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DAT Trendlines™

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Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -2.7%

Fuel Price: $2.59 /gallon


Truckload spot rates drop, as demand falls abruptly

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Retail freight loses urgency as shoppers stay home

Mar 30 – Apr 5 – Van rates fell last week, following a sharp decline in load-to-truck ratios. Consumers stayed home, making it less urgent to re-stock grocery store shelves. At the same time, businesses deemed “non-essential” slowed or stopped freight shipments, reducing demand.

Visit DAT.com/COVID-19 for regular updates from DAT Analytics on the impact of COVID-19 on truckload markets.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

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