An increase in flatbed loads and rates contrasted with downward trends for van and reefer freight. Demand is building for vans in Chicago, and for reefers in California – a signal that outbound rates may improve soon.
Freight Trends April 2016
|April 3-9 vs March 27 – April 2||March 2016 vs Feb 2016||March 2016 vs March 2015|
|Spot Market Loads||-1.0%||+42%||-28%|
|Spot Market Capacity||+6.2%||+8.4%||+16%|
|Van Rates (Spot)||-2.5%||+0.0%||-21%|
|Flatbed Rates (Spot)||+0.5%||+1.1%||-16%|
|Reefer Rates (Spot)||-1.1%||-1.1%||-17%|
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