Flatbed Rates - Truck Dispatcher Training

Flatbed Rates

Let us give you a quick statistics for flatbed drivers: There are over 1,134,668 flatbed truck drivers currently employed in the United States of America. This fact may surprise you but the average age of an employed flatbed truck driver is 48 years old.

We have a question for  you, ready?

What do you think about the percentage of women who are flatbed drivers?

The answer is pretty predictable and most drivers are men, the percentage is 95.2%, while 4.8% of all flatbed truck drivers are women. Flatbed truck drivers are paid an average annual salary of $61,205. Then what place is considered to be the most profitable for this kind of driver? Ta-da! Isn’t Wyoming the best state for flatbed truck drivers to live? It definitely is! FT drivers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

National average flatbed rates are currently $3.35 per mile, $.06 lower than the June average. The Southeast has the highest average flatbed rates at $3.68 per mile; the lowest rates are in the West, with an average of $2.89 per mile. Nationally, load-to-truck ratios are at 23.00, compared to 33.49 on June 26th. Load ratios remain high throughout the country. 

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