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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Nov 11 – 17 vs.
Nov 4 – 10
Oct 2018 vs.
Sep 2018
Oct 2018 vs.
Oct 2017
Spot Market Loads+6.7%10.0%10%
Spot Market Capacity2.2%+25%+37%
Van Load-To-Truck+12%32%15%
Van Rates (Spot)0.5%2.3%+3.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+6.4%29%54%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)0.8%3.1%+6.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+6.9%22%39%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.8%2.8%+4.7%
Fuel Prices0.6%+3.2%+20%
Thanksgiving rush boosts reefer rates

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.

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Last update: 11/20/2018 – Next update: 12/04/2018

Fuel Prices
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