Industry Trends
 
WEEK
APR 08 - APR 14 VS. APR 01 - APR 07
MONTH
MAR 2019 VS. FEB 2019
YEAR
MAR 2019 VS. MAR 2018
Spot Market Loads -4.1% +8.7% -54.7%
Spot Market Capacity +3.1% +16.1% +36.1%
Van Load-To-Truck -4.7% -22.4% -63.3%
Van Rates (Spot) -0.7% -1.9% -13.6%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -17.9% -1.9% -13.6%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -1.5% +0.3% -7.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +9.9% -21.1% -63.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.4% -1.9% -9.7%
Fuel Prices +0.5% +2.6% +2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $3.09 /gallon


Bad weather keeps rates at bay

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot market produces mixed results in mid-April

April 8 - 14 - Severe weather put a damper on freight rates in several major markets last week, offsetting gains made in other parts of the country, such as Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. Spring produce contributed to a higher load-to-truck ratio for reefers, but capacity continued to outpace demand for both vans and flatbeds, keeping freight rates in check.

Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM