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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Nov 4 - 10 vs.
Oct 28 - Nov 3
Oct 2018 vs.
Sep 2018
Oct 2018 vs.
Oct 2017
Spot Market Loads +1.1% -10.0% -10%
Spot Market Capacity +4.4% +25% +37%
Van Load-To-Truck -9.0% -32% -15%
Van Rates (Spot) +0.0% -2.3% +3.5%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +2.2% -29% -54%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.8% -3.1% +6.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +4.0% -22% -39%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +1.7% -2.8% +4.7%
Fuel Prices -0.5% +3.2% +20%
Reefer rates rise ahead of Thanksgiving
Van prices hold steady

Nov 4 - 10 - Reefer rates are increasing as products make their way to grocery stores ahead of Thanksgiving. The national average reefer rate gained 4¢ and the reefer load-to-truck ratio bumped up 4%. Meanwhile, van rates are holding steady, while flatbed prices continue their seasonal decline. Van prices may turn upward soon as the holiday season is right around the corner.

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National average spot market rates for the past four weeks, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the above graph. Weekly rate snapshots reflect averages for the month to-date, from DAT RateView. 

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Last update: 11/12/2018 – Next update: 11/19/2018

Fuel Prices
-0.6% $3.34 / gallon