tfl1According to data recently released by the load board, Internet Truckstop, per-mile rates on the spot market saw healthy increases in all three segments in February: flatbed, reefer and dry van. These increases sent rates to big year over year gains and set a record for dry van loads.

The rates follow small month-to-month drops in January, which could be blamed on the bad weather.

Internet Truckstop reports that dry van, which just topped the $2 mark for the first time in the middle of 2012, has now been above $2 for three months in a row and hit a record mark in February with a per-mile rate of $2.08. This was second all-time with only to July 2013′s $2.09 coming in higher.

Van rates only rose above $2 twice in 2013, and February’s number was 42 cents higher than the same month in 2013. The segment had an 8-cent increase from January’s $2.

The Reefer segment posted its highest rate since July in a 5-cent month-to-month increase, increasing the rate to $2.29 a mile. Reefer rates in February came in 41 cents higher than February 2013.

Flatbed, the steadiest of the three rates, had its highest month-to-month gain since May to June last year, climbing 4 cents to $2.011. Rates in that segment were 16 cents higher than the same month last year, which was a surprisingly large gap, considering its non-volatile nature.

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