Lincoln's logs: Reject loads into Cincinnati

Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves

Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves

FreightWaves’ Lincoln Duff delivered an insightful freight market tidbit from the Cincinnati market Tuesday, August 27.

Cincinnati has historically been a positive headhaul market, with more outbound freight than inbound. In the last few weeks, we've seen a pretty large shift as inbound volumes are up almost 30 percent from the average for the last year, and outbound volumes have dipped a bit from their averages as well.

This means finding spot loads in that area are going to be harder than normal. If you do have a load that takes you into Cincy, look at the surrounding markets for backhaul loads.

Indianapolis, Columbus, Evansville and Louisville are all positive on the Headhaul index, meaning there is plenty of outbound capacity to be had.

Image: FreightWaves’ SONAR

Image: FreightWaves’ SONAR