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National Reefer Rates
National reefer rate slips 1¢

Aug 12 - 18 - The national average for reefer rates edged down to $2.50 per mile. Demand mostly held steady, but an uptick in capacity lowered the 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: 
 $3.21/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.

July reefer rate eases from June's record high

July's national average reefer rate was $2.61 per mile, 9¢ below the June rate which was the highest monthly level ever recorded in Trendlines. Compared to July 2017, the rate was 54¢ higher.

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: 8/20/2018 – Next update: 8/21/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
7/28 $2.62
8/4 $2.54
8/11 $2.51
8/18 $2.50
Fuel Prices
-0.3% $3.21 / gallon