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National Flatbed Rates
Flatbed rates halt slide

Dec 2 - 8 - The national average for flatbed rates hit $2.43 per mile last week. The 3¢ uptick over the November average marks the first increase for the national flatbed rate in five months. The national load-to-truck ratio did decline, however. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $3.16/gallon,

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.

Flatbeds drop 7¢ in November

The national average flatbed rate dropped 7¢ in November compared to October, landing at $2.40 per mile. Despite the declining trend, the monthly rate was still 8¢ higher than the average for November 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: 12/10/2018 – Next update: 12/11/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
11/17 $2.41
11/24 $2.40
12/1 $2.40
12/8 $2.43
Fuel Prices
-1.6% $3.16 / gallon