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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Apr 8 - 14 vs.
Apr 1 - 7
Mar 2018 vs.
Feb 2018
Mar 2018 vs.
Mar 2017
Spot Market Loads -0.8% +27% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +11% +14% -7.0%
Van Load-To-Truck -11% -1.5% +116%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.3% +1.4% +32%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -6.9% +37% +148%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% +6.8% +25%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -15% +7.0% +68%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.6% -0.4% +28%
Fuel Prices +0.0% -1.9% +17%
Rates Moderate as Capacity Returns
Truck Posts Increase for Vans, Reefers, Flatbeds

Apr 8 - 14 - Rates moderated last week as capacity returned to the market. Truck posts increased for all three equipment types. The national average van rate declined 3¢ per mile, while the average reefer rate fell 4¢, and flatbed  prices held steady. Rates for all three equipment types are still higher than their March averages, and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio has exceeded 100 loads per truck for the past three weeks.

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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: 4/16/2018 – Next update: 4/17/2018

Fuel Prices
+1.9% $3.10 / gallon