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Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

Zach Strickland, the “Sultan of SONAR,” curates the weekly market update. Zach is also one of FreightWaves’ Market Experts. With a degree in Finance, Strickland spent the early part of his career in banking before transitioning to transportation in various roles and segments, such as truckload and LTL. He has over 13 years of transportation experience, specializing in data, pricing, and analytics.
Nov - 2022 -
30 November
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

FreightWaves SONAR breaks down borders with rate benchmarking into Canada

FreightWaves has announced that SONAR customers can now see Canadian data within the Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) platform.

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19 November
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

Freight demand has not found the floor

Transportation demand continues to erode heading into the slowest months of the year. Could this be the bottom?

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16 November
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

FreightWaves SONAR releases new tools to measure the domestic truckload market

FreightWaves SONAR recently released two new market analysis tools that provide lane-level rate benchmarking capabilities and insight into the future state of the domestic truckload spot market. 

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12 November
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

Auto freight rolling strong as economy hits the brakes

The automotive industry has been going strong while other sectors of the economy are slowing. What are some of the reasons for this and how long will it last?

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Oct - 2022 -
29 October
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

Carriers will become own worst enemy as demand declines

Truckload contract rates have slowed their descent after a quick drop in August. What should we make of this as demand continues to ease?

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22 October
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

How far from the bottom are we?

Declining contract volumes may bring large carriers into the spot market, forcing spot rates into negative margin territory if they are not already there.

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08 October
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

Less-than-truckload rates continue to increase amid transportation downturn

The truckload market is already experiencing a rapid deterioration in pricing. How long until the LTL market recognizes this inevitability?

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01 October
Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

No disaster relief for spot rates

Carriers and brokers tend to have the weather on a TV somewhere in their facilities throughout hurricane season because of the dramatic impacts storms can have on their operations and bottom lines. Ian hit at a time when trucking will not be as reactive to this devastating storm.

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