Freight Trends January 2016

Freight Trends January 3-9 2016


Ratios Fall, But Rates Rise

Everyone got back to work in the first week of 2016, and spot market activity increased sharply. Truck posts outpaced load posts, and load-to-truck ratios declined. National average rates rose for vans and reefers, however, flatbed rates held steady, despite a 2 cent decline in the average fuel surcharge.

Freight Trends January 2016

1/3 – 1/9 vs. 12/27-1/2
Dec 2015 vs. Nov 2015
Dec 2015 vs. Dec 2014
 Spot Market Loads  +28%
 Spot Market Capacity
-0.8%  +24% 
Van Load-To Truck -19%   +18% -43% 
Van Rates (Spot)  +1.2% +0.0%  -18% 
Flatbed Load-To-Truck  -7.6% +13% 
Flatbed Rates (Spot)  +0.0% +0.0%  -16% 
Reefer Load-To-Truck  -30% +16%  -53% 
Reefer Rates (Spot)  +0.5% +0.5%  -17% 
Fuel Prices
-6.4%  -32% 

Data source dat.com

View December’s freight trends here.

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