Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

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Rates were hurt by changes in the mix of cargo. DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. If you have a good roundtrip, say, between Houston and Ft Worth or Houston and Oklahoma City, you don’t want to mess with it, especially if you can do the 900-mile trip in two days, including load and unload times.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. Some shippers preferred to deliver cargo there by sea, bypassing the Los Angeles-area ports altogether. Denver to Oklahoma City plummeted 24¢ to $1.38/mile. Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.