National average rates held steady for vans and reefers last week. Spot market loads on DAT Load Boards edged down 2 percent overall in volume, but demand increased for reefers, especially in the Southeast.
As noted, Miami and Atlanta are performing fairly well for reefers, depending on the destination. Furthermore, the run to Miami from Atlanta itself is paying an average of $2.24 per mile. The averages back out of Miami to Atlanta, however, tell a different story. The return trip averaged just $1.41 last week on DAT Load Boards.
Triangulating the run can pay off if timing allows. There are many possibilities. Charlotte offers the biggest selection of loads back to Atlanta, boosting your average rate by 31 cents per mile on the trip. You’ll also add 320 miles, for almost $1,100 more for the three days.