity as a result of the recently implemented ELD mandate, drove rates higher during the first week of 2018. The national average van ratereefer rate and flatbed rate all moved higher last week. The demand for trucks pushed load-to-truck ratios to record highs, including an all-time record-high of 14.7 loads per truck for vans.

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.

Last update: 1/9/2018 – Next update: 1/16/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.0%$3.00 / gallon

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