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National Flatbed Rates
National average rate falls 2¢

Aug 12 - 18 - Flatbed rates for August fell 2¢ to a national average of $2.67 per mile. That's still a high rate, but the national load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds has fallen sharply from early summer levels. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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 National Average Fuel Price: 
 $3.21/gallon,

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July flatbed rates up 28% Y-O-Y

After hitting an all-time high in June, the national average flatbed rate eased off 5¢ in July to $2.77 per mile. July's flatbed rate was 60¢ higher than in July 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: 8/20/2018 – Next update: 8/21/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
7/28 $2.78
8/4 $2.75
8/11 $2.69
8/18 $2.67
Fuel Prices
-0.3% $3.21 / gallon