Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?
DECEMBER 7, 2016
Both those markets are distribution hubs for e-commerce, which has stretched the traditional holiday retail freight season well into December. A lot of holiday freight heading into the Northeast ends up in distribution centers in Allentown, PA, which has led to higher inbound rates there. Most holiday freight arriving by sea is already here, so the ports are less active than they were in November. Out of California, reefer loads paid less in Ontario and Fresno.