Industry Trends
 
WEEK
JUN 14 - JUN 20 VS. JUN 07 - JUN 13
MONTH
MAY 2021 VS. APR 2021
YEAR
MAY 2021 VS. MAY 2020
Spot Load Posts -1.4%+3.4%+290.1%
Spot Truck Posts -6.3%-9.5%-14.8%
Van Load-To-Truck +15.1%+27.8%+219.6%
Van Spot Rates +1.3%+3.4%+67.0%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -10.9%+1.4%+674.4%
Flatbed Spot Rates +0.6%+5.5%+63.2%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +22.7%+30.7%+324.4%
Reefer Spot Rates +1.3%+5.8%+53.0%
Fuel Prices +0.4%+2.8%+34.5%

Fuel Prices

Percent Change: +0.6%

Fuel Price: $3.29 /gallon


The expected post-Memorial Day spot rate bounce hasn’t happened

National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer

Spot rates were surprisingly flat after Memorial Day

June 14 - 20 - Americans tend to kick-start “grilling season” in the four weeks between Memorial Day and Independence Day. We normally see capacity tighten during this time, but spot rates for all three equipment types remained unchanged. It’s becoming more likely any seasonal July 4 peak in reefer and dry van rates will be a “dead cat bounce” — or a temporary upward burst in a downward trend.

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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: 6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Next update: 6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM