Loadsmart’s Director of Carrier Sales, Jordamn Abrams, breaks down what happened last week and what to expect this week in the freight market for less than 60 seconds.

This is a weekly series that brings the insights we use to get your shipments from A to B from our carrier sales floor to your home office.

What we saw last week

  • Really? Much of the same – Tender Volumes continue to increase and reaching 56% greater levels than last year.
  • Rejections are at 26% lead the way with RFR rejections sitting just under 39%
  • RFR freight is tight across the nation 
  • Tropical storm Laura had less of an impact to the freight market as expect. Although S LA did take on major damage with other markets taking on flooding and road closures.

What to look out for this week

  • Labor Day week is here. Expect a whole weeks worth of freight to ship in four days along with this years DOT Road check week. We call this a Double whammy! Expect capacity to tighten and rates to increase.
  • The major markets will be tight especially southern call, ATL, eastern PA and Houston.
  • Don’t take your eye off the weather forecast caused Hurricane season continues through November. Retail season soon follow  so don’t expect capacity to loosen anytime soon!

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