Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago.

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Good and bad news for reefer freight

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First the bad news: Refrigerated truckload freight took a step back last week due to weakness in Florida and some California markets. Miami volumes dropped more than 15%, and outbound loads from California were down 7%.

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2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Reefer freight is in transition. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market. Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , fell 27¢ to $2.10/mile.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

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We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

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Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date. Miami absorbed existing capacity while Lakeland rates got a boost.

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

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Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Therefore, freight brokerages need a great deal of load volume to optimize this model correctly.

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

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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.

Refrigerated Freight Adjusts Between Holidays

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The lane from Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , retreated from the off-season boost it got in the previous week, down 34¢ to $1.61/mile.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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HOT MARKETS: The biggest changes last week were in California, where reefer freight finally started to move out of Fresno and Sacramento in serious quantities, but load counts fell sharply in L.A. Other markets to hit a lull last week included Miami, Southern Idaho, and Grand Rapids.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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The demand for refrigerated trailers peaked at year-end, but the extra-cold weather in many parts of the country has kept prices at record-setting levels in many areas, since those trailers are being used to keep freight from freezing. Miami to Baltimore dropped 99¢ to $2.39/mile.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

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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.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

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Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Flatbeds saw rising freight volume and rates in the Southwest and a handful of Southeastern markets. Flatbed freight is strongest in the Southeast region, but not in the usual locations.

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

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Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

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. Miami to Baltimore was up 35¢ to $2.63/mile.

Reefer rates rise as Florida hits its stride

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Freight volumes surged about 25% out of both Miami and Lakeland, FL, and some lanes about of Florida saw rates jump as much as 85¢ per mile. Rates shot up 28% coming out of Lakeland and 25% out of Miami. Miami to Boston added 62¢ to $3.09/mi.

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. Rates from Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , were up 32¢ to $1.91/mile.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

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This puts a strain on the existing transportation resources, and if mother nature wipes out the infrastructure in coastal areas, such as Houston, the Port of Miami or even shipments between Puerto Rico and the mainland, capacity tightens faster than anyone expects. Capacity Crunch FreightUnbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. In April 2017, William B.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

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We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. Central California is still active, and imported produce continues to be a factor at border crossings with Mexico, as well as seaports including Miami. Van Freight Abounds, but Rates are Down.

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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. Rates from Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , were up 32¢ to $1.91/mile.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

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A lot of the spot market freight volumes that were stalled in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have started to come back. Last week, Houston's van freight volumes rebounded to 88% of pre-storm levels. That’s a common trend when the flow of freight shifts southward.

Freight Rates Hold Steady, but Midwest Heats Up

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All in all, we're seeing positive trends as we get closer to the fall freight season. Florida is in off-season, so if you’re hauling freight into Miami , you’ll need to make your money on the way down. Van and reefer rates were mostly in a holding pattern last week.

Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

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Prices fell sharply in Lakeland, FL , and Miami , but there were big gains in Atlanta , Dallas , and near the Mexican border in Nogales, AZ. It's not uncommon for us to see a slump in rates after Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case last week.

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Freight Rates Were Mostly Neutral Ahead of Winter Storm

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That'll no doubt affect freight movements, with trucks banned from some highways in the Northeast while Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia declare states of emergency. That includes van freight, but it’s especially true for flatbed.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

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Amazon’s licensed NVOCC (ocean freight forwarder), Beijing Century JOYO Courier Service, imports the spinners from China, where they are delivered to a California Amazon fulfillment center. Freight InsightsThe Logistics of Fidget Spinners. How Jack and Jeff Are Reshaping Global Retail.

Atlantic Storms: Carriers Stuck at Sea

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Current Status: Ports at risk: Miami through Charleston. Boats in transit within 50 miles of Miami Port are at risk. Get started on an alternate plan focusing on executing Miami lanes from the Port of Savannah.

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Lagging produce volumes hurt reefer rates

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Expectations of a post-Easter rebound failed to materialize in reefer produce freight last week. Lakeland, FL had about 20% more loads, but Miami saw loads fall about 8%. Miami to Boston also rose 19¢ to $2.19/mi. Philadelphia to Miami dropped 23¢ to $1.43/mi.

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Atlantic Storm Watch: Communicating with your Supplier Network

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Majority of freight is coming in via air from Latin America. Risk areas are import lanes from LATAM to the the US through Miami gateway, and anything destined for Miami through Charleston.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 16-20, 2015)

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Prime Now Expands: One-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Daily Essentials Now Available to Prime Members in Baltimore and Miami. 2014 North American Freight Numbers.

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

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There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. More restaurant spending, more contract freight. As domestic production declines, refrigerated freight activity is increasing at ports in the Southeast, and at border crossings between the U.S.

Storms put damper on spot rates

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Despite an increase in freight volumes, national average rates slipped again last week for vans and reefers. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date. The load-to-truck ratio in the Miami market grew steadily last week, and hit 26.7

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk. Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? Transportfolio.

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Christmas came calling for reefer carriers

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Shippers had plenty of last-minute freight to deliver before Christmas, and that stopped the slow slide we had been seeing in reefer freight. Miami to Boston added 37¢ at $2.05/mile.

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