Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

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Just like with dry van freight , reefer capacity tightened in the first week of November, meaning that shippers and brokers had a harder time finding trucks to move those reefer loads. In general, eastbound lanes out of Southern Idaho paid better last week than they did the week before. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

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Capacity finds those opportunities, and throughout 2016, spot markets have restored 'normalcy' without generating the ripple effects that typically drive contract rates higher. If capacity isn’t nourished, it can disappear. Further West, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho all appear to be on track for onions and potatoes. All this portends the absorption of some of the excess refrigerated capacity that has been competing for van freight this year.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

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Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. You may need to pay more to attract capacity. neither of which have much seasonal impact on capacity. Idaho.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

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However, capacity remains loose around the country, as many trucks remain idle. We expect cross-industry reopening, combined with produce season, to marginally tighten capacity on a regional level in pockets around the country in the coming weeks. Covering loads has been easy in the Northeast, except outbound South Texas, Southern California, and Florida as capacity out of these regions is tighter with produce heating up. Idaho.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity. reopening, combined with produce season , to continue to tighten capacity regionally in the coming weeks.?? . No issues cover ing loads throughout the market, except for outbound freight from California, South Texas, Georgia, and Florida to the N ortheast as capacity is tighter. We expect rates in these markets to fluctuate week to week b ased on capacity and demand. . Idaho ? .

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls. 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.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Look for loads of trees leaving Oregon, and potatoes out of Idaho or North Dakota. Plus, when reefers are in high demand, van capacity tends to tighten up, too. Twin Falls, Idaho is a great source for outbound reefer loads, prior to Thanksgiving. Daily maps, along with detailed information on demand, capacity and rates for individual markets and lanes, can be found in DAT Power Load Boards.

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

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Harvests in Idaho are down from their fall peak , but demand in the southern part of the state remains high. Daily maps, along with detailed information on demand, capacity and rates for individual markets and lanes, can be found in DAT Power Load Boards and in DAT RateView ™ Spot market rates slipped 1¢ for vans last week, to a national average of $1.72

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. The load-to-truck ratio is a sensitive, real-time indicator of the balance between demand and capacity. to Stockton , possibly due to expanded capacity at the Ports of Stockton and Oakland.

Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?

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Winter weather in the Upper Midwest and Northeast is also leading to tighter capacity and higher prices in those regions. Reefer rates bounced back in Southern Idaho , after a down week. There have been strong signs of growth in the spot market since May, but it had mostly been a slow-and-steady climb. That changed last week. December started with the highest week of volumes that we've seen on the spot market in the past two years.

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Reefer demand dips, but fall harvests await

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Rates already started rising last week in Idaho and Michigan , and more loads moved out of a few of the top markets — namely Atlanta , Green Bay and Twin Falls. The ratio is a sensitive, real-time indicator of the balance between demand and capacity. Refer capacity is finally starting to loosen up. Reefer freight volumes continue to slip lower, but fall harvests should start to reverse the falling trend and add some stability to rates in the coming weeks.

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Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

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Some individual markets offered a lot of loads , and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Southern Idaho, much of Wisconsin and Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania. Daily maps, along with detailed information on demand, capacity and rates for individual markets and lanes, can be found in DAT Power Load Boards and in DAT RateView.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

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Here's some local color: Demand for vans increased in Idaho last week, especially in Twin Falls. Daily maps, along with detailed information on demand, capacity, rates and TriHaul route suggestions for individual markets and lanes, can be found in the DAT Power load board. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

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A shortage of trucks led to high load-to-truck ratios that turned entire states dark green in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, but there were not a lot of loads available in those areas. Here's the math: Daily maps, along with detailed information on demand, capacity and rates for individual markets and lanes, can be found in the DAT Power load board. Flatbed load availability declined 24% last week on the spot market, as load board activity paused for Thanksgiving.

Van Freight Rates Fall 2¢, but Demand Is Up in the Northwest

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Demand for reefers in the Pacific Northwest has also boosted van demand in that area , since reefers are competing less for van loads in places like Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Daily maps, along with detailed information on demand, capacity and rates for individual markets and lanes, can be found in DAT Power Load Boards and in DAT RateView ™ Last week was the first full work week following Labor Day.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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Potato shipments have also picked up out of Idaho , and California volumes are expected to push the segment through the 4th of July. With the recent weakness in the long haul van market, all this should add stability by absorbing capacity. Spot market van volumes have been fairly flat since March, but still well above last year's numbers. Last week was a mixed bag, though. The national average van rate was down, but the average on the top 100 lanes was up.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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That may have caused reefer trucks to spill over into van capacity out in Charlotte , with the extra competition driving down outbound van rates. The big surprise was in Southern Idaho. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April. That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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That may have caused reefer trucks to spill over into van capacity out in Charlotte , with the extra competition driving down outbound van rates. The big surprise was in Southern Idaho. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April. That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

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Idaho. This state’s onion and potato seasons play a role in freight shipping costs in Idaho. That being said, the lower capacity and demand can sometimes result in lower rates. Short Answer: Yes. 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.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Idaho. This state’s onion and potato seasons play a role in freight shipping costs in Idaho. That being said, the lower capacity and demand can sometimes result in lower rates. Short Answer: Yes. 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.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Idaho. This state’s onion and potato seasons play a role in freight shipping costs in Idaho. That being said, the lower capacity and demand can sometimes result in lower rates. Short Answer: Yes. 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.