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National Van Rates
National average falls 4¢

Oct 7 - 13 - Hurricane Michael stopped or slowed freight in several Southeast markets and the national average rate for vans fell 4¢ to $2.13 per mile. The national load-to-truck ratio for vans was down 16% compared to the previous week. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the DAT Freight Talk blog

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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 $57 billion in freight bills in over 65,000 lanes.

Highest September van rate ever

The national average van rate last month was $2.15 per mile, the highest September average ever. Still, it was 16¢ lower than the June peak, which was the highest monthly average ever recorded in Trendlines. Compared to the previous year, the September average was 18¢ higher than last September.

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: 10/15/2018 – Next update: 10/22/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
9/22 $2.15
9/29 $2.15
10/6 $2.17
10/13 $2.13
Fuel Prices
+0.3% $3.39 / gallon