May 2016 Freight Trends

May 2016 ZMac Capacity Analysis - Total Available Loads Graph

After a strong start in the beginning of the year, the total number of available loads has leveled off and the month of May experienced a small decline. The accompanying chart shows the monthly average number of available loads nationwide since 2014. The trending is similar year over year; however, each year the monthly average has been lower than the … Read More

Welcome Our Newest Employees

ZMac Rob and Zack

As ZMac continues to grow, we welcome our newest employees, Rob and Zack! Rob and Zack join our Racine office in our Drayage and Operations departments, respectively. Help us welcome them! [ZMac Transportation Solutions] ZMac: Hi Rob! Hi Zack! As our newest employees, we’d like to welcome you to the team and introduce you to everyone. Let’s dive right in! … Read More

Meet Our Newest Employees – May 2016

ZMac Andy and Ruth

As ZMac continues to grow, we welcome our newest employees, Andy and Ruth! Andy and Ruth join our sales department in our Racine office. Help us welcome them both! [ZMac Transportation Solutions] ZMac: Hi Andy! Hi Ruth! As our newest employees, we’d like to welcome you to the team and introduce you to everyone. Let’s start with an easy question: … Read More

ZMac Celebrates March Birthdays

sloppy joes

Every month ZMac chooses one food holiday to commemorate the employees who have a birthday that month. In March, we celebrated National Sloppy Joe Day with homemade sloppy joes! Did you know? The sloppy joe can be traced back to Havana, Cuba in the early 1900s. Hunt’s revolutionized the sloppy joe with Hunt’s Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce. Sloppy joes were … Read More

Meet Our Newest Employees – April 2016

ZMac Employees Kerry and Randy

As ZMac continues to grow, we welcome our newest employees, Kerry and Randy! Kerry and Randy opened up our newest office in Atlanta, Georgia in March. Help us welcome them both! [ZMac Transportation Solutions] ZMac: Hi Kerry! Hi Randy! As our newest employees, we’d like to welcome you to the team and introduce you to everyone. Let’s start with something … Read More

April 2016 Freight Trends

ZMac April Freight Trends - Trending FSD Loads INBOUND

  The spring season is starting with positive signs for flatbed load demand. The month of March ended with a 50% gain in the number of available loads from the start of the month. This continues the steady increases we have seen since the start of the year. The accompanying chart reflects the variance in number of available inbound loads … Read More

March 2016 Freight Trends

ZMac Mach 2016 Freight Trends - Trending FSD Loads Outbound

In what is hopefully a positive sign for 2016, the number of available flatbed loads has climbed steadily since the start of the year.  Available loads have risen 86% from the 12/29/15 benchmark.  The current mark is now close to the level experienced in September of last year.  While that is good news, this is still at the lowest levels … Read More

January 2016 Freight Trends

ZMac January Freight Trends - ZMac Capacity Analysis Total Available Loads

  Looking back on this past year, the number of available loads nationwide was certainly disappointing.  The market never had the sustained tightening of capacity we had anticipated.  You’ll see in the accompanying chart comparing this year to last, the peaks and drops reflect similar patterns, but the number of available loads was far less than last year.  On average, … Read More

October 2015 Freight Trends

ZMac October 2015 Freight Trends - U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to decline to levels not experienced since 2010.  After a small increase in May and June of this year, the US average price has settled around $2.50/gallon the past two months. The adjacent chart shows that the lowest average monthly price since the start of 2012 was $3.72/gallon in July, 2012.   In the following 26 months, … Read More

September 2015 Freight Trends

ZMac Sept 2015 Freight Trends - Trending FSD Loads OUTBOUND

After a slow drop in available loads across the country in August, the month of September brought a slight increase in loads to match levels seen in late July. While that is positive, available loads this year are still far below levels experienced last year. The accompanying reflects the variance in number of available outbound loads the past two months … Read More