Flatbed freight regains footing in December

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Raleigh and Las Vegas made gains in the past week, while volumes have been above par for the month in Memphis and Houston. Memphis to St. Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

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In the Southeast, rates are rising in Atlanta and Charlotte , but Memphis outbound rate trends were mixed, with some lane rates increasing while others declined. Outbound rates are moving up in Raleigh, NC, and there’s lots of freight available.

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

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The Memphis market posted the biggest gains for October, with outbound flatbed rates up 10%. The biggest declines for the month were on lanes out of Raleigh and Baltimore.

Spring Comes Early for Flatbeds in the Southeast

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Outbound rates rose in Memphis and Atlanta , but fell in Raleigh and Birmingham. Spring is starting early for flatbeds in the Southeast and much of the Midwest. Heavy equipment and related materials are already moving to construction sites at the end of a mild winter.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Volumes had the steepest declines in Atlanta and Houston , but Memphis van load counts spiked 13%. Atlanta to Memphis paid 22¢ better at $1.93/mile. Memphis to Columbus was up 17¢ to $1.94/mile. Memphis to Dallas was also down 27¢ to $2.76/mile.

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

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Rates were up in both Atlanta and Memphis , and prices surged out of Charlotte. On the other hand, freight volume dropped by two-thirds on the lane from Atlanta to Raleigh , as flatbed freight couldn’t make it into those flooded areas.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Memphis to Atlanta was up 13¢ at an average of $2.23/mile. Atlanta to Raleigh added 39¢ to $2.39/mile. Rates out of Memphis were down after a strong drop in volumes. Memphis to Dallas was down 25¢ to $2.54/mile.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

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Rates improved in Dallas , Atlanta , and Memphis , as well as L.A. Atlanta , Memphis and Nashville were fairly quiet last week, and trends out of Roanoke were mixed. Four major lanes out of Raleigh had double-digit increases last week.

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Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

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FLATBED TRENDS: Load-to-truck ratios are high for flatbeds in the Southeast, but rates are drifting down in Atlanta and Memphis. Outbound rates plummeted 20% in Raleigh over the past month, including a drop of 12¢ per mile just last week.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

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Memphis outbound rates improved by 14¢ per mile to an outbound average of $2.46. The lane from Memphis to Dallas added 8¢ in just the last week to $2.29 One Southeast regional lane to avoid: Raleigh to Baltimore.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Memphis to Atlanta was up 13¢ at an average of $2.23/mile. Atlanta to Raleigh added 39¢ to $2.39/mile. Rates out of Memphis were down after a strong drop in volumes. Memphis to Dallas was down 25¢ to $2.54/mile.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

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Van demand has been growing in the South, and load counts were up in Atlanta and Memphis. Raleigh to Baltimore also paid 32¢ better on average at $2.61/mile, another rate that’s more typical for summer.