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

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The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield. A strike would have shut down ports along the Eastern seaboard, which together handle 110 million tons of import and export cargo. Schools are closed, the roads are empty, and we’re all just waiting for the blizzard to arrive. It’s a stay-at-home-in-your-pajamas kind of day, my favorite.

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Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

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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. We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did.

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. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.