Best and worst states for outbound freight

If you’re looking for loads on the spot market, you’d do well to get yourself to Texas. For the first half of 2018, freight brokers posted more truck loads there than any other state in the country.

It’s been a wide variety of freight, too. Texas was the top state for all three major trailer types: Dry van, refrigerated van ("reefer") and flatbed.

Below are the top five and bottom five states for outbound loads posted on DAT load boards so far this year (not counting Alaska and Hawaii, though we do get freight posted in those states).


Top 5

  1. Texas
  2. Georgia
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Ohio
  5. Illinois
Bottom 5
  1. Wyoming
  2. Vermont
  3. Montana
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Delaware


Top 5
  1. Texas
  2. California
  3. Georgia
  4. Illinois
  5. Pennsylvania
Bottom 5
  1. Rhode Island
  2. Montana
  3. Wyoming
  4. Vermont
  5. New Hampshire


Top 5
  1. Texas
  2. Alabama
  3. Arkansas
  4. Illinois
  5. Georgia
Bottom 5
  1. Rhode Island
  2. Delaware
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Vermont
  5. North Dakota

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan is the editor of DAT Carrier News. He has more than 10 years of journalism experience.

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