Lincoln's Logs: Outbound volumes spike in Atlanta market

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Lincoln’s Logs. Today we’re going to focus on the Atlanta market, as Outbound Tender Volumes (OTVI) have spiked almost 15% in the last few days, bringing the total Market Share (OTMS) for Atlanta to almost 4.3% of the entire US freight market. Now, Atlanta is still a negative Headhaul market (HAUL), but just by a few percentage points. We’ve seen the Headhaul index come up to equilibrium this week, and today dropping to a -7.85, but up from a -30 last week. 

What does this mean for you? This means freight is abundant out of the Atlanta markets. Even though there is a lot of inbound volume, the amount of outbound volume should make it pretty easy to find loads. Atlanta loads going to the Midwest have seen the largest tender rejection numbers, but really those are just slightly above the national average. I would accept loads into the Atlanta market as you should be able to get out relatively easily. Don’t try to push too hard on rates, as there is a slight excess of trucks in that market. 

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I look forward to hearing from you soon!