Chicago: The Central Distribution Hub

Supply Chain Link

Home to more than just the Bears, deep dish pizza, and historic route 66, Chicago offers its residents and businesses a diverse environment. Its diverse economy and environment have contributed in making Chicago a successful logistics location for.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago.

Cargo 46

Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

But freight has mostly "normalized” on the spot market. NOTE: The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios for dry van freight. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates. The lane from Chicago to Buffalo added 10¢, bumping up to $3.14/mile.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast. appears to be edging out Chicago for first place.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Chicago to Buffalo also rose 18¢ to $2.33/mile. Cleveland to Chicago also paid 15¢ better at $1.75/mile. Reefer freight is in transition.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub. Chicago to Denver rates rose 22¢ to $2.72

Freight Forecast: Is the worst yet to come?

DAT Solutions

Louis to Chicago or the global supply and demand for oil or the interest rates for U.S. It’s natural to prefer predictability over surprise in many parts of your life, but as the axiom says, “change is inevitable.”

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. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. We saw some spikes in prices out of Chicago two weeks ago as a result of that blast of Arctic weather, but those rates started to fall back to earth last week. Chicago to Detroit was down 22¢ at $3.13/mile.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

DAT Solutions

Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date. Chicago to Allentown, PA gained 7¢ to $2.39/mi.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Chicago to Kansas City also had a big increase at $3.48/mile, up 46¢ from the week before. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Therefore, freight brokerages need a great deal of load volume to optimize this model correctly.

Dog days of summer freight?

DAT Solutions

This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year. Chicago to Buffalo surged 33¢ to an average of $3.33/mile. Buffalo to Chicago also added 15¢ at an even $2/mile.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. We saw some spikes in prices out of Chicago two weeks ago as a result of that blast of Arctic weather, but those rates started to fall back to earth last week. Chicago to Detroit was down 22¢ at $3.13/mile.

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

DAT Solutions

Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. Take Chicago, for example. It's a major freight hub for trucking and railroads. for vans leaving Chicago. on loads heading into the Chicago market. Freight Rates

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

DAT Solutions

Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. Take Chicago, for example. It's a major freight hub for trucking and railroads. for vans leaving Chicago. on loads heading into the Chicago market. Freight Rates

Top 10 Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight

DAT Solutions

Current trends in freight can be explained by looking at the top ten contract markets by percentage of contract-spot mix. Top markets for van freight. For van freight, the top two contract markets are in southern California. England depend on longhaul freight out of the West.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? And we found that freight innovation is hot. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. Chicago only.

Which to Choose and Why? 3PL or Freight Exchange

Cerasis

In this blog, Augie discusses the difference between Freight Exchange and a 3PL. . 3PL vs Freight Exchange. As CEO and founder of FreightorGator, I am often asked how our freight exchange is different from other companies who offer freight services, particularly 3PLs.

3PL 194

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

Supply Chains that Rock Around the Clock: Rock and Roll All Night

Inbound Logistics

This story follows a sleeper team for YRC freight as the two drivers make a run of approximately 22 hours from the Chicago area to Denver

Peak season is coming for freight

DAT Solutions

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. We usually look at the load-to-truck ratio as a way to measure how hot demand is for freight – the number of load post divided by truck posts.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Refrigerated Freight Adjusts Between Holidays

DAT Solutions

For example, reefer rates on the lane from Nogales to Chicago were up 25¢ to an average of $2.24/mile. Outbound reefer rates were generally down out of Chicago , but the lane to Denver rose 32¢ at $3.20/mile.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. That would’ve led to more reefer trucks competing for van freight, and the extra capacity kept rates down. One example was Atlanta to Chicago , down 14¢ to $1.47/mile.

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. Chicago to Buffalo was down 22¢ to $3.03/mile.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Texas 91

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

DAT Solutions

That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. It also snowed in Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City, but nobody gets quite so worked up about that. Storms freeze freight flows. It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places.