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Flatbed rates continue seasonal decline

Nov 4 - 10 - Flatbed rates slipped further last week, in a typical seasonal trend. The national average lost another 2¢, falling to $2.43 per mile. There was, however, a 2% increase in the national load-to-truck ratio. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $3.34/gallon,

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Flatbeds drop another 8¢ in October

The national average flatbed rate dropped another 8¢ in October compared to September, landing at $2.47 per mile. Despite the declining trend, the monthly rate was still 14¢ higher than the average for October 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: 11/12/2018 – Next update: 11/19/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
10/20 $2.49
10/27 $2.47
11/3 $2.45
11/10 $2.43
Fuel Prices
-0.6% $3.34 / gallon