According to DAT trendlines, spot market recovery sped up the week of May 25-31. Large increases in load-to-truck ratios indicated higher demand for dry van, refrigerated and flatbed shipments. Truckload rates followed suit, rising on most lanes and gaining momentum as the industry heads into June, typically a peak month for the spot market.
The charts below, courtesy of DAT, show the national average rates for the month to date, including fuel surcharges.
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