National Reefer Demand and Capacity
Hot Market Maps and Hot State Maps (above) in DAT RateView depict geographic trends in the load-to-truck ratio.
Check the DAT Freight Talk blog for regular updates on market conditions, regulations and industry trends.
The chart above depicts the national average load-to-truck ratio for refrigerated ("reefer") spot freight from 2018 to the present.
About the Load-to-Truck Ratio
Load-to-truck ratios represent the number of loads posted for every truck posted on DAT Load Boards. The load-to-truck ratio is a sensitive, real-time indicator of the balance between spot market demand and capacity. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in rates. Learn more about load-to-truck ratios here.
National Load-to-Truck Ratio
National Fuel Prices
Percent Change: -0.3%
Fuel Price: $3.13 /gallon