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How brokers navigate the summer doldrums

Jul 31, 2018 at 10:23 AM CST
During July, we saw turndowns fall apart across the country (OTRI.USA). OTRI, the Outbound Tender Rejection Index, measures the rate at which loads tendered by shippers are being rejected by carriers. The turndown rate indicates the relative balance of trucking capacity and freight demand in a market. The chart below compares turndowns in Los Angeles (white line), Dallas (blue line), and Atlanta (green line), three of the most important freight hubs in the United States: