Average spot freight rates reveal minor changes


Diet Coke
Staff member
Spot rate averages for freight were up, down and unchanged for the three modes for the week ending Saturday, May 30. This is compared with the previous week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Van rates remained stagnant at $1.85 for the fourth consecutive week. Los Angeles experienced rates as high as $2.09, also unchanged from the previous week. Rates for the month of May were down 0.5 percent from the previous month and declined 6.6 percent since May 2014. Load-to-truck ratios increased by 5.5 percent to 2.5 loads per truck. Three states – Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina – have a ratio of 5.5 or greater, three fewer than the previous week.

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