The national average SONAR NTI National Truck Load Index is at $2.91 a mile.
However, there are still some good-paying spot market loads out there paying well over this number. That is why it is called an average.
The average score at the Inaugural America’s Trucker Golf Tournament was about -2.91 strokes.
You are correct, that means absolutely nothing and is completely irrelevant.
What isn’t irrelevant is the fine work USA Truck is doing for Folds of Honor. Six college scholarships were awarded to children of disabled and deceased veterans.
USA Truck, doing the Lord’s work. Thanks to Tim Guin and James Reed for inviting us out to the event!
For those of you looking for a load out of Roanoke, Virginia check out the SONAR Market Dashboard.
I am using simple yet effective logic.
Blue to Blue!
The blue markets have the freight and upward pressure on rates per mile.
Columbus, Ohio is blue on the map in the upper right corner. And the rate per mile is $3.70; a great rate and well above the average.
Since I’m going to a blue market, I know I can get another load at a good rate.
My final destination for the weekend is Atlanta, Georgia, a blue market as well, so let’s cruise straight on home at $3.11 per mile – $0.20 over the national average.
Even if you’re not ending in Atlanta, it is the largest freight market in the country and it is BLUE.
What does blue mean?
Get loaded and get paid!
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