Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

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You can imagine what kind of damage that can do to buildings and highways, let alone a truck, so if you are in or near the Gulf Coast of Florida or Alabama, or anywhere in the path of the storm, PLEASE seek shelter and make safety your one and only priority.

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

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That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. There are black ice warnings for Alabama and Georgia. Storms freeze freight flows. Winter storms can have a big impact on regional freight moves, especially during a busy season.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Alabama.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Alabama.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Alabama.

Last-Minute Christmas Freight Boosts Truckload Volume

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Freight brokers offered four days’ worth of loads for vans, and five days' worth of loads for reefers, but most truckers were not interested in working even the full four days. Rates were affected by weather as well as last-minute freight shipments in the days before Christmas.

Vans Find Freight in the South, as Reefers Head West

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Freight volume is trending up in some key lanes, a signal that rates may turn around this week or next. The Southeast is hot for vans , and the map shows high load-to-truck ratios in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missisippi and Alabama.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

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Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Flatbeds saw rising freight volume and rates in the Southwest and a handful of Southeastern markets. Flatbed freight is strongest in the Southeast region, but not in the usual locations.

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5 Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

Supply Chain is just one of our five main categories we are covering all this week, which consist of: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation. In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch. We continue our "Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015.So Far" series today highlighting supply chain blog posts.

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Supply Chain Disruptions? Everything’s Clearer with the Right TMS Technology

TMC

Raw material shortages lead to delays in production, which decreases your lead time and makes your freight more critical than usual. it’s watermelon season in Alabama, so carrier capacity is suddenly an added constraint.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

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ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Lean Leadership: The Importance of Having All the Information

LeanCor

At one point, the air conditioner on our bus broke down in the hottest part of Alabama, forcing everyone to retreat into the nearest fast-food restaurant to avoid the heat. We get phone calls from suppliers who say things such as, “the freight doesn’t fit on the truck and it is due at 6:00am tomorrow to a location 500 miles away.” The default reaction is to panic and set up a recover for this freight with a dedicated truckload within the next minute.

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Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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Alabama. Alabama. #27. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report

5 best bets for running reefers

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As we begin the second quarter of the year, I've noticed that freight volumes have picked up in the van and flatbed segments, but the reefer segment continues to be a drag on the overall freight picture.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

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2015 Truckload Contract Rates Rise, as Spot Rates Fall

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In 2015, those large fleets were well positioned to handle a larger portion of the freight. As contract carriers expanded capacity, fewer loads flowed to the spot market and its freight brokers and 3PLs. Freight Rates

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Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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Shippers and freight brokers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: "L.A. Flatbeds will find loads more easily in Alabama , Arkansas , or Texas.) Van fleets are singing a song about California, where freight is strong and getting stronger.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

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New Overtime Rules "A Slap in the Face" to Freight Brokers. New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

Increased traffic in shipping, rail, and road will likely mean more congestion and delays in coming years, at least until countries can innovate and mitigate congestion (see our articles on shipping congestion and China’s freight rail ). Sweet Home Alabama. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured manufactured goods over the next decade.

With New Fuel Tax Looming, Here’s a Way Logistics Directors can ‘C’ their ‘A’

Supply Chain Collaborator

The reporting suggests that lawmakers there are feeling emboldened by recent fuel tax hikes in Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma, and may follow suit accordingly.

Where Did the Loads Go?

DAT Solutions

But van load availability returned to mid-November levels last week, as a 25% decline in load posts reversed a big, post-Thanksgiving gain in spot market freight. Reefer freight was also quiet last week , as fresh food shipments hit a brief lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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ELDs Add to Pressure on Driver Pay and Truckload Costs

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Shippers are already paying more, sometimes a lot more, to move freight, and driver compensation will soon follow that upward trajectory, as relationships between carriers and their workers are reshaped by the ELD mandate and industry expansion. Where does that leave freight brokers?