Weekly Freight Market Update: It’s a Shipper’s Market in The South
Industry Insights, Shippers • Published on January 26, 2019
While a series of winter storms have impacted freight from coast to coast, with highway closures surrounding some major freight markets, the soft marketplace continues to show a surplus of capacity nationwide. According to FreightWaves, national tender rejections have remained stagnant, while tender volumes have decreased 3.5%.
Tender Rejection Index for Shippers
Monday, January 17 saw the largest single day volume decrease on record (holidays excluded) with the National Tender Rejection Index dropping almost 3%.
Mid-January is typically a lull for freight, but this year is far less volatile than January 2018. According to DAT, volume nationwide is comparable to 2018 but added capacity has allowed Dry Van spot rates to fall this month.
Texas a record this week reaching an all time floor in tender rejection percentage at 4.82% for the state. Rates are following suit and remaining low for all outbound Texas freight.
Georgia also set a state record low for tender rejections. Florida followed suit, recording tender rejections 67% lower than the same time last year. In fact, some carriers are seeing shippers putting contracted freight to the spot market to undercut primary rates.
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