Flatbed booms as rates stay strong in April

Flatbed rates soared again in April, likely due to a rebounding construction market that saw an increase in activity as weather warmed in Capture-grapha2the month and leading the way in April rate activity.

The per-mile spot market rate for flatbed rose another 5 cents in the month to $2.25, according to data released this week by Internet Truckstop, setting an all-time high for the second straight month. Flatbed rates in April were 19 cents higher than the same month in 2013 and 14 cents higher than February 2012.

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