Does It Feel Like The Market is Loosening Up?

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  1. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    Happy New Year to everyone on these forums!

    I had a quick question, does it feel like there are less loads available (or maybe more trucks available)? It may be antidotal, but my team is reporting that we are getting more calls on posted loads and that rates are starting to go down. Naturally I wanted to get the wisdom and perspective of the fine fellows (and ladies) of the Truckers Report Forums, so here we are.

    What do you all think?
     
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Yes, it happens every year at this time.
     
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  4. tlalokay

    tlalokay Medium Load Member

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    Sorry, but I couldn't resist- the word is "anecdotal". If only mere observations of cyclical slowdowns could be the "antidote" to them, that would be something...
     
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  5. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    Agreed, but with 2020 being such a weird year for the industry it is hard to make predictions with any degree of certainty.
     
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  6. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    Thank you! I typed it out and looked at it and thought "that doesn't look right, but the spell check is indicating that it is spelled right". Sadly I am notorious for errors like this, but it is what it is.
     
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  7. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW No Filter

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    I’ve noticed some areas are back to what is more normal, while others are still hot.
     
  8. tlalokay

    tlalokay Medium Load Member

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    I always got a kick out of how non-English speaking dispatchers misspell cuss words in text messages complaining about loads/customers/brokers, etc...Ahhh, good times....
     
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  9. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    Haha yes, nothing like a little unintentional hilarity in the midst of dealing with an upset human.
     
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  10. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    Yeah, it feels like it is still tough coming out of the ports, but most other regions are really loosening up.
     
  11. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    How many languages do you speak?
     
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