3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

Freight Center

Now, we’re counting down the remaining 3 important freight shipping issues you need to know as we move into the next decade. In recent years, the freight industry has seen an increase in shipping and the number of trucks on the road. Based on survey data, the ATRI recommends to “[i]dentify strategic locations on the National Freight Network for new or expanded parking ….” The driver shortage was the top freight shipping industry concern for the third year in a row.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Upgraded highways and bridges in Mexico make Texas border towns like El Paso and Laredo more accessible and more popular than Nogales, AZ, the previous volume leader. Freight Services Temperature Controlled refrigerated freight Texas

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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. While we may not know if and how policy may change and impact freight for a few days or weeks, we can scenario plan for a reasonable number of outcomes. Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. – El Paso Times.

This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border

Aborn and Co.

Freight Waves. The United States - Mexico Cross border trucking and trade is a huge industry in which freight volumes are on the rise. . Long haul freight volumes are rising especially in Texas to Mexico area. Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border.

This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border

Aborn and Co.

Freight Waves. The United States - Mexico Cross border trucking and trade is a huge industry in which freight volumes are on the rise. . Long haul freight volumes are rising especially in Texas to Mexico area. Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

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. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. Phoenix to El Paso, TX gained 32¢ to $2.08/mi.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

DAT Solutions

Flatbed freight out of Baltimore usually heads to the Northeast and Midwest, and the weather in those regions made those shipments more difficult. A handful of lanes spiked last week, but many settled down post-Christmas: The lane from Los Angeles to El Paso, TX, climbed 48¢ to $2.42/mile. Flatbed rates saw a spike in the week before Christmas, but otherwise they’ve stayed pretty close to where they were before Thanksgiving.

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.

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. Flatbeds continue to rise steadily , as industrial freight is moving in.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

With the Laredo facility, Ryder will manage more than 11,250 cross-border freight movements per month between the U.S. began development of a $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas, to expand its work in the cross-border market along the Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico corridor. According to Union Pacific, it handles about 70% of the rail freight between the U.S.