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SEP 06 - SEP 12 VS. AUG 30 - SEP 05
AUG 2021 VS. JUL 2021
AUG 2021 VS. AUG 2020
|Spot Load Posts||-18.5%||+11.9%||+48.6%|
|Spot Truck Posts||-7.0%||+3.3%||+10.1%|
|Van Spot Rates||+0.7%||+1.1%||+23.8%|
|Flatbed Spot Rates||+0.4%||-1.4%||+33.8%|
|Reefer Spot Rates||+0.3%||+0.4%||+28.9%|
Percent Change: +0.0%
Fuel Price: $3.37 /gallon
Dry van spot rates reach new heights
National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
Dry van national average rates broke through the $2.50/mile barrier for the first time
Sept 6 – Sept 12 – It was only 16 months ago truckers were in Washington D.C protesting unsustainable freight rates, with the national average around $1.00/mile at the time. Since then, we’ve witnessed an historic jump in both freight rates and spot market volumes, resulting in record numbers of new carriers entering the industry.
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DAT Trendlines is a free weekly spot market freight report, providing an overview of national freight market trends. The average trucking rates are based on DAT iQ’s $110 billion database of actual freight payments.
The report includes a weekly snapshot of the rolling month-to-date national average trucking rates for van, reefer and flatbed. National average rates in Trendlines are for lanes of 250 miles or more.
Trendlines also includes national supply and demand metrics based on load and truck posts on the DAT One load board network by freight brokers, shippers and carriers.
You can also explore historical monthly trucking industry trends and compare spot trucking freight rates to the contract rates that shippers pay directly to carriers by visiting the links below:
The national trends reported in DAT Trendlines are not necessarily reflective of trends that freight brokers, shippers and carriers may be seeing in individual trucking lanes or regions. To fully understand market and truckload pricing dynamics in your lanes, DAT provides a full suite of freight rate and market data available from DAT iQ or tools in DAT One load boards.
To access the full history of DAT Trendlines reports, contact DAT’s Analytics Services team.