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Full Truckload Market Rates:  Hot States Indicator 

Posted On 18th July 2017

FTL Spot Market Indicators To get an idea of the FTL or “spot” market, look at the “Hot States” chart below.  This shows the ratio of Loads to Trucks.  It’s easy to cover loads out of states like Massachusetts, with a ratio of 2.0, while South Carolina with a ratio of 8.0 it is much harder. However, this isn't the whole story. In Massachusetts, for example, there are more trucks than loads but look more closely at a state like Montana where the ratio is 1.1.  This might lo ...