Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for July 11, 2016 Contest

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Robert Hurley of Bayer and Roger Mancion of Fort Worth, TX Take Home the Prize

All Roads Lead to Dallas

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Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 30 – May 3, Fort Worth, TX. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

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Philadelphia, and Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth, tied; and 10) Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, tied. A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

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At its research facility at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, NASA will use the data supplied by Uber to simulate a small passenger-carrying aircraft as it flies through DFW airspace during peak scheduled air traffic.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

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per mile last week, as declining rates in Birmingham, Harrisburg and Baltimore offset increases in Tampa, Pittsburgh and Fort Worth. Look for a load from Lubbock to Fort Worth, which is paying $1.86/mile this week.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Why is a Data Center Like a Supply Chain?


Facebook announced today that it is moving forward with building a fifth data center , with plans to build in Fort Worth, Texas. They don’t seem too similar, but data centers could benefit from supply chain management.

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

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Flatbed rates were down out of a handful of Sunbelt markets: Atlanta, Savannah, Fort Worth, and Phoenix.

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

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Last week, flatbed volumes surged 10% higher, led by Houston, Fort Worth and Cleveland. The oil industry has also fueled the Texas markets: Rates were higher last week out of Dallas and Fort Worth , while Houston held firm.

The Texas Triangle

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16 Fort Worth – 850 K (part of Texas Triangle). #20 The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.”

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Spot market demand heats up out West

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Last week saw strong movements out of Baltimore, Fort Worth, Cleveland and Savannah. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

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Roanoke, VA , saw the biggest increases, but prices also rose out of Dallas, Fort Worth, Baltimore and Birmingham. February has been a strong month for flatbed freight.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

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Other big declines were in Phoenix and Fort Worth, TX , but both markets had rising volumes that could reverse pricing trends. Flatbed trends have been mostly neutral overall so far in February.

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

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Rates in Fort Worth are rebounding now, from a downturn earlier in the month. Van freight was a little quiet last week, but a rebound should be underway now, to close the second quarter on a high note.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51


Most US airlines canceled 7-10 scheduled flights coming in from China between December 22-30, especially those going to Los Angeles, O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth. Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

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In Texas : Dallas outbound rates have been kept in check because of the high number of inbound loads, but… Fort Worth rates rose 15% last month. The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Now it's looking like flatbed’s turn.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


4 Dallas, TX: The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is high on our demand list partly because of its prime location for access to major interstate highways and its air cargo infrastructure.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

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The state also is home to the Fort Worth Alliance Airport, which is a public-use airport located 14 miles north of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving


– Sharon Varner, supervisor, capacity team, Fort Worth, TX. 4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving. This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week , a time to show our gratitude to the 3.5 million men and women who keep our lives and businesses moving.

5 Ways to Ignite Your Employees’ Passions


Robinson employees, we’re proud of what we do in our roles as general manager of the Fort Worth office and as director, global forwarding admin, out of Grapevine, TX. 5 Ways to Ignite Your Employees’ Passions.Transportfolio. As C.H.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


</p> <p><strong>#4 </strong><strong>Dallas, TX: </strong></p> <p>The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is high on our demand list partly because of its prime location for access to major interstate highways and its air cargo infrastructure.

Top 10 Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight

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Los Angeles ranks #8 for spot market flatbed loads, behind Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth in Texas; also behind Chicago, Cleveland, and surprising South Bend, IN in the Midwest.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

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Volumes have bounced back in Fort Worth , but the lane to Houston dropped to $2.27 Flatbed rates haven’t moved much in the past month, but that could change in the coming weeks.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

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DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. So, you’re taking a load from Houston to Oklahoma City , and then you haul a second load from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.

Flatbed Demand Skyrockets. Why?

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It’s no surprise that Texas has the top three markets for spot market flatbed freight in the country: Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

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This is a good way into Texas , where you can usually find a load out of Dallas, Fort Worth , and especially Houston. National average rates dropped again last week, but all equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound.

How Natural Gas and Plastics Impact the Truckload Spot Market

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Hopper cars will carry the plastics to packaging facilities in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. New investments in natural gas and petrochemical production over the past six years have had a noticeable impact on the trucking spot market.

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

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Rates trended up in Houston, a major flatbed market, as well as secondary markets including Las Vegas, NV; Fort Worth, TX; Cleveland, OH; and Tampa, FL. Rates moved in the opposite direction from load-to-truck ratios last week.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

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The big Texas markets, primarily Houston , but also Dallas and Fort Worth , continue to be stable and reliable sources of flatbed loads. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt.

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Busy Being Busy

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But, several months ago when I received an invitation from AWESOME’s Nancy Nix to join other women from the Dallas-Fort Worth area for lunch I accepted, thinking that if I was too busy when the day rolled around I could send my regrets. Two lunches and a chance meeting in the Home Depot parking lot recently have me thinking about how I spend my time. And how I answer when someone asks, “How are you?” Surprisingly, they’re both related. First, the lunches.

This Week in Logistics News (November 6-10, 2017)

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” Earlier this year [Uber] said it was working with authorities in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai to bring its flying taxis to those cities…Uber said Wednesday that it also plans to trial the project in Los Angeles in 2020 along with the already announced cities.

Sun Belt States Are Hot for Vans and Reefers

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Rates are up for flatbeds in some Sun Belt markets, particularly Jacksonville in the Southeast, Dallas and neighboring Fort Worth, plus Phoenix. Rates are up in some Sun Belt markets, however, including Dallas and Fort Worth.