Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Chicago to Kansas City also had a big increase at $3.48/mile, up 46¢ from the week before. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days.

Why We Bought Freightquote

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It also increases our market share with small businesses and significantly expands our presence in the Kansas City market. Business Customers Freight Services Technology Ecommerce Freightquote Innovation LTL ltl procurement Truckload

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. Google Express, the tech company’s fast delivery service, expands in Kansas City (Kansas City Star). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

DAT Solutions

That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. It also snowed in Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City, but nobody gets quite so worked up about that. Those cities tend to have systems in place to plow the roads and keep them safe. Storms freeze freight flows.

4 More Tips for Working With Freight Brokers

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Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to a group of owner-operators and aspiring small fleet owners in Kansas City as part of CMC Live. My suggestion is that most freight into Wisconsin comes from other points in the Midwest, so any load into the Midwest helps you meet your goal.

Last-Minute Christmas Freight Boosts Truckload Volume

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Freight brokers offered four days’ worth of loads for vans, and five days' worth of loads for reefers, but most truckers were not interested in working even the full four days. Rates were affected by weather as well as last-minute freight shipments in the days before Christmas.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books. Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books. Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight.

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Reefers still waiting for spring

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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.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

With the Laredo facility, Ryder will manage more than 11,250 cross-border freight movements per month between the U.S. flights – serving Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to “most U.S. According to Union Pacific, it handles about 70% of the rail freight between the U.S.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

DAT Solutions

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight. Just like with dry van freight , reefer capacity tightened in the first week of November, meaning that shippers and brokers had a harder time finding trucks to move those reefer loads.

Spot market demand heats up out West

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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.

Find Van Loads Fast in These 5 Places

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Rates are available in the DAT Power™ load board and in our standalone freight rates tool, DAT RateView™ HOUSTON: Rates on the Houston to Dallas lane are down when compared to March, but prices were trending up last week. Freight Rates

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. Rock Island to Kansas City also shot up 61¢ to $3.22/mile.

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . ATA reports a mixed freight market with soft volume with oil fracking/production and manufacturing putting a drag on the market. . Retail Sales . .

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

It’s no wonder that the freight recession continues with tepid demand for goods from manufacturing and retailers. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis the freight tonnage actually increased 10.2 The first quarter is traditionally the slowest freight time of the year. .

New FTL Rates – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Full Truckload and Very Competitive FTL by Rail – Examples Here

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Please note: The average price of rail / intermodal freight is about 40% less than shipping by truck, but you need to plan more in advance. Delivery: Kansas City, MO. Freight RatesUS domestic full truckload and FLT by rail rates ready to book on Freightera.com. April 2019 Rate Update. Awesome news! We just got new instant all-inclusive truckload rates and FTL by rail rates up on the website.

MAY 2019 UPDATE: New Competitive FTL Rates by Rail – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Examples Here

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If you have any questions about FTL, LTL, rail, or road freight shipping, give us a call at 800 886 4870 Ext. Please note: The average price of rail / intermodal freight is about 45% less than shipping by truck, but you need to plan more in advance, as rates change over time.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Confirming the trend, the Cass Freight Index Report for October showed shipments increased 2.7 Congratulations go to the transportation team for growing revenues during a tough freight market. .

Looking Back on a Fulfilling Career in the Transportation Industry

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Mark Bogucki, our general manager in Kansas City, recently announced he would retire at the end of 2015. We had been paying them backhaul rates to get their trucks back to their own freight. Business Carriers Freight Services Over the Road Career Transportation

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

It should be noted that freight volume and load-to-truck ratios started out higher than normal for this time of year and it’s usual for load counts to decline. . Whenever a large infrastructure bill is passed and the time comes to shovel the dirt, history has shown us that people would prefer to be home and report to a job site as opposed to going out on the road to deliver freight. The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1