BEAVERTON, Ore. — After a 10% decline the previous week, load posts rebounded to close out Q3 during the week of Sept. 24-30, according to DAT One.
The number of loads posted to the DAT One network increased by 9.9% to 1.37 million last week, a news release stated.
That’s 39% lower year-over-year and 17% lower than the same week in 2019.
The four-week average is 1.32 million.
Total load numbers
- Van loads: 721,374, up 13.9% compared to the previous week but down 31% year-over-year.
- Reefer loads: 257,629, up 3.8% week-over-week but 53% lower year-over-year.
- Flatbed loads: 395,908, up 7.1 week-over-week but 41% lower year-over-year.
Truck posts fell by 8.3% week over week
The total number of trucks posted to DAT One fell 8.3% to 358,066 last week.
That’s down 17% year-over-year. The four-week average is 363,325.
Total equipment numbers
- Van equipment: 253,234, down 7.3% compared to the previous week and down 19% year-over-year.
- Reefer equipment: 73,816, down 11.6% week-over-week and 14% lower year-over-year.
- Flatbed equipment: 49,016, down 7.9% and down 9% year-over-year.
Load-to-truck ratios bounced back, reversing trends
- Vans: 3.1 loads per truck, up from 2.5 the previous week. The four-week average is 2.9.
- Reefers: 3.5 loads per truck, up from 3.0 the previous week. The four-week average is 3.6.
- Flatbeds: 8.1 loads per truck, up from 6.9 the previous week. The four-week average is 7.2.
DAT benchmark spot line-haul rates hold firm
National benchmark per-mile line-haul van rates were largely stagnant last week.
- Van rate: $1.57 net fuel, up 1 cent. Broker-to-carrier rate (including fuel): $2.13 per mile.
- Reefer rate: $1.88 net fuel, down 2 cents. Broker-to-carrier rate: $2.49 per mile.
- Flatbed rate: $1.88 net fuel, up 3 cents. Broker-to-carrier rate: $2.54 per mile.
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