2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Cleveland to Chicago also paid 15¢ better at $1.75/mile. Grand Rapids to Cleveland also rose 24¢ to $3.35/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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Only Atlanta has more load posts than Cleveland. Atlanta also has a lot more trucks, which makes Cleveland a better bet. Cleveland and Toledo are both hubs for automobile-related industries too, and U.S. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast.

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Spring Comes Early for Flatbeds in the Southeast

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Outbound volume was also down in Cleveland , due to steel’s slump, but Pittsburgh was up for the month. Rates were also down in Cleveland and Harrisburg. Spring is starting early for flatbeds in the Southeast and much of the Midwest.

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Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

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Cleveland to Harrisburg jumped up 35¢ to $3.09/mile, which is unusually high for this lane this time of year. Out of Cleveland , the lane to Roanoke, VA , tumbled 57¢ last week to $2.57/mile. Cleveland to Houston also dropped 31¢ to $1.62/mile.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Flatbed load counts are still strong in Texas , but it was the port cities of Los Angeles and Jacksonville that propelled rates, along with inland markets like Cleveland, Raleigh, and Rock Island, IL. Cleveland finally joined the party too.

Philips fails to solve quality-contol problems

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Its manufacturing plant for medical equipment in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, had been plagued by complaints and came under close scrutiny by the U.S. Failure to solve quality-control problems has cost Dutch healthcare and lighting firm Philips dearly.

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Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

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Grand Rapids to Cleveland jumped up ▲50¢ to $3.34/mile. Cleveland has also been a little softer than other major flatbed markets this winter. Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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Grand Rapids, MI , had a couple strong lanes despite an overall slip in volumes: Grand Rapids to Cleveland gained 50¢ at $4.12/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July.

Van and Reefer Rates Slip, but Volumes Strong for January

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For example, the lane from Denver to Phoenix fell 17¢, and Cleveland to Chicago lost 13¢ Load-to-truck ratios are highest for reefers in the darker blue areas on the Hot States Map, above.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 31, 2017

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Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

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Rates out of the Midwest were expected to rise, and they did, in Cleveland and also in Rock Island , IL. July ended and August began, so you might have expected a quiet week.

Top 10 Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight

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Los Angeles ranks #8 for spot market flatbed loads, behind Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth in Texas; also behind Chicago, Cleveland, and surprising South Bend, IN in the Midwest.

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

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Headline: Daimler Trucks to Cut its Workforce at Cleveland, NC Factory by 30%. These 9 headlines culled from Transport Topics over the first three weeks of 2016, coupled with the emerging economic slowdown should give pause to all shippers.

Still Waiting for Spot Rates to Spring Forward

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Grand Rapids to Cleveland also added 19¢ at $3.33/mile. Trucks were ready to go after the winter storm cleared out, so even though we saw volumes pick up on the top 100 van lanes, there was enough capacity to keep rates from making any big jumps.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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Grand Rapids to Cleveland fell on lower volumes, down 28¢ to $2.92/mile. The end of the month didn’t bring the upward bump that we typically see when shippers try to move goods before closing their books.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

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Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Joliet, IL , were all in the top 10 for load posts on DAT Load Boards last week. Volumes and rates got a boost heading into the Labor Day weekend, and those prices mostly held steady last week.

Five Ways Logistics Can Tame Bottled Water SKU Proliferation

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Prior to Ryder, he led the supply chain practice for Accenture in New York City, was a Vice President with Cleveland Consulting Associates and held materials management responsibilities for General Motors. . The beverage industry is awash in SKUs.

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Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

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Rates trended up in Houston, a major flatbed market, as well as secondary markets including Las Vegas, NV; Fort Worth, TX; Cleveland, OH; and Tampa, FL. Rates moved in the opposite direction from load-to-truck ratios last week.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Cleveland was also showing signs of life. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April. That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books.

Van Rates Might Be Close to the Bottom, if They Aren't There Already

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Grand Rapids, MI to Cleveland lost 31¢ at $3.02/mile. Load posts were up a bit again last week, which is the second straight week of improving spot market volumes. Not bad for February.

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In addition, were the out-of-route miles and loading/unloading times at each stop allowed for when the Cleveland stop was considered? At this point we know that Kentucky must ride FTL due to time restrictions, and Cleveland has a short transit time and is over the LTL weight limit.

Uncle Sam Wants You to Send Your “Made in USA” Products Abroad

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and Foreign Commercial Service, told me recently at a conference here in Cleveland. The U.S. Government wants to help you make more money. Really. While much has been made about producing and buying products that are “Made in the USA,” there is another side to that equation.

Monkeys, Pigs, Goats and Cubs


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Low Reefer Demand Drags Down Van Rates

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Grand Rapids to Cleveland rose ▲29¢ to $3.31/mile. Spot market freight has stabilized in recent weeks, and last week we saw load-to-truck ratios rise for every trailer type. It hasn't yet been enough to put pressure on rates, though.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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per mile, but rates still rose on the lanes to Madison and Cleveland. Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey. The national average van rate jumped up 12¢ to $1.90

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

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We pulled in all a colleague out of our Cleveland office “Don” (a near retirement manufacturing expert) for some additional perspective. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

Spot Market Volumes Are Strong, but Rates Still Lag

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So even though volumes spiked on the lane from Grand Rapids to Cleveland , reefer rates tumbled 81¢ to $2.52/mile. The end of Q1 contributed to a flurry of activity on the load board on Friday.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

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Flatbed freight out of Cleveland , on the other hand, ships inter-regionally, and rates rose 16% over the past month, with high volumes on the lane to Houston. Cleveland to Grand Rapids also dropped sharply, but still averaged $2.99/mile.

That Big Hole


It’s like your are in 29 th place 2 months into the NFL season and realize that, well, ‘you aren’t really good’ and are never going to be good – and you find yourself checking the schedule to see when you are playing the Cleveland Browns.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2 Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies.

How to Win the Beverage Supply Chain Challenge

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Prior to Ryder, he led the supply chain practice for Accenture in New York City, was a Vice President with Cleveland Consulting Associates, and held materials management responsibilities for General Motors. .

Do You Track Cost Drivers in your CPG Transportation System?

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Prior to Ryder, he led the supply chain practice for Accenture in New York City, was a Vice President with Cleveland Consulting Associates, and held materials management responsibilities for General Motors.

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

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The lane from Cleveland to Harrisburg backed off some previous highs, falling to $3.56/mile. The national flatbed rate for October was the highest of the year, boosted at least in part by rebuilding efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast after the storms from a couple months ago.

Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

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Best Bet: Cleveland is number two right now for van load posts on DAT load boards, and there’s a lot less competition for loads coming out of there than in many parts of the country. Highest Volume Lane: Cleveland to Atlanta *.

Flatbed Volume and Rates Gain Traction in June

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Cleveland to Harrisburg lane rates soared to $3.92 Flatbed freight volume and rates gained some traction in June, after a couple of slow months. Texas had the biggest rebound last week, partly due to a surge of loads leaving Houston, the biggest flatbed freight market in the country by far.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

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The biggest drop-off last week was the lane from Grand Rapids to Cleveland , which plunged 54¢ to $3.16/mile. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

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A few other lanes had big drops, but each were still above the $3 mark: Cleveland to Harrisburg, PA plunged 79¢ but still averaged $3.48/mile. Flatbed rates saw a spike in the week before Christmas, but otherwise they’ve stayed pretty close to where they were before Thanksgiving.