Reefer rates rise as Florida hits its stride

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Freight volumes surged about 25% out of both Miami and Lakeland, FL, and some lanes about of Florida saw rates jump as much as 85¢ per mile. California - Overall, California has been slower than usual, with freight volumes down about 3%, due to heavy rain.

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

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AUDIO: Freight Rates Spike in Florida

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Listen below to Mark Montague, DAT Pricing Analyst, and Terry Scruton of Land Line Now discuss the latest freight trends, including the explosion in reefer rates out of Florida. type="audio/mpeg"> Your browser does not support the audio element. Download the audio. See the current market rates for every lane you search in DAT load boards. Carrier News

Florida Reefer Rates Take a Dive

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Peak season for Florida seems to have come to a close, and reefer rates responded accordingly. Aside from Florida, the southern band of states from California eastward experienced high demand for reefers last week.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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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.

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Michael

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Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 storm and continues to move across Georgia and into the Carolina’s. 900,000 homes and businesses are experiencing power outages in Florida and Georgia. The storm has directly impacted Florida, Georgia and both North and South Carolina. Business Logistics Market Update Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael Market update Transportation UpdateCurrent as of October 11, 2018.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

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Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Despite delayed delivery times, rest assured that your freight is out of harm’s way and trust your carrier’s disaster preparedness. The post What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

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Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. As we've said in the past , hurricanes usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers rush to move freight out of the way.

Good and bad news for reefer freight

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First the bad news: Refrigerated truckload freight took a step back last week due to weakness in Florida and some California markets. Miami volumes dropped more than 15%, and outbound loads from California were down 7%.

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2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Reefer freight is in transition. Markets that were previously hot, like Florida , are slowing down. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

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Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma. We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

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Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Florida rates continued to slide: Miami to Atlanta dropped 40¢ to $1.29/mile, which is more typical for this time of year.

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Therefore, freight brokerages need a great deal of load volume to optimize this model correctly.

Freight rates slide in winter slump

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per mile for the month to-date, but spot freight volume hasn’t changed a lot since January 2018. Big storms like Harper typically disrupt scheduled freight moves and drive more demand to the spot market. Tis the season for falling rates.

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

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We aren’t fortune tellers at FreightCenter, but we have been in the logistics business long enough to predict what you’re about to ask: H ow much is the cost of freight to (insert destination) ? We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. Understanding Freight Cost. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. Generating the Cost of Freight. California to Florida.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

Freight Center

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight. Freight class. Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an Instant Freight Quote. To get an instant quote from preferred carriers for your freight shipment, use our easy freight quote calculator. The cost to ship a dresser from Florida to Texas costs $148.97

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

Cerasis

Instead of trying to go with the flow, shippers that understand where LTL fuel surcharges are headed can take steps to reduce freight spend by effectively reducing fuel surcharges paid for unexpected delays or issues. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

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Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. It's a major freight hub for trucking and railroads. Oddly, the biggest one-day rate increases were on lanes outbound from the Carolinas to pretty much everywhere except Florida.

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

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Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest. It's a major freight hub for trucking and railroads. Oddly, the biggest one-day rate increases were on lanes outbound from the Carolinas to pretty much everywhere except Florida.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Florida.

Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

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We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping—fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in trucking capacity over the course of just a few years. Freight trucking accounts for over 70 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. of all freight revenue will be done through mobile brokering by 2025.

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

Freight Center

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight. Freight class. Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an Instant Freight Quote. To get an instant quote from preferred carriers for your freight shipment, use our easy freight quote calculator. The cost to ship a dresser from Florida to Texas costs $148.97

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

Freight Center

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight. Freight class. Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an Instant Freight Quote. To get an instant quote from preferred carriers for your freight shipment, use our easy freight quote calculator. The cost to ship a dresser from Florida to Texas costs $148.97

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Florida.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Florida.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. 70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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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. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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HOT MARKETS: The biggest changes last week were in California, where reefer freight finally started to move out of Fresno and Sacramento in serious quantities, but load counts fell sharply in L.A.

Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

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February has been a strong month for flatbed freight. Looking to move flatbed freight? DAT has the largest digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more loads posted daily than any other load board.

Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

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The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight. There has been a strong freight surge moving from Los Angeles toward the East, which is causing higher outbound volumes in cities like Chicago , Columbus and Memphis.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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Road closures halted shipments on major trade routes like I-10 between Houston, New Orleans and Jacksonville , and I-75 up from Florida to Atlanta. How to find FEMA loads and trucks, and what to consider when handling emergency freight.