Market Conditions 3/12/2017-3/18/2017

Market volumes this week have continued to increase for all three equipment types. Load availability increased 3% and truck availability decreased by 1%. When taking all averages, reefer rates increased 0.5%, van rates increased 1%, and flatbed rates increased 0.5%. Taking an average of rate points from various metrics, we have found the national average rates to be the following: Reefer: $1.95/mi, Van: $1.68/mi, Flatbed: $2.02/mi.

Densities overall have continued to rebound for all three equipment types. We anticipate the Mexican border hubs to continue shipping higher freight volumes. Production and shipping continues to be on the rise for flatbed and van freight especially in the South and Midwest.

Refrigerated Freight

The volumes in the reefer market increased again this week with produce shipments continuing to rise. The Arizona and Texas border crossings have become even busier this week and we anticipate the import volumes to rise further. Florida had a slight shortage of trucks and continues to ship mixed vegetables, berries, citrus, and melons. In the Northeast, the Buffalo and Rochester markets continue to have the densest load to truck ratios, shipping various processed foods and dairy. The Heartland, parts of the Midwest, and especially Texas all have elevated load to truck ratios.



-DAT Power Load to Truck Reefer Densities 3/18/17

The rates below are average direct from customer rates. The bold line is the origin, left column is the destination. The following two columns are weekly ranges from the previous week. The next two columns are this week's ranges and the final column on the right is the percent changes from last week to this week.​

-United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Market News 3/18/17

-United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Market News 3/18/17

Dry Freight

On a national average, load availability increased by 1.5% and truck postings decreased by 2%. Similar to the reefer market, the van market in the Heartland, Texas, and the South have the highest load to truck densities and therefore, the highest outbound rates.




-DAT Power Load to Truck Van Densities 3/18/17

Flatbed Densities​​​​



-DAT Power Load to Truck Flatbed Densities 3/18/17

Diesel Pricing

Diesel prices dropped 1.5 cents this week, bringing the national average price to $2.564 per gallon. This marks a 46.5 cent increase from the same week last year.

-U.S. Energy Information Administration, Independent Statistics & Analysis 3/18/17

National Truck Shipments​

-United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Market News 3/18/17

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