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National Van Rates
Average Van Rate Declines 3¢

May 6 - 12 - Last week was a tale of two markets, with most of the Southern markets up and the Northern markets down. Nationally, however, the average van rated declined 3¢ to $2.15 per mile. That's 47¢ higher than a year ago. The load-to-truck ratio for vans increased 4% last week. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT Freight Talk blog

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $3.24/gallon,

About Market Rates

Rates are market averages derived from DAT RateView™, an 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 $45 billion in freight bills in over 65,000 lanes.

April Average Van Rate Adds 2¢

The national average van rate for April was $2.16 per mile, up 2¢ from March. That's the second-highest monthly average, surpassed only by a record high of $2.24 per mile in January 2018. Last month's rate was 49¢ higher than the average of April 2017.

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

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Last update: 5/14/2018 – Next update: 5/15/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
4/21 $2.16
4/28 $2.16
5/5 $2.18
5/12 $2.15
Fuel Prices
+2.2% $3.24 / gallon