Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

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remember to be thankful for Minnesota. Minnesota is also a major source of corn, potatoes and peas for your Thanksgiving table. At other times of the year, we rely on Minnesota agriculture for soybeans, sugar beets, and barley, as well as beef and dairy products.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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The highways are open now, but there are still flood warnings in six states: Nebraska, parts of neighboring South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus eastern Arizona and western Mississippi. 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.

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And that’s why I’m incredibly proud of our team for helping the state of Minnesota save more than $1 million. That’s why we joined our business community on a task force to help our home state of Minnesota ensure they were prepared with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). To help Minnesota deal with these challenges, we used our data and global expertise to create solutions that have led to real results.

9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management

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However, if you know what critical freight management KPIs or key performance indicators to track, you can know exactly how to change processes to decrease costs, which will result in savings for the end user. According to a National Cooperative Freight Research Program report, Performance Measures for Freight Transportation , the following graph breaks down how other respondents rate the cost of logistics. Federal Power Over Freight Management KPIs.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B YRC Freight has 9.2% YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight Service Area.

Freight rates slide in winter slump

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per mile for the month to-date, but spot freight volume hasn’t changed a lot since January 2018. 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. Big storms like Harper typically disrupt scheduled freight moves and drive more demand to the spot market.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

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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. Minnesota.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

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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. Minnesota.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

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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. Minnesota.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

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the largest turkey producing states are Minnesota (18% of total U.S. Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution Food Hunger Logistics SCM supplychain supplychainmanagement thanksgiving turkeySubscribe Here! Email Address.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

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The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Missed schedules could keep rates high well into November, when the holiday freight season would ordinarily start to wind down. The Hanjin bankruptcy and the Chinese typhoon will cause some measure of disruption and delay to imported freight for the holidays, making California ports busier than usual, at a later point in the season. Freight Rates

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How can you stay prepared during hurricane season?

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It’s important to consider if your freight’s origins and destinations are likely to be impacted by a hurricane. Although your customer may be located in Minnesota, for example, if the freight is arriving at the Port of Charleston, then you may need backup options.

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. Paul Minnesota. How you develop your sales team has a big impact on your logistics business.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

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Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. But before you choose, measure how much freight your carriers are actually hauling, compared to what they promised. Can they step in and move additional freight volumes in a pinch? Freight Services Over the Road Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting Transportation Winter Weather

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

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Next, researchers looked at freight attributes of shippers. This research showed that leader shippers portioned their freight by primary roles at a given origin, and this clearly had a connection to accepting first tender on a lane. When the researchers looked at freight attributes, they found that brokers and asset carriers performed about the same when the attributes of the freight are similar.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

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The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio. Your first objective is to segment your freight by some primary attributes. We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006.

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Trucking Market Update and 2020 Q1 Freight Outlook

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It was a good year for shippers as freight rates plummeted for the majority of 2019, substantially backing off the historic highs the industry witnessed in 2018. Carriers have felt the pinch because of falling freight rates, a result of failing demand for freight services.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

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Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Additionally, according to Freight Waves, “outbound tender rejections have increased week-over-week for the first time since the OTRI peaked at 19.25% on March 28.”. Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states. Outbound freight to New Jersey is almost non-existent.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

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To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . Increases in volumes started climbing this week steadily but still down 10-15% year-over-year according to Freight Waves’ Sonar indexes. . This has especially been the case for Pacific N orth P lains and in outbound California refrigerated freight. . Minnesota .

Toronto LiveJournal Reviews Prices from Freightera vs Fedex Freight

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We found out that “ div_by_zero” compared our prices with Fedex Freight, so we thought we’d share it with you. And here are results: Shipment to Minnesota was 33% cheaper and to Buffalo – amazing 51%! Package type / Fedex Freight / Freightera / Savings. The post Toronto LiveJournal Reviews Prices from Freightera vs Fedex Freight appeared first on Freightera Blog.

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

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Minnesota. Freight RatesAcross the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck. That was the ratio for flatbeds out of Spokane on Tuesday, with 3,000 load posts and only 6 truck posts. The ratio out of Spokane declined to 391 yesterday for flatbeds, and 31 loads per truck for vans, which is still ridiculously high for that market.

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

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Land O’ Lakes is doing several things to deal with a tough freight environment. Land O’Lakes is also running pilots with Uber Freight and Convoy. Land O’Lakes would like to work with the Department of Transportation in Minnesota and Uber to begin testing certain lanes.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

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Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Kansas’ produce season transportation spikes influence freight capacity and rates in early summer continuing through August. Minnesota.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

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These specific grants, distributed through the FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) program, will be given to 9 technical and community colleges around the country from Florida to Minnesota, Nebraska to Virginia. Coming from a family with a history of working on industry policy, he has a particular interest in the Surety Bonding and Freight Industries and Professional Certification; he loves sharing his knowledge of the industry for JW Surety Bonds.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

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Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. But before you choose, measure how much freight your carriers are actually hauling, compared to what they promised. Can they step in and move additional freight volumes in a pinch? I originally published this blog a year ago, however with the weather impacting the East Coast this week I felt it was a timely and relevant topic to share again.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

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Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads. Minnesota.

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

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She wanted to quit, get some much-needed sun outside of Minnesota’s long winter and then reassess her career goals and objectives. Remember that landed costs — custom duties, insurance and freight — add to the total cost of your products and thus affect your profit margin.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

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Schultz got his start in the trucking industry working for his father's produce-hauling business in Rochester, Minnesota in the 1950s. Rather than retire, in 2010 Schultz accepted a job in the transportation division of Ashley Furniture, the world's largest furniture maker, based in Arcadia, Minnesota. At the top of each row was the name of the city where they would commonly deliver freight. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years.

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. Jason is member of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) and serves as an election judge in the City of Minneapolis. Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry.

Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

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Many of our customers producing in China concentrate more and more of their production on the local Chinese market" while they set up mirrored production facilities in neighboring countries for exports, Detlef Trefzger, CEO of the Swiss freight company, said during an Oct.

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BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

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29: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Unique tailgate experience hosted at BluJay’s state-of-the-art RV offers interactive setting to learn about the Frictionless Supply Chain.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

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If freight demand grows as it is projected to, the driver shortage could balloon to nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022.” The Minnesota-based firm’s $9 million a year in revenue “ could go to $13 million or $14 million overnight if I could put drivers in those trucks ,” said Charlie Hoag, manager of Copeland’s terminal in Des Moines, Iowa. . Last week, the U.S.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. Minnesota. #3. Minnesota.

Volta Logistics: To Grow Quickly, You Need the Right Tools

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Paul, Minnesota-based company, both Schleper and Nadeau had spent years working for other brokerages. Although Volta will move any type of freight, the company specializes in overweight and over-dimensional cargo types that require flatbeds, open decks and step decks. Shippers spread the message that Volta had the knowledge and skill to move specialized freight. Vinnie Schleper and Ben Nadeau launched Volta Logistics in May of 2015 as two-person team.

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