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What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Hurricane Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking capacity after leaving Houston flooded. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? The logistics industry is ready when disaster strikes. This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN).

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

FreightWaves is the leading Freight Intel provider, offering current digital intelligence and context to the freight community on a central platform. [03:50] I’ve noticed that to write about logistics, you have to know logistics. People call it the Bloomberg of freight.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

DAT Solutions

Spot market capacity had already tightened in the weeks between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Rates rose across the region, with shippers moving freight out of the way of the coming storm. Volumes have bounced back in Fort Worth , but the lane to Houston dropped to $2.27