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Market Update: July 12, 2018

Posted by Tyler Hoffmeister on 7/12/18 7:04 AM

 

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 and begin affecting Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio.

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Market Update: June 27, 2018

Posted by Tyler Hoffmeister on 6/27/18 1:56 PM

 

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 orders coupled with the approaching holiday. "As a shipper, being flexible with carriers/drivers will help in these market conditions," says Brian McIntyre, Director of Operations at Sheer. "Since equipment is hard to come by, you don't want to limit yourself."

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