Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAR 11 - MAR 17 VS. MAR 04 - MAR 10
MONTH
FEB 2019 VS. JAN 2019
YEAR
FEB 2019 VS. FEB 2018
Spot Market Loads +3.5% -4.6% -42.9%
Spot Market Capacity +3.4% -11.4% +35.9%
Van Load-To-Truck -4.2% +8.8% -49.8%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% -3.3% -11.3%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +6.8% -3.3% -11.3%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.7% -1.0% -1.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -16.3% -7.4% -48.2%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.0% -4.2% -8.7%
Fuel Prices +0.1% +0.6% -1.6%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.0%

Fuel Price: $3.08 /gallon


Bomb cyclone stalls spot market

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Freight rates slip during bad weather

Mar 11 - 17 - Bad weather across a large swath of the country stalled the momentum that had been building on the spot market. That contributed to a downturn in the national averages for van and reefer rates. Volumes are still on par with last year, but capacity has been more plentiful in 2019. Flooding and road closures should lead to higher flatbed demand.

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: 3/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM