What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

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. Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

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

Talking Logistics

But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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

Freightos

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51. growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, air freight rates have been dramatically up this peak season. About The Freightos International Freight Index.

Top 10 Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight

DAT Solutions

Current trends in freight can be explained by looking at the top ten contract markets by percentage of contract-spot mix. Top markets for van freight. For van freight, the top two contract markets are in southern California. England depend on longhaul freight out of the West.

Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

DAT Solutions

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk. Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? Transportfolio.

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

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

DAT Solutions

Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, after a one-week gain. Loads were not nearly as plentiful in Montana and Wyoming, however, so check outbound freight before taking a load into those states.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Flatbeds saw rising freight volume and rates in the Southwest and a handful of Southeastern markets. Flatbed freight is strongest in the Southeast region, but not in the usual locations.

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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.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

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.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

DAT Solutions

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. Flatbed trends have been mostly neutral overall so far in February.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Load counts are up on DAT load boards , with more flatbed freight shipping to support the rebuilding and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads. 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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Being able to impact their business by finding them freight to get them home is a perk of working with these professionals. – Sharon Varner, supervisor, capacity team, Fort Worth, TX. 4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

DAT Solutions

Rates rose across the region, with shippers moving freight out of the way of the coming storm. 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.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

DAT Solutions

Load availability is up in the largest van freight markets, accompanied by a big increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Reefer freight volume was way up last week in most major markets. There was even a surge in freight out of Florida last Friday.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Also, when demand slacks off for van and reefer freight, there are more trucks available.

How Natural Gas and Plastics Impact the Truckload Spot Market

DAT Solutions

Those effects have been more dramatic since August 2016, with the new construction adding to the stronger-than-usual start to the year for flatbed freight. That’s a lot of freight for railroads and trucks alike.

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

DAT Solutions

FREIGHT RATES. Along with our standalone freight rates tool DAT RateView, all DAT load board packages include broker spot market rates on the lanes you're searching. Rates are derived from DAT RateView, and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers.

Flatbed Demand Skyrockets. Why?

DAT Solutions

It’s no surprise that Texas has the top three markets for spot market flatbed freight in the country: Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. Construction has always been a major source of flatbed freight.

Sun Belt States Are Hot for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

If you need to haul temperature-controlled freight out of the Southeast, you may be paying more for those trucks right now. Flatbed freight volume was disappointing last week, after a strong month of April. Rates are up in some Sun Belt markets, however, including Dallas and Fort Worth.