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

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd. As reported by Robbie Whelan in the Wall Street Journal : Stifel last week released a report targeting the entire truckload industry, writing that “pricing pressure is rampant in the generic freight market,” which includes most types of trucking services, while railroad carload pricing and freight rates among parcel carriers are on the rise.

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Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

DAT Solutions

We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. A seasonal transition is underway in produce harvests, as we head into the back-to-school season, so there is lots of demand for temp-controlled transportation. HOT MARKETS - There was an increase in loads moving out of Fresno last week, which is a welcome change. Van Freight Abounds, but Rates are Down.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. The company’s North American truckload volumes increased eight percent in the quarter, and its average truckload rate per mile charged to customers (excluding fuel) increased about 1 percent in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011, while its truckload transportation costs increased approximately two percent (excluding fuel). 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January.

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Reefer rates hit lull between holidays

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Reefer activity picked up after Thanksgiving, but not nearly as much as dry van freight. Right now, retail and e-commerce are driving trends in the transportation industry, which has lifted van rates, but prices fell on a lot of the major reefer lanes. Fresno to Baltimore fell 29¢ at $2.41/mile. Demand for reefers could heat up again as we get closer to Christmas.