Flatbed freight has lagged for much of the year, but demand spiked on the top flatbed lanes last week. A big part of that was due to increased activity from inland Southeast markets shipping into areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far, that hasn't happened. The Midwest has made gains, but not enough to make up for markets where harvests have struggled due to weather.
Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Overall, it's been a steady decline, interrupted by higher rates in June and the first half of July.