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National reefer rate declines 2¢

Feb 10 - 16 - Reefer rates continued to fall, with the national average down another 2¢ to $2.23 per mile. The national load-to-truck ratio also slipped. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $2.97/gallon, unchanged

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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 $60 billion in freight bills in over 65,000 lanes.

Reefer rates drop sharply in January

Reefer rates slipped 14¢ lower in January, month over month. While it's common for rates to decline in January, the drop was steeper than usual due to abundant capacity and declining fuel costs. Compared to the unseasonably high rates of January 2018, the national average was 33¢ lower last month.

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: 2/18/2019 – Next update: 2/25/2019

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
1/26 $2.34
2/2 $2.29
2/9 $2.25
2/16 $2.23
Fuel Prices
+0.0% $2.97 / gallon