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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

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

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to Denver rose 22¢ to $2.72/mile. Even Denver to Stockton was up 12¢ -- it still averaged just $1.21/mile, but the headhaul direction from Stockton to Denver also rose at $2.23/mile.

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Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?

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Load availability soared in places like Denver and Memphis. Out West, the number of loads tripled on the lane from Denver to Los Angeles. Prices were also up on the lane from Denver to Phoenix. The flipside of higher outbound rates in Denver is that inbound rates tend to fall.

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Wade Phillips and the Denver defense did well to understand and shut down the strengths of the Carolina offense. Bottom line: Denver predicted the Carolina offense to a ‘T,’ positioned themselves to maximize their own strengths and executed perfectly.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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The lane from Sacramento to Denver paid 24¢ better on average, at $2.63/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

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NOT SO HOT – The Denver market is always a tough place to find a load, and outbound rates dropped even further there last week. The Mile-High City may be the origin of this week’s Worst Lane in America: Denver to L.A.,

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Memphis to Columbus hit $1.89/mile, up 14¢ Dallas to Denver rose 11¢ to $1.94/mile. Buffalo and Denver are the only markets where outbound rates are down more than 1% for the month. Buffalo was mostly neutral last week, and volumes were up sharply in Denver.

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

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Rates are rising in Denver , as well. Reefer rates rose in Denver. Denver – We talked about Denver for vans. Reefer rates in Denver rose last week, too, led by the lanes to Salt Lake City and to Houston. Denver has a lot of breweries, and St.

Van Freight Rates Fall 2¢, but Demand Is Up in the Northwest

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Ordinarily, you might turn down a load from Chicago to Denver, because outbound rates in Denver are never good. Today, you might take it – but create a TriHaul route to get you out of Denver without losing your shirt.

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I “enjoyed” a rather turbulent ride on a recent flight into Denver International Airport the other day. From my days as a flight test engineer, I know that modern jets have a forward-looking weather radar to help minimize the type of exciting rides I experienced that afternoon.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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In general, markets that feed into the Northeast were up, while Denver, Seattle , and rates coming out of the Northeast were down. to Denver rates rose 18¢ to $2.49/mile. Fresno to Denver surged 52¢ to $2.70/mile on average.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

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As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards. This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. The Educators’ Conference, which provides academics and students a forum to hear the latest in our research field, has become an integral part of it.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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Denver to Albuquerque rose 10¢ for an average of 1.76/mile. Still, the lane from Los Angeles to Denver hit a high for the year so far at $2.65/mile, and yesterday it was back to $2.60. Sacramento to Denver slipped 14¢ to $2.17/mile.

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

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A couple of westbound, long-haul lanes jumped up in price: Denver to Stockton, CA rose 20¢ to $1.26 Florida continued to slide, and higher volumes out of Denver led to some lower inbound rates. Los Angeles to Denver dropped 29¢ to $2.63

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Additionally, Mr. Bentz is an adjunct professor in supply chain in the graduate transportation program at the University of Denver and a member of the board of directors.

How Much Lower Can Van Rates Go?

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Denver to Dallas lost 15¢ Dallas to Denver lost 13¢ Average roundtrip rate: $1.33 February is usually the slowest month for freight, and carriers have been feeling the pinch on the spot market. The national average van rate slipped to $1.58 per mile last week.

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

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TriHaul: Minneapolis - Denver - Rapid City. You can get $2.63/mile for a van load from Minneapolis to Denver – but the return trip is a dreaded “buck-a-mile backhaul” at $1.06/mile, for more than 900 miles.

Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

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A handful of individual lanes saw big rate increases: Sacramento to Denver added 30¢ per mile, to $2.49. Los Angeles to Denver lost 40¢ off the previous week's spike, down to $2.82. Dallas to Denver rates also fell, dropping 18¢ to $2.48

Still Waiting for Spot Rates to Spring Forward

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Denver reefer rates rose in a way that we haven’t seen since before the Super Bowl. The Final Four is in Glendale, AZ , this year, and rates on the lane from Denver to the Phoenix market are up to an average of $1.77/mile in the past 7 days.

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

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Chicago to Denver also dropped 12¢ to $2.13/mile. Denver to Phoenix slipped▼13¢ to $1.08/mile. Denver to Dallas also fell 12¢ to only $1.01/mile. Load posts were up a bit again last week, which is the second straight week of improving spot market volumes.

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Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

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Low oil prices may have decelerated things in Texas: Dallas to Denver fell 16¢ to $2.27/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.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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are scouting potential sites, including busy roads near Denver International Airport, with a goal of launching in 2018. On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

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The exceptions were Denver and Philadelphia , where rates edged up a couple of pennies. Denver tends to improve when rates decline everywhere else, because it’s almost entirely a backhaul market. We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did.

LeanCor Executives to Present at CSCMP Conference


LeanCor executives – Robert Martichenko (CEO), Roger Pearce (VP of Lean Deployment), and Matt Melrose (VP of Operations) – will be presenting and speaking on panels at the 2013 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference in Denver, Colorado next week.

Expect Van Rates to Peak in December

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Fewer Loads in Denver and Seattle. Denver and Seattle lost a lot of momentum last week, after a two- or three-week surge, and the average outbound rate dropped about 10¢ per mile for both markets.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

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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.

Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management

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As reported in The Denver Post : The suits are designed to determine who gets the money when consigned goods are sold, vendors or the banks. File this under “Not-So-Great Moments in Supplier Relationship Management.”.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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Sacramento to Denver was up 26¢ to $2.55/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. It's unusual to see an uptick in volumes at this point in the summer, but the top 100 van lanes set all-time records for volumes last week.

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.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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Denver to Houston also fell11¢ to just $1.00/mile. Los Angeles to Denver also jumped up 29¢ to $2.84/mile. Spot market van volumes have been fairly flat since March, but still well above last year's numbers. Last week was a mixed bag, though.

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Additionally, Mr. Bentz is an adjunct professor in supply chain in the graduate transportation program at the University of Denver and a member of the board of directors. Major transformational change in supply chain and logistics is not a frequent occurrence, but it has happened with regularity throughout history: The advent of the steam engine and the related rise of railway and steamship lines.

Spot Market Gets a Strong Start to May

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Denver to Albuquerque has been more up-and-down than usual, and last week it fell 10¢ for an average of $1.64/mile. Early May brought higher spot market rates for each trailer type.

6 Trending Transportation News Stories: June 2016

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To compete with Amazon, Wal-Mart stores are testing a grocery-delivery service with Uber (in the Phoenix market) and Lyft (in the Denver market). Wal-Mart Testing Grocery Delivery + Drones. Once a customer places a grocery order online, it will be filled and packaged by employees, then sent in an Uber or Lyft to the customer’s location. The retailer is also testing drone use at its warehouses. Drones capture real-time images and spot missing inventory.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?


It maybe be 1,100 trucking miles from the Port of Long Beach to Denver, Colorado, but it’s 7,250 miles by boat first. Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

Spot Market Kept Growing in October

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Three major van markets had outbound rates rise least 2% for the month of October: Los Angeles, Dallas, and Denver. Van freight didn't see a big boost in the last full week of October, and rates on the 100 highest-traffic lanes were mostly neutral.

Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

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The lane from Fresno to Denver was down 21¢ to $2.01/mile, and the average reefer rate for Sacramento to Salt Lake City fell 20¢ to $2.27/mile. Spot market rates were up last week, but volumes fell. Hurricane Matthew likely played a role in both of those factors.

Reefers Get a Late Spring Boost

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Sacramento to Denver came crashing, down 37¢ to an average of $2.05/mile -- about where it was a couple weeks ago. Reefer volumes rebounded in a big way last week, thanks to early harvests in California and late produce shipments from Florida.

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Freight Rates Are Coming Back Down to Earth

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The beer coolers for the Super Bowl in Houston must be stocked by now, too, because reefer rates on the lane from Denver to Houston fell back down to a more normal $1.65 December was arguably the strongest month for freight in 2016.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

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Out West, the lane from Stockton to Denver recovered 13¢ to pay $1.82/mile on average. Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally. Well, load posts soared at the end of February and beginning of March, and rates finally responded.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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On the downside, Seattle and Denver are usually tough places to find loads, and last week they got worse. Shippers and freight brokers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: "L.A.