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Freight Trends April 2016

Freight Trends April 3 – 9

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Rates Trend Down for Vans

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 Load-To-Truck  -19% +18% -53%
Van Rates (Spot) -2.5% +0.0% -21%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck +6.2% +68% +7.0%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) +0.5% +1.1% -16%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -18% +5.6% -65%
Reefer Rates (Spot)  -1.1% -1.1% -17%
Fuel Prices  -0.3% +4.6% -28%

View March’s freight trends here.

*source dat.com

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