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February 2017 US Freight Trends
Freight Rates Increase Into February

February 2017 Freight Trends

February 8, 2017

freight trends february 2017

January 29 – February 4

There was an increase in spot market volumes at the end of January after several weeks of declining load posts.  While the national average for each trailer type remains higher than in February 2016, van and reefer rates continued to decline in the slow season.  The national flatbed rate rose $0.01.

February 2017 Freight Trends 

Jan 29 – Feb 4 vs. Jan 22- 28 Jan 2017 vs. Dec 2016 Jan 2017 vs. Jan 2016
Spot Market Loads +7.7% +0.6% +100%
Spot Market Capacity -2.1% +5.2% +5.2%
Van Load-To-Truck +2.9% +-13% +76%
Van Rates (Spot) -1.8% -2.9% +1.2%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +21% +14% +164%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% -2.6% +1.6%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -1.9% -10% +62%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -3.0% -1.5% +3.2%
Fuel Prices +0.0% +2.8% +20%

*source dat.com

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