DAT Trendlines

Transportation Trends at a Glance

Spot Market Freight Availability, Truck Capacity and Rates

Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
INDUSTRY TRENDS WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Apr 6 - 12 vs.
Mar 30 - Apr 5
Mar 2014 vs.
Feb 2014
Mar 2014 vs.
Mar 2013
Spot Market Loads -7.0% +8.8% +63%
Spot Market Capacity +15% +20% -17%
Van Load-To-Truck -25% +0.9% +92%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.0% +5.5% +18%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -9.5% +55% +99%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -2.1% +9.5% +9.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -20% -2.4% +82%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.4% +8.1% +15.2%
Fuel Prices -0.2% +0.4% -1.7%

National Average Spot Market Freight Rates

Pressure on Van and Reefer Capacity Eases

DAT Rate Trend of the Week

Van Rates Down 2¢

Week of April 6 - 12 - Overall load volume was down 7% last week, and van load volume dropped 13%. Available van equipment also expanded 16%, helping ease capacity constraints. Van rates reacted by pushing 2¢ lower, the first week-over-week drop since January. Similarly, the overall reefer load-to-truck ratio dropped 20% last week.

The chart at left depicts national average spot market ("broker buy") rates in the past four weeks, derived from DAT RateView.

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