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. Mangkhut weakened as it moved on to Hong Kong and other ports and manufacturing centers in Southeastern China, but high winds and flooding damaged property and infrastructure. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens. The current driver shortage, which the American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates to be over 50,000 drivers, and the competitive freight market have served to boost driver pay, benefits, and bonuses over the past year. Freight rates have leveled off (and even retreated, in some cases).

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Super Bowl of Manufacturing: Wash. vs. Mass.

Cerasis

Last year’s blowout victory for the Seahawks over the Denver Broncos was the biggest television event to ever air in the U.S. New England, especially Massachusetts, has a long history of manufacturing that has evolved from clothing and shoes to electronics and chemical products — with good wages to show for it. As you know by now, we love bringing you interesting infographics and information around manufacturing. Super Bowl of Manufacturing Infographic.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Additionally, according to Freight Waves, “outbound tender rejections have increased week-over-week for the first time since the OTRI peaked at 19.25% on March 28.”. Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states. Outbound freight to New Jersey is almost non-existent.

Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2¢, Before Q1 Closes

DAT Solutions

It's common for shippers to hustle freight out the door before the quarter ends, and this is the deadline. DAT 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. NOT SO HOT : Denver , where outbound rates were down 0.5%

Next-Gen Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Better construction, insulation and window manufacturing make for more energy-efficient homes that are more economical to operate. His specialties include supply chain solutions, transportation management, freight capacity sourcing and optimization, transportation technology, shipper and carrier relationship management, fleet and linear asset management, and network operations.