Trucking rates per mile 2023

The month of December is quite interesting when compared to November especially with the trucking rates per mile. Let’s explore the different truck freight rates, such as Dry Van, Reefer, Flatbed, and cross-border trucking rates.

Dry Van Rates Per Mile

US:

Currently, the average national dry van rate per mile is $2.10, which is a $0.02 increase from November’s average of $2.08. The dry van load-to-truck ratio as of November 2023 is 2.12.

At $2.35 per mile, the Midwest has the highest average van rates. The lowest rates are found in the Northeast, where the average fee is $1.92 per mile.

Dry Van Rates Per Mile

Canada:

The average dry van rate per mile in Canada is $2.76 CAD.

Reefer Rates Per Mile

US:

Reefer freight rates were $2.43 per mile, which is $.06 less than the November average of $2.49. A national reefer has a 3.16 loads-to-truck capacity.

At $2.80 per mile, the Midwest has the highest average reefer rates and Northeast has the lowest average rate, at $2.13 per mile.

Reefer rates per mile

Canada:

The reefer rate per mile is $3.19 CAD on average.

Flatbed Rates Per Mile

US:

The average flatbed rate per mile across the US is currently $2.42, which is $.02 less than the average from November (2.44). The flatbed load-to-truck ratio as of November 2023 is 5.52.

At $2.67 per mile on average, the Midwest has the highest flatbed rates, while the West has the lowest average, at $2.21 per mile.

Flatbed rates per mile

Canada:

The average flatbed rate per mile in Canada is $3.14 CAD.

Comparison of US Canada Trucking Rates Per Mile

TYPEUSA (In USD)CANADA (In USD)COMPARISON
Dry Van Rates Per Mile$2.10$1.99US: ⬆︎$0.11Canada: ⬇︎$0.11
Reefer Rates Per Mile$2.43$2.30US: ⬆︎$0.13Canada: ⬇︎$0.13
Flatbed Rates Per Mile$2.42$2.26US: ⬆︎$0.16Canada: ⬇︎$0.16

Top Cross border lane rates for December

I Ontario to Pennsylvania 

In the Pennsylvania region, there are four major markets: Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh market; in the Ontario region, there are three significant markets: Toronto, London, and Ottawa. 

  • Philadelphia has the lowest average charge per mile of $2.34 only, while Pittsburgh has the highest average rate per mile of $2.83 among the lanes that go from Toronto to Pennsylvania.
  • The Pittsburgh market leads all lanes that start from London to Pennsylvania with an average fee per mile of $2.95. With an average payment of just $2.44 per mile throughout this period, the Philadelphia market paid the least.
  • With an average rate per mile of $3.39, the Allentown market has the highest rate. The Philadelphia market paid the lowest of all the lanes from Ottawa to Pennsylvania, averaging only $2.62 a mile.

The following represents the trucking rates per mile for both the towards and backhaul for all lanes from Ontario to Pennsylvania in December:

Trucking rates per mile 2023

II Ontario to New Jersey

The Ontario area comprises three primary markets, namely Toronto, London, and Ottawa, while the New Jersey region has only one market, the Elizabeth market. The market from Ottawa to Elizabeth pays the highest average of $3.48 per mile, while Toronto to Elizabeth pays the lowest, $2.16 per mile in the Ontario to New Jersey region.

Below is a representation of the trucking rates per mile for all lanes leading from Ontario to New Jersey in December:

Trucking rates per mile 2023

III Ontario to Connecticut

The lone market in the Connecticut area is Hartford. With an average rate per mile of $3.10, the market from Ottawa to Hartford is the most lucrative whereas the market from Toronto to Hartford is the least profitable, only $2.43 per mile.

For the month of December, please refer to the chart below for the towards and backhaul trucking rates per mile.

Trucking rates per mile 2023

IV Ontario to Massachusetts

Boston and Springfield are the two markets in Massachusetts. From Ottawa to Boston, the average rate per mile in December was $3.15, while from London to Springfield, it was $2.04.

The trucking rates per mile of the lanes from Ontario to Massachusetts are shown in this chart.

Trucking rates per mile 2023

That is a wrap for December. Check out our previous blog to know the November month’s trucking rates per mile.

Note: All information is from DAT. For more information, visit their official website.

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