Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

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How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Technically, Free Time is not free; you pay for it in your transportation costs. For example, I worked with a customer recently who budgeted demurrage at 4% of their transportation spend. One easily accessible option is a cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS).

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Prices fall as flooding halts freight

DAT Solutions

As many parts of the Southeast deal with flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, the transportation industry is re-adjusting to recovery mode, as demand for emergency freight shipped to the area will increase in the coming days.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

DAT Solutions

That song is from "Carousel" and I started humming it under my breath as I sat down to write about last week's freight market. Looks like we won't have to wait until June for freight and rates to be "bustin' out all over" though, because rates are already heading in that direction.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

It contains multiple freight rail systems, including those run by CSX and by Norfolk Southern Railway, and is also home to seaports in Wilmington and Morehead City as well as two inland ports. Quicker transportation times result in lower freight costs.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

For example, urban planners in Charlotte, NC, have “designated a 60-acre, 50-square block area as a place for modern, urban redesign, dubbed the North Tryon Vision Plan. When transportation is discussed, it often focuses on moving people rather than goods. “While pie-in-the-sky dreams of utopian smart cities fill the media waves,” writes Chad Prevost ( @ChadPrevost ), “[what does a smart city] mean for commercial transportation and the supply chain?”[3]

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Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Fuel Prices Keep Pressure on Van Rates

DAT Solutions

The looser capacity up north were offset by intense demand for dry van freight transportation across the southern band of states, from California through the entire Southeast region last week. Charlotte to Chicago bounced up 22¢, to $2.18/mile.

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Contracts and investments will be needed to drive standard pricing, and to ensure access to freight and other equipment. Today no one is ready to make these investments, and as we have stretched out the supply chain, transportation and going to mainstream markets will be an issue. Professor Gary Bullen and SCRC Research Scholar Jessica Newsome spoke in my Local Seafood class this afternoon.

The Economy is on a Roll


Taking transportation orders out of the mix, demand still increased 1 percent. . Confirming the trend, the Cass Freight Index Report for October showed shipments increased 2.7 Congratulations go to the transportation team for growing revenues during a tough freight market. .

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Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

DAT Solutions

Rates rose across the region, with shippers moving freight out of the way of the coming storm. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins


The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1

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I am sure that he and his wife Charlotte and their two children are building a glamorous life for themselves on the coast. appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. I walked out of my front door on the weekend. It was a bold maneuver – I like to lead from the front.