Did Santa save on shipping this year?

DAT Solutions

Amid all that uncertainly, shipping rates skyrocketed, and it got even crazier in the month to follow. So while Santa didn't save all that much money on shipping this year, those presents were delivered amid much more stable spot marketplace. Falling rates Outbound rates were down in markets like Seattle , Denver and Philadelphia , places that are known for low prices. Denver to Los Angeles was down 16¢ to just $1.20/mile.

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

DAT Solutions

Those declines could be a temporary blip, though, because volumes are showing signs that spring shipping season has sprung. The biggest increase was on the lane from Denver to Oklahoma City , which was up 13¢ to $1.40/mile – not much there to be excited about. Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. We are seeing favorable rates for shippers in Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver, Colorado as carriers look to capitalize on outbound volumes. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be back to pre-pandemic difficulty. When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Moving freight into Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver , Colorado markets should pick up. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be close to normal. . As the state reopens retail facilities on May 4, shipping in and out of Arizona should not be substantially impacted. . When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. . Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted. .

How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

Freight Center

As a rule of thumb, remember the freight shipping industry recognizes November 1 st through April 30 th as “freeze protection season” or the time period freeze protection services will be most in demand. If you ship regularly during the freeze protection season, it’s worth asking the question of whether or not freeze protection services would be beneficial for your cargo. Blog freeze protection services freight services Freight Shipping LTL Shipping Truckload Shipping

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates. 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

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

strategically placed to meet the demand of same-day shipping for online retailers. Because supply chain growth requires more facilities to meet demand for storage space and shipping speed, secondary markets have become ideal locations for investment.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Free-Shipping Offers Abound This Holiday Season, According To Shop.Org. As the holiday season heats up, some interesting findings related to free shipping and mobile commerce from Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. percent of retailers will offer their first holiday free shipping offer by the week of October 28; more than one-third (34.9%) say they already offer year-round free shipping, compared to 23.1

Reefer Demand Dips, But Rates Don't

DAT Solutions

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 In Florida, droughts and wildfires hampered the state's prime shipping season this year, which likely disappointed most carriers, brokers and shippers.

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

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. Trucks might not be as sexy as space ships, but that’s not stopping entrepreneurs from imagining better ways to build and power them. are scouting potential sites, including busy roads near Denver International Airport, with a goal of launching in 2018.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

DAT Solutions

Nogales, AZ , was the only produce-shipping market to post any big rate increases last week, as many others were down significantly. 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.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

DAT Solutions

The three largest price increases last week came out of Denver. Denver is a big beer producing market, with both large production breweries and smaller craft brewers shipping beer in vans and reefers. Denver to Albuquerque jumped 28¢ to $2.35/mile. Denver to Oklahoma City gained 21¢ to $1.41/mile. Denver to Chicago added 20¢ to $1.52/mile.

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. 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. The national load-to-truck ratio also hit 7.0

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Projections for Central California produce are still strong for June, so we’re keeping an eye on the Fresno market, but those shipping gaps meant that rates didn’t continue their upward trend on many of the top reefer lanes. Asparagus, beans, and peas are shipping out of Western Michigan, and reefer rates on the lane from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia jumped up 47¢ to $3.17/mile. The lane from Sacramento to Denver paid 24¢ better on average, at $2.63/mile.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

Expect the seasonal pressure to continue through much of November, as a massive typhoon in Hong Kong caused scheduling delays on inbound ships at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the arrival point for 49% of Asian imports. Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. to Chicago , Dallas , Phoenix , and Denver. Denver to Oklahoma City plummeted 24¢ to $1.38/mile.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

DAT Solutions

Chicago to Denver soared 27¢ to $3.17/mile. Demand is still extra-high out of potato-shipping regions ahead of Thanksgiving, but rates from Twin Falls, ID, to Phoenix dropped 27¢ to an average of $2.74/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.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

DAT connects carriers with brokers and shippers who have urgent shipping needs, including FEMA loads. When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most. But as has been the case with Hurricane Florence – which is anticipated to make landfall on the mid-Atlantic coast later this week – we're seeing how trucks are a big part of the preparation process before the storm, too.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Prices are still well above last year’s pace, though, and that still suggests that the fall shipping season will be a busy one. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail. Dallas to Denver lost 25¢ at $2.59/mile. Los Angeles to Denver also lost 20¢ at $3.15/mile.

Van Rates Rise Ahead of Roadcheck Inspections

DAT Solutions

Normally during a four-day shipping week, we'd expect load posts and truck posts to be down around 20%. Atlanta saw only a slight dip in volumes despite one less shipping day. 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.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

DAT Solutions

We’re hearing a lot about shipping gaps in California due to delays in planting because of an unusually wet winter, which explains the flat reefer volumes last week. Denver to Albuquerque rose 10¢ for an average of 1.76/mile. After interruptions caused by recent wildfires, produce was shipping out of Florida again, and the biggest rate increases were on lanes leaving the state: Miami to Northern New Jersey reefer rates were up 17¢ to $2.26/mile.

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

DAT Solutions

We haven't seen a surge in California shipping as had been anticipated. Falling freight volumes resulted in lower rates out of Ontario, CA , Denver , and Chicag o. Out West, Denver to Ontario, CA declined 22¢ to $1.42/mi. Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The national average van rate held steady, and van volumes are actually higher now than they were at this time last year.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years, but there’s one worry: robots, more companies, including Target, are rolling back on loyalty programs, Walmart eliminates a few dozen corporate jobs, Staples may be planning to spin off its retail business to Office Depot and hundreds of people showed up for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers. It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years, but there’s one worry: robots, more companies, including Target, are rolling back on loyalty programs, Walmart eliminates a few dozen corporate jobs, Staples may be planning to spin off its retail business to Office Depot and hundreds of people showed up for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers. It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

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For instance, conveyor systems are bulky and fixed in place, so warehouses with conveyor systems often must design the warehouse layout around this infrastructure while allocating adequate space for other warehouse functions, such as sortation and packaging and shipping. “First of all, assume you’re going to grow…” You don’t want to be incapable of packaging and shipping your product if your business booms and end up losing customers immediately.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

DAT Solutions

Lanes shipping into the Northeast were also up: Rates on the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo rose 21¢ to $2.92/mile. 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.

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

Freightos

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. Company that needs goods shipped. Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. “Sometimes you’ll be out on the highway, you see two giant trucks loaded up with logs, and they pass each other on the highway… I don’t understand that.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

DAT Solutions

Denver to Houston also fell11¢ to just $1.00/mile. That comes despite uneven production out of Florida , shipping gaps in California , and a drop in volumes in markets near the Mexican border. Los Angeles to Denver also jumped up 29¢ to $2.84/mile. Philadelphia to Miami fell 20¢ to $1.50/mile, but that should snap back with produce starting to ship out of Southern New Jersey.

Spot Market Volumes Are Strong, but Rates Still Lag

DAT Solutions

to Denver paid 10¢ better at $1.77. Did you know that California ships 87% of the strawberries in the U.S.? Berries started moving out of Santa Maria in late February, and Ventura County is gearing up for peak shipping season. Fresno to Denver is still well below summer pricing, but it picked up 21¢ to $2.14/mile last week. Western Michigan is a major egg producer, and those are shipping in large numbers ahead of Easter.

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L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. Ships in and near Hong Kong were delayed, which caused a disruption of traffic at the top U.S. It takes a couple of weeks for container ships to make their way across the Pacific, and the typhoon caused schedule disruptions at West Coast ports through the end of the September and beyond. Denver to Albuquerque got a 7¢ increase, to $2.18/mile.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

Also, some ships may have been re-routed from Houston to East Coast ports, so that will add to the pressure in port cities and regional hubs. Denver to Houston also dropped 31¢ to $1.35 Denver was being supplied out of Chicago while Houston was underwater, but the Houston-to-Denver head haul should be back online by now.

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

DAT Solutions

A couple of westbound, long-haul lanes jumped up in price: Denver to Stockton, CA rose 20¢ to $1.26 Apple harvests are getting underway, and the early varieties have been shipping. 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 It’s normal for spot market rates and volumes to slip this time of year, but loads posted to DAT load boards were only down 3% last week.

Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

due to the fallout from the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy. 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. Shippers paid more to move freight ahead of the storm, and then load posts dropped when the affected markets locked down at the end of the week.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

The West Coast is starting to see the freight that shipped from China after the Chinese New Year celebrations ended. port for those ships, and that freight was already being loaded onto trucks last week. Dallas to Denver fell 10¢ to $2.03/mi. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country.

New US LTL Freight Rates from $125, and New Cross-Border Rates from $187!

Freightera

Cross-border LTL freight rates: Edmonton, AB to Denver, CO: now USD $223.56 – click here for this LTL quote. Happy shipping! In the spirit of continuous improvement, we have added new carrier lanes, and new affordable LTL carrier rates in US, and cross-border US to Canada & Canada to US. . All examples below are for 1 pallet, 40 x 40 x 40 inches, 250 lbs, class 100.

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

DAT Solutions

NOT SO HOT : Denver , where outbound rates were down 0.5% HOT MARKETS : Rock Island , IL, is home to farm equipment manufacturers, who must have shipped a bunch of orders last week. We're just a few days away from Easter and Passover, which coincide with the close of the first quarter. It's common for shippers to hustle freight out the door before the quarter ends, and this is the deadline.