Similar to what we've seen with van rates, reefer rates have been trending downward, but not as sharply as they did around this time in 2016. Volumes actually improved on the top 72 reefer lanes, which has probably helped slow the normal seasonal decline.
Darker-colored states have higher load-to-truck ratios, meaning that there's less competition for reefer loads in those states.
TOP 5 MARKETS FOR REEFER LOADS IN JANUARY
1. Twin Falls, ID
3. Elizabeth, NJ
4. McAllen, TX
Rates below include fuel surcharges and are based on real transactions between brokers and carriers.
Not many, but there were two big increases in the Midwest:
- Reefer rates on the lane from Grand Rapids to Madison, WI, rose ▲31¢ to an average of $2.71/mile
- The lane from Green Bay to Des Moines paid ▲13¢ better at $2.20/mile
Green Bay and Grand Rapids also happened to have two of the biggest declines last week.
- Green Bay to Joliet, IL, was down ▼31¢ to $2.92/mil:
- Grand Rapids to Atlanta fell ▼25¢ for an average of $2.12/mile
Even though Twin Falls has been the top market for reefer loads on DAT TruckersEdge in January, there were fewer loads coming out of Southern Idaho last week, and the rates on the lane from Twin Falls to Los Angeles dropped ▼26¢ to $1.91/mile.
Reefer rates on the lane from Los Angeles to Denver also lost ▼22¢ to $2.36/mile on average
Volumes were down on the lane from Miami to Northern New Jersey, and loads paid ▼25¢ less on that lane at $1.45/mile
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