National Freight Trends: November 11th – 20th 2018


In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we have seen increases in the reefer rates. The good news is with diesel prices on the decline we have seen competitive rates with van and flatbed trailers. Capacity still remains tight with shippers looking to move shipments before the holidays.

With your demand this high please consider reaching out to trusted freight brokers with suggestions on fulfilling your freight needs. As always, please reach out to me at with any questions you may have.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Trucks Type
Current Rates (Per Mile)
Previous Week

Van Trailer
$2.17 ↓ $2.22

Flatbed Truck
$2.54 ↓ $2.58

Reefer Truck
$2.62 ↑ $2.54

Rates are calculated by taking the mean of the current National rates from two respected load boards. These freight rates estimates displayed does not reflect the rates of freight that have special requirements.