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

January 2014 Freight Trends

ZMac January 2014 Freight Trends

  Freight loads quickly regained pre-holiday volume after the New Year.  In the first week of 2014, load board postings jumped to the highest number since August 5th; an increase of 90% from the Friday after Christmas. Load volume into California has decreased in the past two months, reversing a statewide trend with the largest “inbound” gains throughout the fall. … Read More