MarketFIT, from Express Freight, is the first tool of its kind that allows carriers to use data to quickly identify the most favorable and competitive freight markets in the US.

All of our clients have access to in-depth dashboards on over 125 markets across the US and countless lanes between these markets.

Now, let’s see a snapshot of live data from this week to give you an upper hand as you plan your routes and negotiate rates. Contact us at 877.697.0605, if you’re interested in getting access to the full platform.

MarketFIT Platform Overview

Here is an overview of the MarketFIT platform provided by Dan Hadley, CEO of Express Freight Finance.

If it’s your first time here, we encourage you to have a watch to see how powerful this data can be when you put it to work inside your business.

Market Highlight: Amarillo, TX

This week, we recognize Amarillo, TX for securing the spot as #1 in our Top Ten Weekly Gainers, with an overall FIT Score of 23.32, Amarillo is up 12.91 from last week. Amarillo has experienced a turbulent Q1 and appears on the rise in early Q2, against market lows. Explore the latest map updates for key insights into the evolving dynamics of this week’s market.

Market Snapshot: Gaining Momentum In The East

This week, we see the overall Market plateau while key areas continue spiking activity.

The US MarketFIT score, sitting at 3.08 is continuing to level out, reflecting the overall market lows as we head into Q2. Against the red, some areas of increasing activity we see are: Dubuque, IA, Rock Island, IL, and Tifton, GA.

Lane Rates: Despite Market Steadying, Lane Rates in Key Areas Gain Traction

Q2 continues to show that the Lane Rates Dashboard signals increased activity, especially in Southern California, up through Chicago, and into Boston. Notably, these regions show high levels of activity, while the Northwestern parts of the U.S. remain relatively quiet. As we enter into Q2, these areas are witnessing a surge in activity.

  • Lane Rate Activity in Key Areas:
  • Harrisburg, PA – Boston, MA (Avg. Rate per Mile: $3.81)
  • Ontario, CA – Salt Lake City, UT (Avg. Rate per Mile: $3.30)
  • Chicago, IL – Detroit, MI (Avg. Rate per Mile: $3.76)

Carriers planning routes heading Southwest or Northeast this week can anticipate a positive outlook, even as rates remain flat from last week in crucial lanes. 

We’ll keep an eye out to determine if these key markets continue to move and how they shift in April.

Load Availability & Lane Rates Dashboard

Available to all of our clients is a load board integrated directly into MarketFIT that not only shows you the rates but also helps you find the best available loads quickly.

Below is a highlight of what that data looks like across key markets.

We have data in MarketFIT on 135 critical markets across the entire United States.

You can learn more about MarketFIT and request a demo by visiting MarketFIT.