Heavy Duty Trucking

AUG 2014

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62 HDT • AUGUST 2014 www.truckinginfo.com Jun 14 Mar 14 Dec 13 Sep 13 Jun 13 Mar 13 Dec 12 Sep 12 Jun 12 Mar 12 Dec 11 Sep 11 Jun 11 Van L-T Ratio Van LH Rate Jun 14 Mar 14 Dec 13 Sep 13 Jun 13 Mar 13 Dec 12 Sep 12 Jun 12 Mar 12 Dec 11 Sep 11 Jun 11 Van L-T Ratio Van LH Rate Dry Van Linehaul Rates and Load-to-Truck Ratios Reefer Linehaul Rates and Load-to-Truck Ratios Flatbed Linehaul Rates and Load-to-Truck Ratios Load-to-truck ratios indicate the available freight (loads) per truck (capacity) on the spot market, as measured in DAT Load Boards. Trends in this ratio typically signal impending changes in spot market rates. Ratios and rates have been elevated for vans on the spot market since January. SOURCE: DAT SOLUTIONS Refrigerated ("reefer") freight has a strong seasonal element that drives rates up. The spike in load-to-truck ratios and rates in February and March 2014 was atypical, but the extreme weather caused a temporary capacity crisis. Capacity did not recover in time for Q2, and rates continued to climb. SOURCE: DAT SOLUTIONS Flatbed demand, capacity and rates respond to trends in construction, drilling, automotive and other economic sectors that require heavy equipment and materials that can't fit in a box van. Flatbed season typically begins in the spring. This year, demand has been climbing since January. SOURCE: DAT SOLUTIONS $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 6.0 20.0 50.0 5.0 15.0 40.0 4.0 10.0 30.0 20.0 10.0 3.0 5.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 Jun 14 Mar 14 Dec 13 Sep 13 Jun 13 Mar 13 Dec 12 Sep 12 Jun 12 Mar 12 Dec 11 Sep 11 Jun 11 Reefer L-T Ratio Reefer LH Rate Industry

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