The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

Inspection Blitz Sends Freight Rates Skyward

DAT Solutions

Freight rates were relatively calm back when the full enforcement of the ELD mandate went into effect on April 1, as conditions had already settled into what’s feeling like the "new normal." Memphis to Indianapolis jumped up 25¢ to $3.08/mile, unprecedented for this lane.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail.

Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

Supply Chain Collaborator

A Brinks armored truck traveling down Interstate 70 outside Indianapolis this week had its rear doors open sending more than $600,000 in twenty-dollar bills exploding across all 8 lanes of rush hour traffic. The post Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. That would’ve led to more reefer trucks competing for van freight, and the extra capacity kept rates down. Memphis to Indianapolis was more typical of retail lanes last week, falling 20¢ to $1.90/mile.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

DAT Solutions

That song is from "Carousel" and I started humming it under my breath as I sat down to write about last week's freight market. Looks like we won't have to wait until June for freight and rates to be "bustin' out all over" though, because rates are already heading in that direction.

Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis added 22¢ to $1.88/mile. It's not uncommon for us to see a slump in rates after Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case last week. Spot market rates continued their upward trend after the holiday, and retail shipments boosted prices on a few lanes.

Better weather helps push van rates upward

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.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

facility at an Indianapolis, Ind., Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019. Companies represented included Advanced Auto Parts, John Deere, Hanes Brands, UPS, FHI, Lenovo, GSK, Altria, and UNC Healthcare.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. If successful, the program will expand next to Indianapolis, IN; Edison, NJ; and Memphis, TN.”. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. These include freight rating, carrier selection, load tendering and visibility as well as match pay.

Top 10 Markets for Reefer Loads in First Half of 2018

DAT Solutions

The high demand and tight truck load capacity has led to unprecedented numbers of reefer load posts on DAT load boards, North America's largest on-demand freight exchange. Indianapolis, Twin Falls, ID, and Joliet, IL, each fell out of the top 10 from last year.

Customer Spotlight: Integrity Electric

Freight Center

Integrity Electric is a national seller of electrical & industrial equipment based out of Indianapolis, IN. FreightCenter helps Integrity meet their goals of getting their freight out fast, on-time and with the right carrier all while saving money. Founded in 2011, Integrity removes electrical equipment from commercial buildings and then cleans, repairs and sells it. Removing and repurposing the equipment helps avoid tossing it in a landfill. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Top 10 Markets for Van Loads in First Half of 2018

DAT Solutions

The DAT load board is the largest on-demand truck load freight exchange in North America , and load posts by freight brokers and shippers are on pace to shatter even more records this year. Allentown, PA, and Richmond, VA, replaced Indianapolis and Buffalo, NY, in the top 10.

enVista Opens EMEA Office, Expands Global Services Footprint

EFT

Global freight audit and payment provider opens office near Liverpool, UK to better serve clients in all areas of the world. Ellesmere Port, England and Indianapolis, U.S.; enVista President and CEO Jim Barnes said, "We are very excited to expand our global presence and improve our ability to serve companies worldwide with global freight invoice audit and transportation spend management requirements.

Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

DAT Solutions

In any season, 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.

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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.

Flatbed ratio reverses 10-week decline

DAT Solutions

That's typically a small market for flatbed freight, but a newly expanded steel mill there appears to be generating more freight, and may be benefiting from tariffs on foreign competition. Rock Island, IL to Indianapolis fell 55¢ to $3.30/mile, which is still a solid rate.

Flatbed Demand Soars, Boosting Rates 11¢

DAT Solutions

DAT provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

Van rates drop to 16-month low

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.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

DAT Solutions

For van freight, last week's national load-to-truck ratio was the highest it's been since mid-2014. Rates were also way up on the lanes from Memphis to Indianapolis and Memphis to Dallas.

Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

DAT Solutions

Freight volume continues to be strong for vans, especially in the South, where some rough weather disrupted freight movements last week, and produce harvests occupied the reefers that might have hauled dry van freight in the off-season.

Van Rates Close Q2 With a Bang

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

Where to Find Loads This Week: 7 Hot Markets and 2 TriHauls

DAT Solutions

Some of the freight is seasonal , including shelf-stable grocery items and Christmas trees. If you’re in the neighborhood, look for loads here: Columbus to Memphis and Memphis to Indianapolis. Van load availability edged up 0.5%

Partial loads: A slow season secret weapon?

DAT Solutions

In any season, 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.

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Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

DAT Solutions

Van load counts were already up big last week, with an uptick in freight moving out of L.A. The top 4 were the same as last week – Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston and Dallas – but Indianapolis edged out Memphis for the no.

Van Rates Edge Up as Load-to-Truck Ratio Declines

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

This Week in Logistics News (October 3-7, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Denmark’s DSV eyes more big acquisitions in fragmented freight market (Reuters). 1,183 — that is how many miles I have cycled since the start of the summer, including 82 hilly miles I cycled this past Wednesday, which took me 5 hours and 22 minutes to complete.