Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

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Farther north, outbound flatbed rates in Dallas are up 5% for the month. Rock Island, IL, to Minneapolis rose at an average of $3.71/mile. North Carolina and Virginia were especially affected by the winter weather this month, and prices fell out of Roanoke.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

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That means we can expact warmer, drier weather in the Southern band of states, and cool, wet weather in the North. With La Niña, the jet stream is pushed farther to the north. Guest blogger Kevin Selfe holds a BSc in Meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.