5 Ways Peak Season Can Benefit You

July 11, 2019

UPS Peak Season kicks off in early November as retailers gear up for the holiday shopping season. As a UPS company, carriers in the Coyote network have unique access to UPS Peak loads. In addition to UPS, we have over 14,000 other shippers with holiday season freight needs, resulting in an influx opportunities. During Peak Season, our daily available load count increases by as much as a 20%.


Every year, carriers experience quantifiable success from leveraging our Peak Season opportunities, such as jump-starting their trucking company, growing their fleet 5X and moving as many as 800 trailer loads in one month. Beyond the proven track record of success during Peak, carriers love participating in Peak for five key reasons:

1) More Available Freight

Struggling to keep your trucks loaded and moving? Carriers in the Coyote network normally have access to 10,000+ loads per day, and during UPS Peak season, that number jumps to more than 12,000 loads per day on average.

2) Virtually No Wait Times

Most Peak loads are power-only with pre-loaded, drop trailers, eliminating costly and disruptive wait times. Less time waiting means more time on the road.

3) 24/7 Specialized Coyote Support

Carriers have access to a special 24/7 Peak support team at Coyote, so you and your drivers have expert help a call away.

4) Streamlined Technology Toolbox

Coyote technology makes it easy to book, track and invoice all Peak loads. We use an exception management system, along with electronic truck tracking, drastically reducing the number of check-in calls with drivers.

5) Single & Team Driver Opportunities

Do you or your drivers want to be home around the holidays? We offer two different types of Peak runs: local and expedited. Local runs are perfect for individual drivers who want to make shorter distance runs and be home every night. Expedited, on the other hand, is ideal for team drivers who want to cover longer distances.


Every year, carriers ask us how to get involved in UPS Peak Season and how they can move more Peak freight. We make getting involved easy with an annual bidding process. The Peak 2019 took place on August 7, 2019.

Please talk to your Coyote rep if you are interested in hauling Peak freight.

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