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Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUL 01 - JUL 07 VS. JUN 24 - JUN 30
MONTH
JUN 2024 VS. MAY 2024
YEAR
JUN 2024 VS. JUN 2023
Spot Load Posts -48.4% -9.4% -8.4%
Spot Truck Posts -16.9% -9.4% -26.9%
Van Load-To-Truck -40.3% +7.5% +34.9%
Van Spot Rates +1.0% +1.7% -1.1%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -32.4% -18.5% +9.7%
Flatbed Spot Rates -0.6% -0.4% -4.0%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -36.6% +11.9% +28.2%
Reefer Spot Rates +1.1% +0.8% -1.9%
Fuel Prices 1.2% -2.6% -2.1%

National Spot Rates

Spot market activity slows for holiday
VAN
FLATBED
REEFER

Weekly Brief

Fourth of July leads to fewer shipments

Jul 1 – 7: Load and truck posts dropped on the DAT One network, as businesses took time off for Independence Day. While load-to-truck ratios fell, national averages for dry van and reefer freight largely stayed flat on the spot market.

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Fuel Prices

Current national diesel fuel price average

FUEL PRICE / GALLON

$3.87

Weekly Percent Change

1.4%

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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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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 $150 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.