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Industry Trends - Spot Market Industry Trends - Van Industry Trends - Flatbed Industry Trends - Reefer Industry Trends - Fuel Prices
Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  May 14 - 20 vs.
May 7 - 13
Apr 2017 vs.
Mar 2017
Apr 2017 vs.
Apr 2016
Spot Market Loads +5.4% -0.3% +91%
Spot Market Capacity -2.9% -12% -6.6%
Van Load-To-Truck +12% +8.4% +128%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.6% +2.5% +11%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +3.8% +20% +103%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +2.0% +8.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +17% +6.1% +134%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% +3.7% +7.8%
Fuel Prices -0.8% +1.1% +20%
Spot Market Rates Trending Upward
Van Demand Ratio Hits New Peak

May 14 - 20 - Last week, the national average van rate added another 1¢ per mile, as the load-to-truck ratio hit a new high at 3.7 van loads per truck. Reefer activity is ramping up in California, and the average reefer rate remains at its highest point since January. Flatbed demand also continues to be strong, and the national flatbed rate gained 1¢.

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.

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Last update: 5/23/2017 – Next update: 5/30/2017

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