Industry Trends
MAR 16 - MAR 22 VS. MAR 09 - MAR 15
FEB 2020 VS. JAN 2020
FEB 2020 VS. FEB 2019
Spot Load Posts +4.6% -7.5% +13.4%
Spot Truck Posts +2.4% -2.8% +13.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +11.4% -16.5% -8.0%
Van Spot Rates +4.9% -4.4% -5.4%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -16.2% +19.1% +6.2%
Flatbed Spot Rates +0.7% -1.1% -7.9%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +26.1% -26.8% +4.0%
Reefer Spot Rates +7.2% -6.5% -5.3%
Fuel Prices -2.9% -4.5% -2.9%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: -2.9%

Fuel Price: $2.73 /gallon

Van and reefer rates rise sharply due to urgent re-stocking

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Truckers report long delays to pick up and deliver loads

Mar 16 - 22 - Urgent orders of retail goods continue to drive spot rates up for van and reefer equipment. Anxious shoppers buy as much as they can on each trip. Retailers, including e-commerce outlets, rely increasingly on spot market providers to re-stock shelves at a moment's notice, while truckers report long wait times at pickup and delivery points.

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Trendlines shows a weekly snapshot of the month-to-date for national average rates from DAT RateView. National average spot market rates for the past four months, including fuel surcharges, are shown in the three graphs, above.

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Trendlines last updated: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM