Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

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We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. The decline is a normal seasonal trend, reflecting a change in the mix of cargo and lanes. HOT MARKETS - There was an increase in loads moving out of Fresno last week, which is a welcome change. Fresno had been a little disappointing until now, but it may yet produce the post-drought volumes of fruit and vegetables that we’ve been hoping for. Van Freight Abounds, but Rates are Down.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January. Here is an excerpt: Both shipment volume and total freight payments declined significantly from December [2012] to January [2013], as the economy slowed to a near stall. For each of the last two years, freight shipment volumes ended the year at about the same place they began.

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Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Christmas trees are also ready for pickup, but experienced truckers will remind you to clean your trailer thoroughly after hauling trees, especially if you plan to follow with a load of food-grade cargo. with a third leg that originates in Reno, Fresno, or a handful of other hot markets, as well. Rates are derived from DAT RateView and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers, in 65,000 point-to-point lanes throughout the U.S.