[Infographic] The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement

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The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement is an infographic developed by TruckFreighter.com. For example, the top 5 border crossings are Laredo, Detroit, Buffalo, Port Huron, and Otay Mesa. Freight Transportation

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Chicago to Detroit was down 22¢ at $3.13/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Chicago to Detroit was down 22¢ at $3.13/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

Peak season is coming for freight

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Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. We usually look at the load-to-truck ratio as a way to measure how hot demand is for freight – the number of load post divided by truck posts.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

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Changing Regulations Will Make Drivers’ Jobs Easier According to John Paul Hampstead of Freight Waves , a new regulation reached by the Federal motor carrier safety administration will allow drivers to use cameras as a substitute for two rear-view mirrors.

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Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

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Chicago to Detroit rose 18¢ to $2.47/mile on average. It's not uncommon for us to see a slump in rates after Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case last week. Spot market rates continued their upward trend after the holiday, and retail shipments boosted prices on a few lanes.

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Five Reasons SMBs Suddenly Make Sense For Forwarders

Freightos

Alibaba’s Jack Ma recently urged 3,000 US small businesses to do just that at a conference in Detroit, and he is making good on his vision to take down trade barriers that are holding smaller businesses back from buying and selling globally. Freight’s Expanding Market.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. Assess your network’s footprint and freight flows.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south.

Stanislaus and Evans: Meeting High Expectations Every Day

3PL Insights

9 years ago, Stanislaus began its search for supply chain partner in the Detroit area to provide flexible warehousing and distribution services. Regular damage to freight during rail transit was occurring, and they needed a solution.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

DAT Solutions

Cleveland is a major producer of steel and auto parts, and two lanes out of Cleveland show up in our top flatbed lanes: #9 Cleveland market to Detroit market. #16 Freight Rates

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

The railroads had lost most passenger business, and freight business was regulated and operating at a loss. There is increasing pricing power, and on average a 2-4% increase in freight demand – which is outpacing the supply of truck capacity due to limited drivers. In terms of the challenges to freight infrastructure, Adam noted that Excel has to design in a lot of “slack” due to the congestion in major urban centers.

Spring Starts Slowly

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The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . ATA reports a mixed freight market with soft volume with oil fracking/production and manufacturing putting a drag on the market. . Retail Sales . .

Van Rates Still Feeling Pressure for the ELD Mandate

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Chicago to Detroit was down 39¢ at $3.86/mile. Chicago to Buffalo came back down 29¢ to $3.55/mile – rates in the opposite direction also fell 29¢ The Super Bowl has led to higher demand for freight heading into Minneapolis , so outbound prices are down.

Van Rates Are on Pace to Break Records

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The West Coast continues to be a hotbed for van freight. Chicago to Detroit was up 27¢ to $3.69/mile. For November, the national average for spot market van rates is on pace to hit its highest mark in three years.

Van Rates End 2017 With a Bang

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Truckload capacity on the spot market was already tight before Christmas, but the load-to-truck ratio for dry van freight went through the roof to close the year. Winter weather likely affected these lanes: The average van rate on the lane from Chicago to Detroit rose 42¢ to $3.97/mile.

When Your Hero Dies

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I think about them today as I am busy working at our trucking software and freight brokerage software company. I remember it vividly. I was 9 years old. I was angry about something on the other arising from an argument in the kitchen with my mother.

When Your Hero Dies

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I think about them today as I am busy working at our trucking software and freight brokerage software company. His self-effacing ways were such that he didn’t negotiate hard on his own compensation, to his detriment, and to the eternal shame of the skin-flint owner of the Detroit Red Wings, Jack Adams. I remember it vividly. I was 9 years old. I was angry about something on the other arising from an argument in the kitchen with my mother.