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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Dec 2 - 8 vs.
Nov 25 - Dec 1
Nov 2018 vs.
Oct 2018
Nov 2018 vs.
Nov 2017
Spot Market Loads -10% -1.8% -8.3%
Spot Market Capacity +12% -10% +30%
Van Load-To-Truck -23% +14% -19%
Van Rates (Spot) +2.9% +0.0% +0.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -17% +1.6% -36%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +1.3% -2.8% +3.4%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -23% +14% -40%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -0.8% +2.5% +2.1%
Fuel Prices -1.7% -2.0% +13%
Hot start for December van rates
Capacity loosens despite holiday rush

Dec 2 - 8 - The national dry van rate for December is already 6¢ higher than the November average, but rates fell on most of the high-traffic lanes last week. That was due to a slowdown in the e-commerce and retail-related demand that made for tighter freight markets in the weeks prior, and winter storms may complicate things this week. Meanwhile, reefer rates dipped, with more trucks available to handle the demand, but the average flatbed rate increased for the first time in five months.

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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: 12/10/2018 – Next update: 12/11/2018

Fuel Prices
-1.6% $3.16 / gallon