LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

Chainalytics Partners with Mexico-based Consulting Firm Tsol to Launch Intra-Mexico Freight Benchmarking Service

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 11, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence has entered into a strategic alliance with Tsol, a Mexico-based consulting firm and logistics technology provider, to deliver its freight rate benchmarking service within Mexico.

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Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February. Beyond bad weather and peak season, there are several other contributing factors for the air freight increase, including brisker world trade, burgeoning cross-border e-commerce, and air freight growth for several non-retail sectors.

How Does Atlanta's I-85 Bridge Collapse Affect Truckloads?

DAT Solutions

The collapse of a section of a bridge section on I-85 just north of Atlanta was shocking for two reasons: No injuries were reported, and its impact on spot market truckload freight has been and probably will be muted. Here's why: The "Downtown Connector" (I-75 and I-85) in Atlanta. 1) I-85 runs through Atlanta but isn't a major truck lane, since most trucks have to take I-285 to go around Atlanta, not through it.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. National Average Freight Rates. An abundance of capacity has caused van rates to move lower, even though freight volumes in 2019 are actually above previous years' levels.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

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On the other end of the supply chain, Atlanta volumes also rose 13% and rates are stabilizing in that market. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week. Part of that, though, is because there's even less freight leaving Florida than usual, so the inbound rates account for at least part of the potential deadhead miles on the roundtrip.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub. Rates rose in Columbus , as well, as population centers in the Northeast are receiving more freight from that direction. Stockton, CA , showed the least price movement among major freight markets last week, and outbound volumes there were off by 14%.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Despite delayed delivery times, rest assured that your freight is out of harm’s way and trust your carrier’s disaster preparedness. Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Volumes were strong after Memorial Day, particularly in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Reefer freight is in transition. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market. These will drop more in the coming weeks: Lakeland to Atlanta lost 36¢ at $1.95/mile, still modestly high.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Florida rates continued to slide: Miami to Atlanta dropped 40¢ to $1.29/mile, which is more typical for this time of year. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest. Potato shippers seem to be feeling the effects of the ELD protests that have been scattered across the country.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

But the South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion, and the industrial boom has been evident on DAT Load Boards. The top outbound lane from Greenville is a short hop over to Atlanta. Take advantage of emerging trends before they affect your business, by tapping into a wealth of data on freight availability, capacity and rates from DAT Solutions.

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (April 22, 2019) — Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence, is excited to be named a 2019 Provider to Watch by Spend Matters. “We’re Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

DAT Solutions

Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date.

Prepare to Master Supply Chain Challenges in 2019!

Supply Chain Network

With rising customer expectations, changing business models, cut-throat competition and the influx of technologies, it’s critical that you prepare your supply chain to address challenges such as the capacity crunch, last mile strategies, balancing of costs, digital freight market opportunities and navigating the ecommerce maze. Join the industry elite at next year’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta – June 10-12 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Dog days of summer freight?

DAT Solutions

This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year. Van volumes rose in key places like Atlanta, Los Angeles and Houston, which kept outbound rates stable those markets and could be an early sign that prices are turning a corner. Atlanta to Chicago also lost 16¢ at $1.85/mile.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

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Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers. Press Release Transportation Beneficial Cargo Owners Ocean Carrier Ocean Freight Procurement

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

Big weather events like this usually affect the spot freight market in three stages. Before the storm , there’s urgency to move freight into the area or out of the way of the storm’s path. FEMA and other emergency responders will move freight to temporary warehouses just outside the storm zone, waiting until road conditions are stable. Some of those loads are already being tendered to freight brokers and 3PLs, who post them on DAT load boards.

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions. Lakeland to Atlanta surged 58¢ to $2.96/mile. Miami to Atlanta was also up 39¢ to $3.11/mile. Chicago to Atlanta declined 24¢ to $2.50/mile, as rates rose on northbound lanes out of Atlanta.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

DAT Solutions

Of the 13 major van freight markets tracked weekly in DAT Trendlines , only Memphis had an average outbound rate above $2.00/mile last week. Dallas is the top destination for loads, but Texas is in a freight slump. Instead, try the lane from Memphis to Atlanta, averaging $2.18/mile. Atlanta is the number-one market for outbound loads, even though its load-to-truck ratio of 0.7 MINNEAPOLIS: The Upper Midwest has been strong for van freight thanks to fall harvests.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August. Instead of tapering off after October, as retail freight did in years past, a boom market emerged for truckload transportation in November and December.

Peak season is coming for freight

DAT Solutions

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. The activity on the DAT Load Board shows how the new freight trends play out, and we should see rates rising in December, though probably not as high as they were in June. We usually look at the load-to-truck ratio as a way to measure how hot demand is for freight – the number of load post divided by truck posts.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

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Produce season is also kicking into high gear in many reefer markets, which affects dry van freight. DAT load boards provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions. Atlanta to Columbus up 17¢ to $2.14/mile – rates fell that amount on the opposite direction, though.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Demand for trucks rose in Los Angeles and Atlanta , but that was offset by declines in Texas (more on that below).

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. That would’ve led to more reefer trucks competing for van freight, and the extra capacity kept rates down. With the shift of activity from the South to the Midwest, we saw some seasonal declines on lanes out of Atlanta. One example was Atlanta to Chicago , down 14¢ to $1.47/mile. Chicago to Atlanta adjusted up 23¢ to $2.59/mile.

Refrigerated Freight Adjusts Between Holidays

DAT Solutions

Similar to vans, many reefer lanes came down from some unseasonable highs: McAllen, TX, to Atlanta tumbled 80¢ to $1.98/mile. The national average for reefer rates remains extremely high at $2.43/mile, but declines on most of the high-traffic lanes indicate that some of the urgency that led to peak prices before Thanksgiving has gone away.

Prices fall as flooding halts freight

DAT Solutions

As many parts of the Southeast deal with flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, the transportation industry is re-adjusting to recovery mode, as demand for emergency freight shipped to the area will increase in the coming days. That typically comes with a temporary spike in inbound rates to the affected region, and it also means that most truckers will have to account for some deadhead miles, since there likely won't be much outbound freight.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Tampa also enjoyed strong numbers in December, and the lane to Atlanta was up to $2.03/mile. Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018.

Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. The lane from McAllen to Atlanta lost a few cents, but still averaged 2.27 Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S.

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Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

DAT Solutions

Freight volume increased slightly for vans on the spot market last week, but truckload capacity increased more, so the national average load-to-truck ratio edged down from 1.9 Freight availability declined most sharply in the Midwest and California, but a few individual markets offered a lot of loads and trucks were scarce, creating opportunities for small fleets. They had relatively few loads though, so check outbound freight before taking a load into those states.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! But seasonal freight is coming soon, and it should provide welcome relief for carriers after a quiet winter. Atlanta rates also slipped, although rates held up well in other regional hubs, including Memphis and Charlotte. TriHaul: Chicago - Atlanta - Decatur - Chicago. If you can make the full roundtrip from Chicago to Atlanta and back in two days, you might just go with it.

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

DAT Solutions

In fact, there were more load posts on DAT Load Boards from January through September 2015 than in any other year except 2014 -- which was an exceptional year in freight transportation. Here are a few notable trends from the past week: Outbound rates trended up in Los Angeles , but declined in Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta. 18-24, above, also shows favorable load-to-truck ratios in the Dakotas, but freight volume there is more moderate.

Inspection Blitz Sends Freight Rates Skyward

DAT Solutions

Freight rates were relatively calm back when the full enforcement of the ELD mandate went into effect on April 1, as conditions had already settled into what’s feeling like the "new normal." DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.