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MAY 29 - JUN 04 VS. MAY 22 - MAY 28
MAY 2023 VS. APR 2023
MAY 2023 VS. MAY 2022
|Spot Load Posts||-7.7%||+29.4%||-61.2%|
|Spot Truck Posts||-13.7%||+8.6%||+10.2%|
|Van Spot Rates||+0.7%||-0.3%||-23.8%|
|Flatbed Spot Rates||+0.4%||-0.6%||-22.2%|
|Reefer Spot Rates||-0.4%||+1.9%||-20.4%|
National Spot Rates
Flatbed prices fall after holding steady in April
May 8 – 14 – Load-to-truck ratios edged upward for vans, but the national average rate still lags. Ratios and rates both dropped for reefers. Flatbed markets also loosened,. After holding steady for most of April (minus fuel surcharges), the national average May rate has fallen for two straight 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.
Benchmark your rates against $150 billion billion in actual transactions.
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.