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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Nov 25 - Dec 1 vs.
Nov 18 - 24
Nov 2018 vs.
Oct 2018
Nov 2018 vs.
Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads +54% -1.8% -8.3%
Spot Market Capacity +21% -10% +30%
Van Load-To-Truck +13% +14% -19%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.5% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +51% +1.6% -36%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.0% -2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +33% +14% -40%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.4% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices -0.6% -2.0% +13%
Holiday freight pushes demand and rates higher
Van and reefer rates gain 1¢

Nov 25 - Dec 1 - Demand for vans was exceptionally strong last week, especially in lanes associated with retail and e-commerce freight. Both the national average van rate and reefer rate increased 1¢ per mile, while the national flatbed rate held steady, halting an 8-week decline. Load-to-truck ratios increased for all three equipment types and demand is expected to remain strong through the holidays.

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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: 12/3/2018 – Next update: 12/10/2018

Fuel Prices
-1.6% $3.21 / gallon