Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub.

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

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In fact, there were more load posts on DAT Load Boards from January through September 2015 than in any other year except 2014 -- which was an exceptional year in freight transportation. TriHaul: Minneapolis - Denver - Rapid City.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

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Of the 13 major van freight markets tracked weekly in DAT Trendlines , only Memphis had an average outbound rate above $2.00/mile last week. Dallas is the top destination for loads, but Texas is in a freight slump. Freight Rates

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.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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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.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

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At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. Since then, we've been in the middle of what's traditionally been the slow season for freight.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

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Often, cross-border freight requires approval from partner agencies — the U.S. As the shutdown continues, more cross-border freight delays will occur as well as some ancillary impact that motor carriers may see while the U.S.

Do People Skills Matter in the World of Logistics?

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Even as the industry is becoming more data driven than ever before and cutting-edge software is increasingly used to manage freight from start to finish, the development of your sales team is still important. www.Annholm.net is located in Minneapolis/St.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

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often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. Then temperatures suddenly plunged into the single digits and below in much of the Midwest, including sub-zero temps in Chicago and Minneapolis. Large swaths of the U.S.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

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So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loads (per day) in the first half of November, as fresh turkeys got stuffed into temp-controlled trailers during the run-up to Thanksgiving. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,

Reefer Demand Focuses on the Midwest

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Rates out of Minneapolis are also on the upswing. Green Bay to Minneapolis surged, up 75¢ to $2.88 per mile, as freight volume out of Southern California continues to drop. Chicago to Minneapolis rates fell 18¢ to $2.27

Van and Reefer Rates Start September on a High Note

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Freight volume AND RATES got a healthy boost last week for all equipment types. You can expect to find good van freight at good rates well into September. Southbound rates are up all over, from Oregon to the big freight markets in the Mid-Atlantic States. Good news, everyone!

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. California - Overall, California has been slower than usual, with freight volumes down about 3%, due to heavy rain.

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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Combine all that with the tighter capacity that came about as a result of the ELD mandate going into effect, and you get higher rates out of nearly every major market for refrigerated freight. Green Bay to Minneapolis dropped 18¢, to $2.96/mile.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

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Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last?

Reefers still waiting for spring

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Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

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Temperatures on the round trip between Chicago and Minneapolis have been extra frigid, but rates were hot last week in both directions: Van rates on Chicago to Minneapolis were up 39¢ to an average of $3.06/mile.

Flatbed Volume and Rates Gain Traction in June

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Flatbed freight volume and rates gained some traction in June, after a couple of slow months. Texas had the biggest rebound last week, partly due to a surge of loads leaving Houston, the biggest flatbed freight market in the country by far.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

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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.

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

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Rock Island, IL, to Minneapolis rose at an average of $3.71/mile. Florida has a balance problem, where the demand for inbound freight is much higher than the demand for outbound trucks.

Reefer Rates Continue to Cool

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February is usually the slowest month of the year for spot freight, and declines in reefer rates have been sharper than in the van segment. There were a lot of dramatic shifts in load counts last week in the major markets for refrigerated freight, which led to some price swings.

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Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

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Reefer volumes have fallen, though, and that's also kept van rates in check since reefer trucks compete for van freight during slow periods. Green Bay to Minneapolis fell 28¢ to $2.25/mile. At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

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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 Minneapolis rose 54¢ to $2.76/mile.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

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Reefer volumes have fallen, though, and that's also kept van rates in check since reefer trucks compete for van freight during slow periods. Green Bay to Minneapolis fell 28¢ to $2.25/mile. At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week.

Florida Reefer Rates Take a Dive

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Van Rates Still Feeling Pressure for the ELD Mandate

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Chicago to Buffalo came back down 29¢ to $3.55/mile – rates in the opposite direction also fell 29¢ The Super Bowl has led to higher demand for freight heading into Minneapolis , so outbound prices are down.

Reefer Rates Add 1¢, as Apples Start Rolling Out

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Rates edges up 1¢ per mile last week, as reefer freight availability added another 4% on the spot market last week, and truck posts were mostly stable (up 0.3%) on DAT Load Boards. Minneapolis was another ripe market for reefers.

4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving

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– Bernt ‘Smitty’ Smith, capacity manager, Minneapolis Surface Transportation. Being able to impact their business by finding them freight to get them home is a perk of working with these professionals. 4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving.

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.

Low Reefer Demand Drags Down Van Rates

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Spot market freight has stabilized in recent weeks, and last week we saw load-to-truck ratios rise for every trailer type. Reefer demand has also been low, and when there isn’t enough reefer freight to go around, those trucks start competing for van freight.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

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At the top of each row was the name of the city where they would commonly deliver freight. The driver would call us and say there's a load going from here to Minneapolis. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

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Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). March 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

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Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).