The total number of posted loads fell 6.2% while available truck capacity dropped 9.3%. Load-to-truck ratios increased across all three equipment types.
VANS: The van load-to-truck ratio rose 3% to 2.8 loads per truck, reflecting a typical buildup in demand to close the second quarter. The national average spot van rate was unchanged at $1.61/mile for the third straight week.
California markets continue to pick up, with the average outbound rate from Los Angeles adding 7 cents to $2.21/mile. Demand continues to heat up for vans in the Southeast, as loads from Charlotte, N.C., averaged $2.09/mile, up 5 cents, while Atlanta rose 4 cents to $1.94/mile.
REEFERS: The national average spot market rate was unchanged at $1.95/mile. However, a 9% increase in the load-to-truck ratio—to 5.8 available reefer loads per truck—signaled that rates are likely to rise soon due to end-of-quarter and pre-holiday demand.
Rates are derived from DAT RateView, which provides real-time reports on prevailing spot market and contract rates, as well as historical rate and capacity trends. All reported rates include fuel surcharges.