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DAT: Spot Rates Show Price Stability

Average spot truckload van and refrigerated rates were virtually unchanged last week, a sign of price stability after January’s declines, according to DAT.

DAT: October Spot Market’s Record-Breaking Rates

Spot truckload rates for dry van and refrigerated freight hit another high in October, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, while average flatbed rates also increased compared to September, they did not surpass 2018’s highs.

DAT Spot Rates Flatten in October

After surging for the last five months, spot truckload rates have gone flat according to DAT, with demand for trucks softening during the week ending October 18.

DAT August Rates Almost Climb to All-Time High

According to DAT Freight & Analytics, August’s spot truckload rates almost set an all-time high, with spot van, refrigerated and flatbed rates higher month over month and load-to-truck ratios increasing at the end of summer.

Demand for Truckload Raises Rates

According to DAT Solutions, spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed have all seen increases since last month, with supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 pushing more freight to the spot market at a time when demand for truckload capacity usually declines.

Spot Market May be Softening

Looking at the spot market for the third week of July, it's hard to tell where we may be going, with rates and volumes hard to compare to typical seasonal trends due to COVID-19.

Spot Rates Recover to Pre-COVID Levels

According to DAT Freight Trends for the week of June 1-7, average van, refrigerated, and flatbed rates have recovered to where they were prior to widespread shutdowns of the U.S. due to the COVID-19 outbreak.