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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  May 6 - 12 vs.
Apr 29 - May 5
Apr 2018 vs.
Mar 2018
Apr 2018 vs.
Apr 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.2% +3.9% +100%
Spot Market Capacity +3.6% +2.2% +7.5%
Van Load-To-Truck +3.8% -4.3% +90%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.4% +0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -7.8% +17% +142%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.4% +4.7% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -8.0% -14% +37%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +0.4% +1.3% +25%
Fuel Prices +0.4% +3.6% +20%
Spring Produce Boosts Reefer Rates
Flatbed Rate Dips from Record High

May 6 - 12 - Spring produce season is underway, boosting the national average reefer rate 1¢ per mile. Van rates took a breather last week, as the national average van rate declined 3¢ per mile, despite a strong showing from several Southern markets. The average flatbed rate dipped 1¢ per mile from a record high the previous week, and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio remains over 100 loads per truck.

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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: 5/14/2018 – Next update: 5/15/2018

Fuel Prices
+2.2% $3.24 / gallon