Industry Trends
 
WEEK
OCT 19 - OCT 25 VS. OCT 12 - OCT 18
MONTH
SEP 2020 VS. AUG 2020
YEAR
SEP 2020 VS. SEP 2019
Spot Load Posts -4.6%+11.4%+115.9%
Spot Truck Posts +3.2%+2.8%-6.2%
Van Load-To-Truck -6.6%+2.6%+126.2%
Van Spot Rates +0.7%+6.9%+28.7%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -10.2%+27.7%+186.2%
Flatbed Spot Rates -0.3%+5.1%+9.7%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -7.1%+3.9%+116.3%
Reefer Spot Rates +0.2%+5.4%+18.9%
Fuel Prices -0.3%-1.0%-21.7%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.4%

Fuel Price: $2.39 /gallon


Load-to-truck ratios drop

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot rates plateau

Oct 19 - 25 - Load-to-truck ratios for all equipment types dropped for the fourth week in a row following a 4.6% drop in total loads posts. Available capacity also show showed signs of loosening as 3.2% more trucks posted for loads last week. Load and truck post volumes are still at levels far in excess of the same time in 2019 but with rates plateauing in recent weeks, there are signs the spot market is either cooling or taking a pause before peak holiday season shipping kicks into gear.

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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: 10/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 11/2/2020 12:00:00 AM