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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
  Aug 12 - 18 vs.
Aug 5 - 11
Jul 2018 vs.
Jun 2018
Jul 2018 vs.
Jul 2017
Spot Market Loads -5.0% -29% +45%
Spot Market Capacity +0.7% +12% +20%
Van Load-To-Truck -5.9% -26% +41%
Van Rates (Spot) -0.9% -0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -7.2% -48% +21%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.7% -1.8% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -1.6% -33% -0.3%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.4% -3.3% +26%
Fuel Prices -0.2% -0.6% +29%
Summer break for spot freight?
Rates return to April / May levels

Aug 12 - 18 - Late-summer spot market demand isn't nearly as overheated as it was in early summer, and freight rates for each trailer type were back down to April and May levels last week. That's still high for this time of year, but prices are trending downward, with a 2¢ drop in the national van and flatbed rates and a 1¢ decline in the national reefer rate.

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National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the above graph. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView. 

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Last update: 8/20/2018 – Next update: 8/21/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.3% $3.21 / gallon