Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF), home to the UPS Worldport, has published March data that show strong year-over-year gains. In terms of domestic total freight — parcel, cargo, and mail — FedEx domestic volumes in pounds have declined 7.6% at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. UPS is doing the same so data from the Louisville and Memphis hubs only tell part of the carriers’ stories. (Originally published in Air Cargo World ).

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

DAT Solutions

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot Market Maps. Whether you're a broker who needs to know where trucks are hard to find or a carrier looking for where you'll have a negotiating advantage, Hot Market Maps provide the most up-to-date view of available loads versus trucks for every freight market. If you've got a truck in Louisville, KY, would you get a better rate if you posted it at noon or 4 pm?

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Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage ; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. 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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Van Rates Fall 3¢, in Mid-Winter Slump

DAT Solutions

It's February, so it should be no surprise that freight availability is down, and so are rates. TriHaul Adds $500 to Roundtrip Pay: Chicago - Columbus - Louisville - Chicago. For example, a TriHaul from Columbus to Chicago via Louisville, KY will boost your average rate from $1.82 DAT rates, including rates for TriHaul route suggestions, are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers, as recorded in DAT RateView.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads. Kentucky offers the UPS World Port in Louisville, DHL Americas hub in Northern Kentucky and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout Kentucky. The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S.

Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

DAT Solutions

Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. I will be speaking more in detail about these myths and much more, in the DAT booth #64196 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 22 to 24. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

DAT Solutions

February is the slow season for freight, and it may feel like your business is at a crawl right now. Still, finding loads and positioning your trucks is harder when there's more competition for freight, so we're going to take a look at some of your best bets for finding van, reefer, and flatbed loads during the slow season. You might want to look for a load going from Cleveland to Louisville instead. Sign up for DAT load board service to find freight during the slow season.

Everyone Is Sick of the 3 Worst Bottlenecks in America

GTG Technology Group

The junction of I-65 and I-71 in Louisville, Kentucky, follows the Fort Lee bottleneck. As our population increases, so do our demands for every day goods – and therefore our freight traffic. Bottlenecks are the bane of truckers everywhere. Across the United States, they’re wasting thousands of hours of drive time and causing safety hazards for people on the road.

Confessions of an Owner-Operator: Advice for Getting Started

DAT Solutions

The lease-purchase company was offering a brand-new Freightliner with a sleeper and a dedicated run, which was to go to JFK airport in New York, then to Louisville, KY – but none of this was in writing. Before you purchase a truck , be sure that the truck you purchase will match all the specifications for the type of freight you will haul.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Amazon Looking to License or Acquire Freight-Management Technology (WSJ-sub. Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service. is on the hunt for technology to help it run its rapidly expanding freight-transportation network, according to people at companies that have been contacted by the retailer. and Fast Radius’ On Demand Production Platform™ and 3D printing factory in Louisville, KY.”