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Sep 12

Good news: That bump in van rates that we saw just before Labor Day held steady for the most part last week. Demand for trucks was up, even though there weren’t a lot of big price changes.

Darker-colored states have higher load-to-truck ratios, meaning that there's less competition for van loads in those states. 

Texas volumes have been improving, and rates were up for pretty much all the major outbound lanes from Dallas. Prices in Chicago, Columbus, Seattle, and Philadelphia are all up from where they were a month ago. 

Rates below include fuel surcharges and are averages based on real transactions between carriers and brokers.


Three lanes paid a lot better last week: 

  • Columbus to Buffalo paid $2.76/mile on average, which was ▲27¢ better than the previous week
  • Philly to Charlotte was up ▲15¢ to $1.50/mile
  • Seattle to Eugene, OR paid ▲15¢ better at $2.22/mile – that’s way better than the average rate out of Seattle, which is only $1.30/mile


Rates out of Buffalo took a hit last week, and a couple of inbound lanes also lost traction:

  • Charlotte to Buffalo was down ▼28¢ to $1.90/mile
  • Chicago to Buffalo also fell ▼20¢ to $2.17/mile, but that’s still higher than it was three weeks ago

Two lanes out West also paid a lot less:

  • Denver to Stockton plunged ▼20¢ to just $0.96/mile
  • Seattle to Spokane lost ▼16¢ and paid an average of $2.43/mile


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