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Industry Trends WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Aug 5 - 11 vs.
Jul 29 - Aug 4
Jul 2018 vs.
Jun 2018
Jul 2018 vs.
Jul 2017
Spot Market Loads -5.3% -29% +45%
Spot Market Capacity +2.9% +12% +20%
Van Load-To-Truck -3.2% -26% +41%
Van Rates (Spot) -2.7% -0.9% +29%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -19% -48% +21%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -2.2% -1.8% +28%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -5.3% -33% -0.3%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.2% -3.3% +26%
Fuel Prices -0.1% -0.6% +29%
Van Rates Fall, but Volumes Hold Steady
Load-to-Truck Ratios Decline

Aug 5 - 11 - Rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds continue their seasonal slide, but prices are still more than 20% higher than last year at this time. Freight volumes held steady for vans last week, but national load-to-truck ratios declined for all three equipment types.

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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: 8/13/2018 – Next update: 8/14/2018

Fuel Prices
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