Trucking rates per mile 2023 | October

This blog highlights various truck freight rates like Dry Van, Reefer, Flatbed, and cross border trucking rates, providing insights into the current freight rates per mile in October 2023 for the US and Canada. 

Dry Van Rates Per Mile

US:

The current national dry van rate per mile is $2.09, a $0.02 decrease from the August average (2.11). And the current national load-to-truck ratio is 2.78.

The Midwest region has the highest average van rates, at $2.32 per mile. With an average rate of $1.92 per mile, the Northeast has the lowest rates.

Dry Van Rates Per Mile of October

Canada:

In Canada, the average dry van rate per mile is $2.76 CAD.

Reefer Rates Per Mile

US:

Reefer freight rates are down by $.06 from the September average (2.52) to an average of $2.46 per mile. The capacity of a national reefer is 3.43 loads-to-truck.

At $2.81 per mile, the Midwest has the highest average reefer rates and Southeast has the lowest average rate, at $2.18 per mile.

Reefer Rates Per Mile of October

Canada:

The average reefer rate per mile in Canada is $3.19 CAD.

Flatbed Rates Per Mile

US:

The current national average flatbed rate per mile is $2.49, which is $.02 less than the average from September (2.51). The load-to-truck ratio as of right now is 6.94.

The Midwest has the highest flatbed rates, averaging $2.68 per mile while the West has the lowest average of $2.28 per mile.

Flatbed Rates Per Mile of October

Canada:

The flatbed charge per mile is $3.14 CAD on average.

Comparison of US Canada Trucking Rates Per Mile

TYPEUSA (In USD)CANADA (In USD)COMPARISON
Dry Van Rates Per Mile$2.09$1.99US: ⬆︎$0.01 Canada: ⬇︎$0.01
Reefer Rates Per Mile$2.46$2.30US: ⬆︎$0.16 Canada: ⬇︎$0.16
Flatbed Rates Per Mile$2.49$2.26US: ⬆︎$0.23 Canada: ⬇︎$0.23 

Top Cross border lane rates for October

I Ontario to Pennsylvania 

There are three major markets in the Ontario region – Toronto, London & Ottawa, and four markets in the Pennsylvania region – Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh market. 

  • Among the lanes that originate from Toronto to Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh market has the highest average rate per mile of $2.9 dollars and Allentown has the lowest rate per mile of $2.29 only.
  • With an average rate per mile of $3.17, the Pittsburgh market led all lanes that begin from London to Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia market paid the lowest average during this time, just $2.50 per mile.
  • The Allentown market has the highest average charge per mile of $3.24. With an average payment of just $2.63 per mile the Pittsburgh market paid the least among the lanes from Ottawa to Pennsylvania.

The towards and backhaul trucking rates per mile for all the lanes from Ontario to Pennsylvania for the month of October is represented below:

Ontario to Pennsylvania trucking rates per mile

II Ontario to New Jersey

There are three major markets in the Ontario region – Toronto, London & Ottawa, and one market in the New Jersey region – Elizabeth market. With an average of $3.19 dollars, Ottawa to Elizabeth market becomes the highest paid one in the Ontario to New Jersey region.

The trucking rates per mile for all the lanes from Ontario to New Jersey for the month of October is represented below:

Ontario to New Jersey trucking rates per mile

III Ontario to Connecticut

Hartford is the only market in the Connecticut region. The market between Ottawa to Hartford is the most profitable, paying an average of $2.76 per mile, while the market from Toronto to Hartford pays the least, $2.38.

Refer the following chart for the towards and backhaul trucking rates per mile for the month of October.

Ontario to Connecticut rates per mile

IV Ontario to Massachusetts

Massachusetts has two markets Springfield and Boston. October’s highest average rate per mile was $2.7 from Ottawa to Springfield, while the lowest rate per mile was $2.45 from London to Boston.

This chart depicts the trucking rates per mile of the lanes from Ontario to Massachusetts.

Ontario to Massachusetts trucking rates

For more information refer to the DAT‘s official website.

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