August 2015 Freight Trends

ZMac August 2015 Freight Trends - ZMac Capacity Analysis Total Available Loads

  For the year to date, the number of available loads across the country have been far below the volume we experienced in 2014.  Since the start of June, available loads have dropped significantly.  You’ll see in the accompanying chart that there was a similar drop in June of last year, but the number of available loads was far greater … Read More

April 2015 Freight Trends

ZMac April 2015 Freight Trends - Trending FSD Loads INBOUND

  We noted last month that the number of available loads across the country rose sharply in March.  The month of April saw that surge level off and the number of available loads showed no significant gains and actually dropped a bit by the end of the month.  For April 2015, we are at approximately 60% of the volume we … Read More

March 2015 Freight Trends

ZMac March 2015 Freight Trends - Trending FSD Loads OUTBOUND

  The month of March continued the recent surge in available loads across the country.  Starting with the last week of January, available loads have steadily climbed to levels we have not seen since October of last year.  As such, we are now entering the time of the year where demand begins to stress capacity.   The accompanying reflects the … Read More

February 2015 Freight Trends

  The month of February brought positive news as the number of available loads gradually increased after being stuck in neutral most of the month of January.  After bottoming out in late January, the number of available loads is now creeping about the high mark we experienced immediately after the holidays. In past months, we examined the trending of available … Read More

January 2015 Freight Trends

We noted a few months ago that historically, the number of available loads across the country will drop significantly going into the end of year holiday season. We have certainly experienced that expected drop and available loads have begun to increase again in January; however, not nearly to the same degree as last year at this same time. We often … Read More

December Freight Trends

Over the past few months, diesel fuel costs have fallen quite significantly, much like gasoline prices. In fact, the Department of Energy reported on December 22nd that the price per gallon of diesel fuel dropped to its lowest level in four years. The accompanying chart details the monthly average cost of diesel fuel since 2009. You will notice that the … Read More

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

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