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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
  Sep 11 - 17 vs.
Sep 4 - 10
Aug 2016 vs.
Jul 2016
Aug 2016 vs.
Aug 2015
Spot Market Loads +20% +0.5% +29%
Spot Market Capacity +19% +14% +8.6%
Van Load-To-Truck -4.4% -4.6% +49%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.2% -1.2% -8.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +8.1% -26% -6.0%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.1% -1.6% -8.2%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +0.6% +4.8% +16%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.0% -2.1% -6.9%
Fuel Prices -0.4% -2.2% -9.4%
Van and Reefer Rates Drop 2¢, But Remain Strong
Flatbed Rates Recover 2¢

Sep 11 - 17 - Spot market freight trends were out of sync last week. Load-to-truck ratios held steady for vans and reefers, but rates fell 2¢ per mile for both trailer types. Rates are still strong for the season, however. Flatbed rates and ratios recovered, on the other hand, at a time of year when those indicators typically decline.

The chart at left depicts national average spot market rates, including fuel surcharges for the past four weeks. Rates are derived from DAT RateView.

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-0.4% $2.39 / gallon