November Freight Trends

ZMac Transportation examines available load trends across the country to help evaluate market capacity. A few months ago, we highlighted the available loads INBOUND from a regional area perspective. This month we snapshot the average number of available loads OUTBOUND to those regions. The accompanying chart details the average number of available loads has continued to drop.  After peaking to a … Read More

October 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac Transportation examines available load trends across the country to help evaluate market capacity. A few months ago, we highlighted the available loads OUTBOUND from a regional area perspective. This month we snapshot the average number of available loads INBOUND to those regions. The accompanying chart details the average number of available loads inbound to geographic regions in the past … Read More

September 2014 Freight Trends

Through the month of September, the number of available loads has continued to drop to some of the lowest levels we have seen for the year. While this month’s drop was not precipitous, it was steady with only a few weekly increases. As we examine outbound freight traffic across the country, you can see in the accompanying chart that not … Read More

August 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac August 2014 Freight Trends - Regional Trending FSD Loads Outbound

  At the end July, available loads dropped to the lowest level of the year.  Over the month of August, the number of available loads has remained fairly steady with no dramatic increases or decreases.   We have often noted specific areas that experience sharp changes in the number of available loads.  We typically examine a snapshot of the past … Read More

July Freight Trends

ZMac July 2014 Freight Trends - ZMac Capacity Analysis TOtal Available Loads

  At the end of June, we noted the number of available loads started to decline slightly after experiencing the highest level seen for the year.  The decline continued much more sharply in July, as available loads dipped to the lowest level since February of this year.  The accompanying chart shows the dramatic change in available flatbed loads nationwide since … Read More

June Freight Trends

ZMac June 2014 Freight Trends - Trending FSD Loads OUTBOUND

  The month of June started with a sharp rise in the number of available loads, slightly eclipsing the highest level for the year seen at the end of March.  However, the rise was short lived as available loads have slowly dropped the remaining days of the month. The impact of this high level of load availability is largely realized … Read More

May 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac May 2014 Freight Trends - ZMac Volatility Analysis Largest Increases in Available Loads

  The month of May was a relatively steady month as the number of available loads remained similar to the previous month.  Nationwide, the highest and lowest total number of available loads varied less than 10% in either direction from the month’s average. A few months ago we noted the volatility of demand in several areas across the country.  Back … Read More

April 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac Freight Trends April 2014 - Trending Increases / Decreases - 90-Day Average # of Available Loads OUTBOUND

  Since the start of the New Year, the number of available loads has climbed dramatically.  We experienced a small drop in available loads going into the Easter weekend; however, the upward momentum continued after the holiday weekend.  The Great Lakes and Atlantic areas continue to have strong gains in available “outbound” loads. In our efforts to deliver outstanding service … Read More

March 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac March 2014 Freight Trends - ZMac Volatility Analysis - Largest Increases in Available Loads March 2014

  Over the past month, the number of available loads has continued to climb, peaking at double the highest total seen last summer.  The Great Lakes and South Atlantic areas continue to have strong gains in available ‘outbound’ loads. The economic model of ‘supply and demand’ plays an important role in price determination in our market.   The chart below illustrates … Read More

February 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac February 2014 Freight Trends

  Over the past month, the Great Lakes area has continued to have strong gains in available “outbound” loads.  South Bend, Joliet, Gary, Ft. Wayne and Chicago areas are the top five gainers the past two months. Conversely, the Northwest areas have experienced the most significant decreases in available loads the past two months.  Spokane, Portland, Medford, Pendleton and Seattle … Read More