Industry Trends
JUN 20 - JUN 26 VS. JUN 13 - JUN 19
MAY 2022 VS. APR 2022
MAY 2022 VS. MAY 2021
Spot Load Posts -1.7%+14.0%-12.7%
Spot Truck Posts -1.9%-2.3%+17.7%
Van Load-To-Truck +6.0%+28.2%-28.3%
Van Spot Rates +0.1%-3.1%+1.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -8.6%-1.9%-34.8%
Flatbed Spot Rates +0.0%+1.0%+11.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +19.9%+19.8%-41.9%
Reefer Spot Rates +1.3%-2.3%-0.5%
Fuel Prices +0.0%+0.0%+0.0%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.3%

Fuel Price: $5.72 /gallon

Produce volumes not moving the needle this season

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer
This is peak shipping week for produce season, but we’re still 16% behind this time in 2019, the last non-pandemic produce season

Jun 20 – 26 – Even though reefer load posts on the DAT network increased 18% last week, they’re still 38% lower than last year and almost identical to this time in 2018. In contrast, carriers posting their reefer equipment is at the highest level in six years, creating an oversupplied reefer market. In non-pandemic years, reefer linehaul rates typically increase by $0.12/mile in the first three weeks of June. This year, they’ve dropped by that same amount month-to-date. Reefer spot rates (including fuel) ended last week at just over $3.00/mile, where they’ve been for the last few weeks.

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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: 6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM
Next update: 7/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

About Trendlines

DAT Trendlines is a free weekly spot market freight report, providing an overview of national freight market trends. The average trucking rates are based on DAT iQ’s $110 billion database of actual freight payments. The report includes a weekly snapshot of the rolling month-to-date national average trucking rates for van, reefer and flatbed. National average rates in Trendlines are for lanes of 250 miles or more. Trendlines also includes national supply and demand metrics based on load and truck posts on the DAT One load board network by freight brokers, shippers and carriers. You can also explore historical monthly trucking industry trends and compare spot trucking freight rates to the contract rates that shippers pay directly to carriers by visiting the links below: Van Demand & Capacity  Van Spot Market Rates  Flatbed Demand & Capacity  Flatbed Spot Market Rates  Reefer Demand & Capacity  Reefer Spot Market Rates The national trends reported in DAT Trendlines are not necessarily reflective of trends that freight brokers, shippers and carriers may be seeing in individual trucking lanes or regions. To fully understand market and truckload pricing dynamics in your lanes, DAT provides a full suite of freight rate and market data available from DAT iQ or tools in DAT One load boards. To access the full history of DAT Trendlines reports, contact DAT’s Analytics Services team.