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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry TrendsWEEKMONTHYEAR
Mar 26 – Apr 1 vs.
Mar 19 – 25
Mar 2017 vs.
Feb 2017
Mar 2017 vs.
Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads+7.1%+46%+92%
Spot Market Capacity4.9%+12%+1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck+16%+30%+98%
Van Rates (Spot)+0.0%+0.6%+7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck+14%+38%+109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot)+0.5%+3.6%+9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck+6.9%+31%+99%
Reefer Rates (Spot)+0.5%+0.5%+5.1%
Fuel Prices0.3%0.6%+22%
End of Q1 Boosts Spot Market Demand

Still No Spring Surge in Rates

Mar 26 – Apr 1 – The end of Q1 led to a flurry of activity on DAT Load Boards last Friday. That pushed rates up in markets that had otherwise been pretty quiet this spring. The normal seasonality has been a bit muted so far this year, yet load-to-truck ratios increased for all three truck types last week. National average van rates were unchanged compared to the previous week, but both reefer rates and flatbed rates gained 1¢ per mile.

The chart above depicts 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: 4/5/2017 – Next update: 4/12/2017

Fuel Prices
+1.2%$2.56 / gallon
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