Occupy the Border!
From McAllen, Texas to San Diego, California the border markets are going to have a tight start to the week. The tightest markets are El Paso and Laredo.
How do I know?
The 3D map widget is set to show tender rejections in blue. The darker color markets represent tighter capacity. In these darker markets, shippers are having a harder time finding carriers as contract fleets are rejecting tender offers. These are a great place to get a better price on a load.
The map is also set to show volumes in its elevation. The taller markets have more loads.
So, tall and dark is the way to go, Hugh…
The chart to the right is a market table. It measures inbound and outbound loads and the willingness of contract carriers to haul those loads. In other words, it tells you if a market has loads and if it has the capacity to haul those loads.
The SONAR market table will help you spot trends and navigate the markets but, for this instance, we are going to concentrate on the far right – the outbound tender rejections index, or OTRI.
OTRI tells me if a market is in need of capacity. It is already filtered to show the tightest markets (relative change day-over-day) at the top.
McAllen, Laredo, El Paso, and San Antonio are all in the top 10 tight market movers this weekend.
Run for the border.
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