I don’t need to tell you how cool it is where you live..you’re there. I can tell you back in my ‘homeland’ in the state of Iowa, I have friends who are shooting super soakers into the air and making snow, the air is so cold (-14 in Des Moines, Iowa, where I lived until last June). This cold air is going to be in place in the Midwest and Southeast through Friday but then things will begin to moderate…and turn warmer.
The 6 to 10 day forecast is calling for temps to be +8 to +15 over average throughout most of North Carolina and +5 to +8 through the rest of the states along the Dixie Pipeline. This will likely keep the pipeline from being put on allocation, in my opinion.
That said, we saw big liftings this weekend and I think that was the case for everyone in Apex: There were over 400 loads lifted there between 11:30am on Friday and 7:30am today, or just over six an hour.
The other terminals are not nearly as busy as what I am seeing in Apex, so I continue to hold out hope that the entire pipeline will not go on allocation. That said most every transportation company I speak with up and down the line is covered up right now and in a big way.