Industry Trends
 
WEEK
MAR 23 - MAR 29 VS. MAR 16 - MAR 22
MONTH
FEB 2020 VS. JAN 2020
YEAR
FEB 2020 VS. FEB 2019
Spot Load Posts -25.3% -7.5% +13.4%
Spot Truck Posts +6.0% -2.8% +13.7%
Van Load-To-Truck -20.0% -16.5% -8.0%
Van Spot Rates +2.4% -4.4% -5.4%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -33.9% +19.1% +6.2%
Flatbed Spot Rates -0.9% -1.1% -7.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -36.7% -26.8% +4.0%
Reefer Spot Rates +0.0% -6.4% -5.3%
Fuel Prices -2.7% -4.5% -2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -2.9%

Fuel Price: $2.73 /gallon


Truckload rates rise again, but not for much longer

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Load-to-truck ratios falter, rates are likely to follow

Mar 23 - 29 - Rates continued to rise last week for van and reefer equipment, due to retail inventory replenishment, but declining load-to-truck ratios signal that rates are likely to fall this week. The Southeast may remain strong, however, as ratios are still rising on northbound lanes from that region.

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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: 3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM