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|Nov 11 – 17 vs.
Nov 4 – 10
|Oct 2018 vs.
|Oct 2018 vs.
|Spot Market Loads||+6.7%||–10.0%||–10%|
|Spot Market Capacity||–2.2%||+25%||+37%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||–0.5%||–2.3%||+3.5%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||–0.8%||–3.1%||+6.0%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||+0.8%||–2.8%||+4.7%|
Capacity tightens ahead of retail season
Nov 11 -17 – Reefer rates bumped up again last week, as grocery shelves were stocked ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The national average reefer rate added 2¢ and the reefer load-to-truck ratio increased 7%. Van rates lost 1¢, but demand is building, as the van load-to-truck ratio jumped 12%. Meanwhile, flatbed prices continue their seasonal decline.
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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: 11/20/2018 – Next update: 12/04/2018