Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Columbus is a key distribution point for the Midwest and the Northeast, and it shipped more to the Southeast after the storms. Columbus to Allentown, PA , surged 50¢ to an average of $3.86/mile. Columbus to Memphis climbed 37¢ to $2.28/mile.

Why Supply Chain Visibility Isn’t Enough

PLS Logistics

Nancy Marino, from Columbus Consulting, believes that today's businesses need to go beyond visibility to full transparency. Visibility is a buzzword in the logistics environment; it represents the real-time status of supply chain processes. In her interview to SupplyChainBrain , she claims that consumers want to know where their order is at every point in the supply chain and that requires more than supply chain visibility.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of April 13, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Tiny Columbus, IN is an Export Titan, Layoffs Continue at Walmart, Says Funds Needed for eCommerce, Boeing Could See Major Savings from 3D Printing, Parcel Carriers Hiking Rates Big Time in Japan

Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

DAT Solutions

Prices rose the most out of Columbus and Buffalo , with significant increases on 4 major lanes out of Buffalo. Buffalo to Columbus was also up 31¢ to $2.21/mile. Columbus to Atlanta gained 32¢ at $2.99/mile. Columbus to Philly averaged a whopping $3.65/mile last week.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. Beef and other meats shipping out of Dallas pushed rates up 20¢ on the lane to Columbus.

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

DAT Solutions

Rates also got a boost on eastbound lanes out of Chicago and Columbus , both averaging above $2.10 One example is the lane from Columbus to Buffalo. The rate for the return trip from Buffalo to Columbus is close to the national average, at $1.83

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization


reports Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7. A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

Columbus, OH, had spikes on a pair of lanes shipping into the Northeast, which is unusual for this time of year: Columbus to Buffalo was up 17¢ to $2.79/mile. Columbus to Allentown, PA , added 17¢ at $2.88/mile.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable


According to Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine , the IIoT is estimated to unlock manufacturing savings more than $11 trillion by 2025 globally, boosting overall economic value by 33 percent.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

improvements out of Columbus caused rates on the Atlanta to Columbus lane to dip 17¢ to $2.23 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend.

Rates Rise in Major Markets During Inspection Blitz

DAT Solutions

Retail freight is driving rates up in Memphis and Columbus , especially on lanes heading into the Northeast. Columbus is heating up, and loads from there to Philadelphia paid $2.65/mile last week. From there, Pittsburgh to Columbus is a relatively short trip that paid $2.51/mile.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands


Shippers in Columbus, OH, will be in the battleground region of the United States, with ports on the East and West Coasts vying for their business. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

August Demand Stays Hot for Truck Freight

DAT Solutions

Columbus , OH is also a hot market for August, and it’s benefiting from the seasonal transition, as well as increased consumer confidence. Freight out of Columbus is associated with retail traffic.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win


In fact, manufacturers can collaborate with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), like Cerasis , to realize the benefits of collaboration and taking advantage of business-to-business (B2B) sales through integration of systems, explains Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7.

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. At Columbus Consulting International we believe that there are 6 key steps to build a practical and effective plan of action: 1. Partner, Columbus Consulting.

Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. At Columbus Consulting we believe it is the combination of mindset, principles, process, methods, and tools that enhance a retailer’s ability to lead change and adapt to it.

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

TriHaul: Columbus - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh. If you can complete the roundtrip between Columbus and Philadelphia in two days, including load and unload times, you can make almost $1,000/day, or $2.09 From there, take a re-positioning load for less than 200 miles back to Columbus.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

DAT Solutions

If you’re closer to Columbus or Toledo, those are good options too. Columbus jumped to third in load availability after an end-of-quarter shipping surge boosted demand in the last few days of the September. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Two million sailors died between the age of Columbus and the invention of steam engines. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

DAT Solutions

There are van loads available for good money on the lane from Columbus to Philadelphia , and the lane from Philly to Buffalo is also paying well above $2.00 Van freight availability rebounded 3% on the spot market last week , and truck posts increased 2%.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

DAT Solutions

Prices on the Memphis to Columbus lane kept climbing, up another 26¢ to $2.26/mile. Brokers and shippers had a harder time finding trucks last week, so they paid a premium in most major markets and lanes.

RELEX to bring innovation and 100% customer referenceability to NRF 2017

RELEX Solutions

In collaboration with Columbus Consulting International , RELEX has helped LifeWay with its long-term business strategy to manage a single inventory across all departments. Read PDF. Retail’s BIG Show | January 15-17 2017 | Booth 830.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

DAT Solutions

Prices in Chicago, Columbus, Seattle, and Philadelphia are all higher than they were a month ago. Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Joliet, IL , were all in the top 10 for load posts on DAT Load Boards last week.

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

DAT Solutions

Philadelphia – Outbound rates are rising in Philly, on the major lanes from this East Coast hub to Boston , Charlotte , Atlanta and especially Columbus. Columbus-Philadelphia-Columbus.

Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season

RELEX Solutions

Partner, Columbus Consulting. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting. The Pareto principle informs a lot of our work at Columbus Consulting International (CCI). Partner, Columbus Consulting.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

Prices fell on 40 lanes, including: Columbus to Buffalo slipped 12¢, averaging $2.73 National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked.

Freight Rates Hold Steady, but Midwest Heats Up

DAT Solutions

The Midwest has also been improving, with outbound prices up in both Columbus and Chicago. The lane from Columbus to Memphis was up 22¢, which is a good sign for retail traffic. Van and reefer rates were mostly in a holding pattern last week.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

The longhaul trip from Dallas to Columbus was down 21¢ to $2.29 Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years. Load availability was up 30% compared to May, and 84% compared to June 2015.

It’s Turkey Time!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Forget Columbus Day this year and come celebrate Thanksgiving with us instead! by Alexa Cheater Okay, so there may be a bunch of readers out there thinking ‘Huh? It’s not even close to Thanksgiving yet.’

Executing on time, all the time: apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Partner, Columbus Consulting. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

4 Tips to Plan Your Routes.and Make More Money

DAT Solutions

A load out of Memphis might go to Chicago or to Columbus. The load to Columbus pays 12¢ more per mile , for about 50 more loaded miles. Columbus pays $1.51. But Memphis-Columbus-Memphis gives you 100 more loaded miles.

Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

DAT Solutions

Trucks got a 30¢ raise on the lane from Atlanta to Columbus , to $2.20

Van Rates Fall 3¢, in Mid-Winter Slump

DAT Solutions

TriHaul Adds $500 to Roundtrip Pay: Chicago - Columbus - Louisville - Chicago. The roundtrip between Chicago and Columbus is problematic, but not because of the rate per loaded mile, which is a solid $1.82.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

DAT Solutions

Columbus to Allentown also added 21¢ for an average of $2.94/mile. Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, a lot of people also took Monday off. That led to a quieter week on DAT load boards in terms of load and truck posts.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

Buffalo to Columbus climbed 28¢ to $2.57. Columbus, OH , has been one of the hottest van freight markets ever since Hurricane Harvey caused massive disruptions, but rates have started to normalize. Columbus to Buffalo fell 19¢ but still averaged $3.42/mile.

Increasing Sustainability at Distribution Centers

Ryder Exchange

Its return center in Columbus, Ohio, disassembles and segregates various materials for recycling.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

DAT Solutions

Columbus to Buffalo rose 17¢ to $2.57/mile. Dallas to Columbus was up ▲21¢ to $1.70/mile. Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally.

Low Reefer Demand Drags Down Van Rates

DAT Solutions

Van moves between Columbus and Memphis are usually associated with retail, and unlike a lot of lane pairs, prices on those lanes tend to go up and down in tandem. Last week they were down: Columbus to Memphis fell ▼17¢ to just $1.47/mile.

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, as Van Rates Rise

DAT Solutions

• Inbound lane rates from Charlotte to Allentown and Columbus to Allentown also rose by double digits. Winter Storm Stella kept a lot of freight from moving early last week, which stalled volume in markets along the East Coast.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

Instead, rates and volumes shot up in places like Memphis and Columbus, both associated with e-commerce fulfillment, and even Denver and Seattle exhibited unusually robust rates and shipping patterns. The freight recession is over.