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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Sep 9 - 15 vs.
Sep 2 - 8
Aug 2018 vs.
Jul 2018
Aug 2018 vs.
Aug 2017
Spot Market Loads +13% -7.1% +27%
Spot Market Capacity +22% +10% +18%
Van Load-To-Truck -9.0% -8.8% +29%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.8% -5.7% +20%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -8.5% -36% -0.8%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -1.5% -4.3% +21%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -6.8% +1.4% -9.1%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.2% -3.9% +20%
Fuel Prices +0.2% -0.5% +24%
Rates and demand dip as Hurricane Florence makes landfall
Load-to-truck ratios fall for vans, reefers, flats

Sep 9 - 15 - Our thoughts go out to all who are affected by Hurricane Florence, and for their continued safety. The effects of the hurricane will be felt for weeks and months to come. Freight transportation followed the usual pattern, as activity halted before the storm made landfall. Rebuilding efforts will begin in the region, which will bring increased demand and likely higher rates. The national average rate for dry van and flatbed shipments dropped 4¢ and the national reefer rate fell 3¢. Still, van and reefer rates are higher than their August average. The load-to-truck ratio moved lower for all three equipment types last week. 

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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: 9/17/2018 – Next update: 9/18/2018

Fuel Prices
+0.3% $3.27 / gallon