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April 2017 US Freight Trends

April 2017 Freight Trends

April 12, 2017

April 2017 freight trends

April 2 – April 8

Although freight volumes dipped slightly last week, rates continued to climb. With Spring produce now in season, there is an increase in reefer rates. High load-to-truck ratios for flatbeds resulted in a continued increase in flatbed rates.

 

April 2017 Freight Trends 

Apr 2 – 8 vs. Mar 26 – Apr 1 Mar 2017 vs. Feb 2017 Mar 2017 vs. Mar 2016
Spot Market Loads -1.7% +46% +92%
Spot Market Capacity +1.5% +12% +1.7%
Van Load-To-Truck -8.0% +30% +98%
Van Rates (Spot) +3.7% +0.6% +7.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -3.6% +38% +109%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +2.0% +3.6% +9.1%
Reefer Load-To-Truck +1.3% +31% +99%
Reefer Rates (Spot) +3.2% +0.5% +5.1%
Fuel Prices +0.9% -0.6% +22%

*source dat.com

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