Heavy Duty Truck Rate Varies
The flatbed market continued to be the brightest of the three major spot truckload sectors last week, according to new numbers released by DAT Solutions, based on activity from its load boards. The national average spot rate for flatbed freight hit $1.96 per mile during the week ending Feb. 11. That performance marked the fourth straight week of increases and a 4-cent jump compared to the previous week. Some rates were well over the $2 mark, and we have noted some exceptional rates here:
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-Baltimore, $2.53 per mile
- Rock Island, Illinois-Cleveland, $2.28 per mile
- Atlanta-Memphis, $2.17 per mile
All reported rates include fuel surcharges.