What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While this threat is not new, it certainly feels different this time around, and specifically raises questions for those involved in regular cross border freight movements. – El Paso Times. On March 27, U.S.

Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

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Texas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. state, there is a marked shift in demand for refrigerated equipment on the spot truckload freight market.

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Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

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While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Phoenix to El Paso, TX gained 32¢ to $2.08/mi.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

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At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. Since then, we've been in the middle of what's traditionally been the slow season for freight.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

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Flatbed freight out of Baltimore usually heads to the Northeast and Midwest, and the weather in those regions made those shipments more difficult. Flatbed rates saw a spike in the week before Christmas, but otherwise they’ve stayed pretty close to where they were before Thanksgiving.

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

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It's common for shippers to hustle freight out the door before the quarter ends, and this is the deadline. Load-to-truck ratios were highest along the East Coast, and in much of the Sun Belt, as freight moves into position for “last mile” trips to the major population centers.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

If freight demand grows as it is projected to, the driver shortage could balloon to nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022.” “ It’s probably the most difficult recruiting environment…I’ve seen in my 26 years in the business ,” said Scott McLaughlin, president of Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LP, a family-owned firm in El Paso, Texas. . Last week, the U.S.