Entries by James Nash

Market Update: September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence has made landfall this morning rocking the Carolina coastlines. Capacity in the Southeast region has already tightened significantly, and with disaster relief (FEMA) on the horizon, capacity in other regions will start to tighten as well. Retail Peak season is in full swing causing tighter capacity and we expect that trend to continue […]

Market Update: September 7, 2018

Retail peak season has begun and will continue through the end of the year, causing capacity to tighten in all areas. Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on Wednesday which will decrease capacity and inflate rates in the Southern regions, but will have a ripple effect to surrounding regions as well. With Retail peak season and […]

Market Update: August 24, 2018

As we near September, we’re starting to see the annual retail surge, particularly on the West Coast, but we expect it to start affecting capacity in all regions soon. Capacity is going to tighten significantly for the upcoming Labor Day holiday. That coupled with the retail surge, we expect capacity to remain tighter for the […]

Market Update: August 17, 2018

As the summer freight boom declines, so are truckload rates across all modes. However, market conditions are starting to tighten in the Midwest region. We are expecting with the Labor Day holiday and the retail surge starting in the upcoming month that capacity will continue to tighten in all regions of the country. Rates Drop […]

4 Ways to Ease an Overworked Supply Chain

As e-commerce and the global economy continue to expand, supply chains everywhere feel the strain. According to the Institute of Supply Management, manufacturing activity grew again in February, marking the sector’s 18th consecutive month of growth. The institute also revealed that the overall economy has grown for 105 consecutive months since the recession of the […]

Market Update: July 26, 2018

As we near August, we’re finally seeing some relief from the tight capacity that defined most of May and June. Dry van, reefer and flatbed rates have dipped slightly from their record highs as a result of less loads flooding the market and more trucks becoming available. We expect the market to remain steady until […]

Market Update: July 12, 2018

The market remains relatively unchanged over the past couple weeks with significant tightness and high rates out of the South. We expect rates to begin leveling out and the southern produce season boom to subside in the coming weeks. If history is any guide, that will mean the capacity restrictions will slowly start moving Northwest […]

Market Update: June 27, 2018

Similar to last week, the market continues to be extremely tight in the Southeast due to a strong produce season. We’re also seeing capacity tighten in the Southwest and Texas with increasing delays getting trucks across the border into the US. We expect the market to continue to tighten in the coming weeks with end-of-month/end-of-quarter […]

Market Update: June 14, 2018

Spot Market Trends This June, everyone is feeling the effects of a tight market after Memorial Day weekend and last week’s annual Road Check. Flatbed prices have hit another record high at $2.81/mile and the reefer load to truck ratio rose 57% since last week. Demand Spikes in Dallas As the Los Angeles market begins […]

Market Update: June 7, 2018

Spot Market Trends Spot market rates are especially high this week as a result of rising fuel costs and a scarcity of trucks exacerbated by this week’s International Roadcheck. According to DAT, “the national averages for both van rates and reefer rates each increased 4¢ per mile, while the national flatbed rate continued to add to […]