Dry Van Rates
Dry Van Rates in January 2024
US dry van truckload spot rates rose 6¢ per mile m/m to 1.72 per mile in January. Cold weather tightened rail capacity, sending freight to the highways amid recovering imports, in a boost that was at once impactful and temporary.
DAT dry van contract rates, net fuel, rose 2¢ m/m in January to $2.06 per mile, up 4¢ m/m seasonally adjusted, though December was revised down 2¢ since last month. Downward revisions continue to seem likely, if less so as rates stabilize.
To see how dry van rates change in the future, and for detailed analysis and forecasts for truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal, see ACT's freight & transportation forecast.