"The number of van and refrigerated load posts on the spot truckload freight market have been flat recently—not dramatic but good signs for the economy, considering that February is a slow month for freight movements.
Unless you're a flatbed hauler.
The demand for trucks to move construction materials, machinery, and other flatbed loads has been off the charts lately. Flatbed load-to-truck ratios have been rising since November and hit an all-time peak as I write this in mid-March. The national average flatbed ratio was 88.5 during the week ending March 10, meaning there were 88.5 available flatbed loads for every truck. That figure was 29 in November."
Read more information here: Trucking Trends: Flatbed Freight on a Steep Incline – Mark Montague, Cargo Business News Trucking Trends: Flatbed Freight on a Steep Incline – By Mark Montague
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