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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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. Outbound rates increased in key California markets, including Sacramento, where rates rose 14¢ last week, to an average of $2.20 Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

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The Chanje all-electric large delivery style van is equipped to haul up to 6,000 pounds and up to 580 cubic feet of cargo, all with zero vehicle exhaust emissions. Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc.