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Flatbed Rate Dips from Record High

May 6 - 12 - Last week the national average flatbed rate declined 1¢ to $2.71 per mile, after hitting highest flatbed rate ever recorded in DAT Trendlines the previous week. There has been strong demand for flatbeds from the energy and construction sectors, and the load-to-truck ratio has been above 100 loads per truck for 7 weeks in a row. For details, see the Rate Trend of the Week on the Freight Talk blog.

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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.

April's Average Rate Increases 12¢

Compared to March, the national average flatbed rate in April increased 12¢ to $2.65 per mile. Flatbed rates are 58¢ higher than they were in April 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: 5/14/2018 – Next update: 5/15/2018

National Average Rates Spot Rates Chart - Truck Graphic
4/21 $2.64
4/28 $2.65
5/5 $2.72
5/12 $2.71
Fuel Prices
+2.2% $3.24 / gallon