Rate Trend of the Week: Latest data gives back some of the price increase this month.

November showed strong activity in the spot market for the first two weeks which translated into higher rates. The latest data shows that both flat and van rates are in overall decline, although still above October price levels. This comes despite the fact that a majority of sampled lanes showed rate increases in the past week. Let's look at which markets are performing strongly and which are not-

Atlanta market:

  • Van linehaul rates are up, flatbed linehaul rates are down
  • Van highlight- Atlanta to Orlando: $2.00 (up by $0.07 in last week)
  • Van rates to Dallas and Los Angeles are also up
  • Flatbed highlight- Atlanta to Orlando: $1.96 (down by $0.17 in last week)
  • Flatbed rates to Charlotte are also sharply lower

Chicago market:

  • Van linehaul rates declined, flatbed rates neutral
  • Van highlight- Chicago to Philadelphia: $2.05 (down by $0.07)
  • Van rates to Columbus, Dallas, and Los Angeles also declined
  • Flatbed highlight- Chicago to Philadelphia: $2.22 (up by $0.13)
  • Flatbed rates to Columbus, Dallas, and Los Angeles all declined

Dallas market:

  • Van linehaul rates declined, flatbed rates neutral overall
  • Van highlight- Dallas to Denver: $1.55 (down by $.09)
  • Van rates to Chicago and New Orleans also declined
  • Flatbed highlight- Dallas to New Orleans: up by $0.29 (to $1.35)
  • Flatbed rates to Denver, Laredo and Los Angeles all declined

Los Angeles market:

  • Van linehaul rates are up, flatbed linehaul rates are mixed
  • Van highlight- Los Angeles to Chicago: up by $0.05 (to $1.41)
  • Van rates to Dallas, Denver, and Phoenix are also up
  • Flatbed highlight- Los Angeles to Denver: virtually unchanged at $1.62 (up by $0.01)
  • Flatbed rates to Dallas are up by $0.02 (at $1.00), rates to Chicago are down by $0.02 (at $1.14)

For each week's Rate Trend, we analyze changes in freight movement and rates on the spot market in the top 48 lanes across the U.S. These routes serve major markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. We also look at secondary markets such as Columbus, Denver and Memphis.

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