Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for July 11, 2016 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

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

All Roads Lead to Dallas

Supply Chain Link

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.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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

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Ryan Cunningham

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

For Ryan Cunningham, a Supervisor at Saddle Creek Logistics Services in Fort Worth, Texas, a supportive work environment was crucial. What makes you want to join a new company?

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

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.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain


Those being purchased by BREIT are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Chicago, central Pennsylvania, Atlanta and south and central Florida, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

DAT Solutions

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)

Talking Logistics

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.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth. 2017 went down on record as one of the costliest years for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages. Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. economy.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

DAT Solutions

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

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

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.

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

Regional Air Hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport opens. In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. What a year this group had.

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

DAT Solutions

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.

Nicole Lee

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

Today, she serves as Director of Fulfillment, based in Fort Worth, T.X., In just a few short years, Nicole Lee has established a remarkable track record at Saddle Creek Logistics Services.

Busy Being Busy

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

DAT Solutions

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

DAT Solutions

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.

REPOST: Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

FreightWaves started in Fort Worth, Texas, but we moved here. Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller. Craig Fuller and Joe Lynch discuss why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of trucking.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

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.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

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

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

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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Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

FreightWaves started in Fort Worth, Texas, but we moved here. [01:04] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, which is based in Chattanooga, TN. I grew up in a trucking family and worked in my dad’s company.

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

DAT Solutions

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.

5 Ways to Ignite Your Employees’ Passions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving

CH Robinson Transportfolio

– 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.

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

DAT Solutions

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

DAT Solutions

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

DAT Solutions

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.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

DAT Solutions

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

DAT Solutions

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.