Posted on 16 Dec, 2015
Categories: Freight Rates
Tags: carrier, owner-operator
Remember the good old days? Like, two weeks ago? We were riding high on a big surge in rates around Thanksgiving, but that surge was a little short-lived. Load posts on DAT TruckersEdge trailed off a bit, and the national van rate slipped 5¢ to $1.72/mile, a little above where we were before Thanksgiving.
A few lanes improved last week, like the 330-mile lane from Columbus to Buffalo. The average price for a van load on that lane was up 16¢ to $2.85 per mile. Other lanes rose in one direction, but fell on the backhaul, so the roundtrip rate didn’t improve.
Worst Lane in America?
A couple high-volume lanes dipped below the dreaded buck-a-mile.
- Denver to L.A. averaged just 97¢ per mile (L.A. to Denver was $2.18/mile)
- Lakeland, FL, to Atlanta was 95¢ per mile (Atlanta to Lakeland was $2.39/mile)
See the average rates for the lanes you run by upgrading to TruckersEdge Enhanced Rates are based on real transactions between brokers and carriers.