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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

Research Shows Rates Have Gone up in December for 3 Years

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Denver and Memphis in particular saw load availability soar because those markets are distribution hubs for e-commerce. The first week of December 2016 had the highest week of volumes on the spot market in the past 2 years.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Denver to Houston rose 59¢ to $1.63 per mile, the biggest weekly jump ever on an outbound Denver lane. Chicago to Denver rates rose 22¢ to $2.72 Denver to Houston reefer rates also rose 63¢ to $2.53

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2013 (1/2)

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This year’s CSCMP Annual Global Conference took place in Denver, Colorado. Durach for sending me these entries from Denver. It has become a good tradition that some of the leading journals of our field announce their best paper awards during the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference, the academic part of the CSCMP Conference ( see my previous post from Atlanta last year ).

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Reefer Demand Dips, But Rates Don't

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Denver has the lowest average outbound reefer rate in the country, and inbound rates rose last week, to compensate: L.A. to Denver rose 37¢ to $3.23 Dallas to Denver was up 24¢ to $2.67 Chicago to Denver increased 19¢ to $2.20

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West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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For van freight, we’re starting to see hot markets shift westward, with big rate increases out of Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver and Stockton, CA. So far, the national averages for spot market rates in October are the highest they've been since the Snowpocalypse of 2014.

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.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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Miami, Denver, Sacramento and Lakeland, FL , all experienced sharp drops last week. Denver to Salt Lake City plunged 79¢ to $1.92/mile – high rates in Denver typically don’t last long.

The Big Game & Supply Chain Planning

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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.

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Spot Market Reefer Rates Hit a 3-Year High

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Here is a pair of lanes that truckers could run back to back: Sacramento to Denver added 38¢ for an average of $2.78/mile. Denver to Houston surged 48¢ to $2.34/mile. Lately, the spot market for refrigerated freight has looked a lot more like June than November.

Shippers Discuss Freight Procurement Strategies and Concerns at Chainalytics’ Annual FMIC Summit


| By Kevin Zweier | Vice President, Transportation | Chainalytics | We recently concluded our Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) Summit in Denver in late April.

2 Things That Could Push Van Rates Highter

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Denver , Houston , and Stockton, CA , had the biggest increases, but the lanes where rates surged were often counterbalanced by rate decreases for the lanes going in the opposite direction. The spot market was in something of a balancing act last week.

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.

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.

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Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Sacramento to Denver gained 29¢ at $2.55/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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Chicago prices also continued to climb: Chicago to Denver added 38¢ at $3.05/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016.

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.

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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Van Rates Rise Ahead of Roadcheck Inspections

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Dallas to Denver increased 23¢ to $3.04/mile. Out West, Denver to Phoenix was down 13¢ to just $1.28/mile. The annual Roadcheck inspection blitz is taking place June 5 - 7.

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

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Denver rates were also up, while the rest of the West trended downward. Farther west, the lane from Denver to Oklahoma City rose 20¢ to $2.02/mile – Denver typically trends in the opposite direction of California, and California rates were generally down last week.

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.

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Will Van Rates Spike Again in June?

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Increases in the number of inbound loads pushed prices down out of Denver and Philadelphia : Denver to Dallas fell 12¢ to just $1.15/mile.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

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The lane from Denver to Stockton plunged 20¢ to only $0.87/mile. Stockton has good volume right now, but this isn’t the best way to get there, even if you’re stuck in Denver. If you’re stuck in Denver, look for a load to Los Angeles instead.

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7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

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pushed rates up 22¢ on the lane to Denver , averaging $2.97/mile last week. Denver to Chicago was also up 19¢ to $1.31/mile (that may sound low, but it’s the highest average rate on this lane since at least 2011).

Refrigerated Freight Adjusts Between Holidays

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Outbound reefer rates were generally down out of Chicago , but the lane to Denver rose 32¢ at $3.20/mile. The backhaul lane from Denver to Ontario, CA , edged up 22¢ to $1.62/mile.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

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Chicago to Denver soared 27¢ to $3.17/mile. Denver to Houston also took a 42¢ dive at $1.87/mile. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight.

Where Did Reefer Rates Rise the Most Last Week?

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The biggest increase was on the lane from Chicago to Denver , up 30¢ to $3.02/mile. Denver to Salt Lake City climbed 15¢ to $1.80/mile. Reefer load counts on the top lanes kept climbing last week, while rates continued to readjust seasonally.

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.

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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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Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

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Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver? See you in Denver soon! It’s is one of the best conferences in the supply chain and logistics industry to learn and network. The challenge, of course, is choosing which sessions to attend, spread out across twenty-six tracks. Let me help you. Below are the sessions that I am participating in focused on social networking, transportation management systems, and “mega” supply chain trends.

Reefer Prices Swing, in Seasonal Shift

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SURPRISES - One big surprise lane last week went against the trend: Miami to Baltimore jumped up 35¢ to $2.72.The biggest decline for a single reefer lane was from Dallas to Denver , which lost a whopping 70¢ but still averaged $2.94/mile.

Mobile Collaboration - Supply Chain Planning at Your Fingertips


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.

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.