|Industry Trends |
SEP 06 - SEP 12 VS. AUG 30 - SEP 05
AUG 2021 VS. JUL 2021
AUG 2021 VS. AUG 2020
|Spot Load Posts ||-18.5%||+11.9%||+48.6%|
|Spot Truck Posts ||-7.0%||+3.3%||+10.1%|
|Van Load-To-Truck ||-10.0%||+11.3%||+21.6%|
|Van Spot Rates ||+1.5%||+1.1%||+23.8%|
|Flatbed Load-To-Truck ||-9.4%||-0.6%||+40.1%|
|Flatbed Spot Rates ||+0.5%||-1.4%||+33.8%|
|Reefer Load-To-Truck ||-18.5%||+18.7%||+60.0%|
|Reefer Spot Rates ||+0.9%||+0.4%||+28.9%|
|Fuel Prices ||+1.0%||+0.3%||+37.9%|
Percent Change: +0.9%
Fuel Price: $3.37 /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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