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National Reefer Rates
National reefer rate slides

Dec 2 - 8 - Lower demand and cheaper fuel contributed to a 2¢ decline in the national average reefer rate, which sat at $2.46 per mile last week. Looser capacity also led to a lower national load-to-truck ratio.

For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $3.16/gallon,

About Market Rates

Rates are market averages derived from DAT RateView™, and innovative service that provides real-time reports on prevailing spot market and contract rates, as well as historical rate and capacity trends. RateView's comprehensive database is comprised of more than $57 billion in freight bills in over 65,000 lanes.

Reefer rates make gains in November

Reefer rates increased 6¢ in November, to an average of $2.48 per mile, including fuel. Compared to November 2017, the rate was 5¢ higher year over year.

The chart above depicts national average line haul rates and fuel surcharges for reefers in the past 13 months, derived from DAT RateView.

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Last update: 12/10/2018 – Next update: 12/11/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
11/17 $2.47
11/24 $2.47
12/1 $2.48
12/8 $2.46
Fuel Prices
-1.6% $3.16 / gallon