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National Flatbed Rates
Flatbed Rate Dips 2¢ Per Mile

Jul 8 - 14 - After holding steady for two weeks in a row, the national average flatbed rate dipped 2¢ to $2.80 per mile. The national load-to-truck ratio declined for the fifth week in a row, a sign that capacity is easing. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $3.24/gallon, unchanged

About Market Rates

Rates are market averages derived from DAT RateView™, an innovative service that provides real-time reports on prevailing spot market and contract rates, as well as historical rate and capacity trends. RateView's comprehensive database is comprised of more than $33 billion in freight bills in over 65,000 lanes.

June Flatbed Rates Hits New High

Flatbed rates set an all-time high in June, hitting an average of $2.82 per mile. The national rate rose 10¢ compared to the May average, and was 65¢ higher than in June 2017. 

The chart above depicts national average line haul rates and fuel surcharges for flatbeds in the past 13 months, derived from DAT RateView.

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Last update: 7/16/2018 – Next update: 7/23/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
6/23 $2.81
6/30 $2.82
7/7 $2.82
7/14 $2.80
Fuel Prices
+0.0% $3.24 / gallon