DAT Solutions: Top 10 spot freight locations in 2016

| Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Freight in 2016 ebbed and flowed, but those hauling loads in and out of Atlanta may have experienced a better year than most. According to DAT Solutions, Atlanta was the No. 1 location to find spot truckload freight last year.

Atlanta took the No. 1 spot in both van loads and refrigerated loads categories. Little Rock secured the top spot for flatbed loads.

Below are the rankings based on an analysis of more than 100 million annual freight matches and a database of $33 billion of market transactions on the DAT network load boards:

Van loads:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Houston
  3. Chicago
  4. Dallas
  5. Charlotte, N.C.
  6. Memphis, Tenn.
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Cleveland
  9. Elizabeth, N.J.
  10. Indianapolis

Refrigerated loads:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Chicago
  3. Elizabeth, N.J.
  4. Dallas
  5. Twin Falls, Idaho
  6. Charlotte
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  9. Joliet, Ill.
  10. Philadelphia

Flatbed loads:

  1. Little Rock, Ark.
  2. Shreveport, La.
  3. Mobile, Ala.
  4. Jackson, Miss.
  5. Cleveland
  6. Decatur, Ill.
  7. Houston
  8. Montgomery, Ala
  9. Birmingham, Ala.
  10. Spokane, Wash. 

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