Flatbed Rates Set Another Record

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Demand for flatbed transportation has been off the charts for much of 2018. Lanes going to Wichita, KS , were down 34¢ to $2.81/mile. For a seven-week stretch in April and May, the national load-to-truck ratio was above 100 loads per truck. Flatbed ratios are often inflated because loads get reposted and truckers in that segment are the least likely to post their trucks, but those ratios were still unprecedented.