Rates see big gains in June, hit 2016 high marks

Updated Jul 10, 2016

image (28)Rates in all three major truckload segments saw big gains in June, according to monthly per-mile spot market rate data from Truckstop.com, though per-mile spot market rates remain well below 2014 and 2015 averages.

Van rates saw the largest gains, climbing 14 cents a mile on average nationwide, according to Truckstop.com’s data. Paid rates in the segment (verified rates paid by brokers to carriers) averaged $1.97 in June, marking van’s highest per-mile rate average this year. Rates in the segment were still down 24 cents from the same month last year:

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Reefer rates grew 11 cents in the month, per Truckstop.com, climbing to $2.19 a mile — their highest point so far in 2016. Compared to June 2015, reefer rates were down 19 cents:

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Lastly, flatbed rates jumped 4 cents to $2.12 a mile, another 2016 high mark. Year over year, however, flatbed rates are down 20 cents:

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