A Brief Commentary on the Future of Delivery

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I’m heading back home today from the MercuryGate Velocity 2017 user conference in Las Vegas. There are countless possibilities, especially when you consider emerging technologies and delivery models like drones, driverless trucks, hyperloop, and the Uber-ization of freight. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends delivery driverless vehicles drones e-commerce Las Vegas shooting MercuryGate MercuryGate Velocity 2017

4 reasons flatbed should bounce back soon

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After a strong first quarter, flatbed freight has slowed in April. Rates have held steady - Even though freight volumes have fallen in April, the national average rate remains at $2.34/mi., Las Vegas to Phoenix gained 42¢ to $2.97/mi.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Flatbed rates move lower, but they're still pretty high

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million load and truck posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

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

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MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

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Construction activity boosted rates out of Las Vegas : The lane to Los Angeles was up to an average of $3.31/mile. Las Vegas to Phoenix also jumped up to $2.97/mile. The energy sector heated up in January, which contributed to higher flatbed load counts for the month.

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. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum. Flatbed freight was strong in March, and there was a spike in rates to close the month.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

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. Reefer freight has been gaining momentum. Flatbed freight was strong in March, and there was a spike in rates to close the month.

Daimler Trucks establishes global organisation for highly automated driving

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To achieve this, Daimler Trucks announced an investment of more than EUR 500 million (more than USD 570 million) at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

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

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

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The number of loads available on the spot market last month was also up more than 100% compared to February 2016, which is a pretty good sign that the freight recession really is over. Since the freight coming out didn’t pay very well, inbound lanes paid more.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Freight patterns showed increased retail trade ahead of Memorial Day weekend, and since some drivers finished the week up early ahead of the holiday weekend, capacity also tightened. Volumes in Birmingham are still soft, except for local freight.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

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While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. On the other hand, flatbed prices trended down in a handful of key markets, including Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh , and Roanoke.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

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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.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

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Rates rose across the region, with shippers moving freight out of the way of the coming storm. Construction materials often move out of Las Vegas and Reno , and it’s a little early in the season for those markets to weaken as much as they have.

Spot Market Gets a Strong Start to May

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Spot market van volumes slipped last week, with some energy sector freight leaving the van marketplace. Tomato harvests obviously equal more reefer freight, but processed and canned tomatoes in paste and sauces also lead to more van freight. While rates from Vegas to L.A.

Flatbed ratio reverses 10-week decline

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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. Las Vegas to Los Angeles dropped 49¢ to $3.61/mile.

Flatbed Rates Set Another Record

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DAT load boards provide 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.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

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Flatbed freight out of Baltimore usually heads to the Northeast and Midwest, and the weather in those regions made those shipments more difficult. Las Vegas to Salt Lake City was up 28¢ to $2.71/mile.

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

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DAT load boards 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.

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

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The calendar was a big factor, as shippers try to push freight out the door before the end of the fiscal year or quarter. Large carriers might still make all their scheduled deliveries, but they don't take a lot of exception freight when fewer drivers are willing to work.

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

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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.

Uber Thinking

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One party has the ticket – the other party wants to go to see the show – like the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas. Are you talking about how the industry will do away with middlemen – like Freight Brokers? Who will buy our Freight Brokerage Software then?”. “No

More on The Future of Delivery (Takeaways from MercuryGate Velocity 2017 User Conference)

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A notable exception is MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor), which was founded 17 years ago and recently held its annual user conference in Las Vegas.

This Week in Logistics News (April 24-28, 2017)

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As you read this I’ll be flying back from the JDA FOCUS 2017 conference in Las Vegas. FourKites Announces Enhanced Integration With JDA Software for Real-Time Visibility Into Freight Transportation. February 2017 North American Freight Numbers.

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

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Major less-than-truckload motor carriers such as FedEx Freight have long pushed for larger trailer sizes. Song of the Week: “Heaven or Las Vegas” by Cocteau Twins. It’s warm outside. There’s no snow on the ground, and there’s none in the forecast.