Posted on 08 Mar, 2017
Categories: Freight Rates
Demand for flatbed trucks continued to climb ahead of where it normally is for this time of year. Even California joined the party last week, with higher than normal activity.
Darker-colored states have higher load-to-truck ratios, meaning that there's less competition for flatbed loads in those states.
There’s a whole lot of dark green in the Hot States Map above. Flatbed rates got the biggest boosts last week out of Atlanta, Memphis and Baltimore, and flatbed loads have been plentiful in Houston.
Top 5 for Flatbed Load Posts
2. Jackson, MS
3. Shreveport, NO
4. Decatur, AL
5. Little Rock, AR
NOT SO HOT
Phoenix and Las Vegas volumes have been low, which helps explain why Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico are the only pale-colored states in the map above. Cleveland has also been softer than other major flatbed markets this winter. The lane from Pittsburgh to Houston was surging a couple weeks ago, but it came back down to earth last week.
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