Industry Trends
JAN 13 - JAN 19 VS. JAN 06 - JAN 12
DEC 2019 VS. NOV 2019
DEC 2019 VS. DEC 2018
Spot Load Posts -15.8% +30.2% +25.1%
Spot Truck Posts +16.9% -10.7% +6.4%
Van Load-To-Truck -33.4% +45.9% +32.4%
Van Spot Rates -0.9% +6.1% -7.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -18.0% +60.1% -18.0%
Flatbed Spot Rates -0.5% +2.6% -11.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -33.8% +37.7% +36.0%
Reefer Spot Rates -1.9% +5.5% -6.4%
Fuel Prices -0.5% -0.5% -2.2%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -0.7%

Fuel Price: $3.06 /gallon

Truckload rates reverse recent gains as winter slump begins

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Van and reefer rates slide into winter, while flatbeds rebound

Jan 13 - 19 - Van rates slipped 1¢ per mile last week, dropping below December levels after a brief surge in the first half of January. This trend marks the start of a winter slump that is likely to last no later than mid-March. Reefer rates also lost traction, while flatbed rates rose in a counter-seasonal trend.

For more info on lane rates, read the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT blog.

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: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM