Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta

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Amazon has also announced an expansion in Mississippi in the north of the state although it is not known yet when the consumer goods fulfilment center in Marshall County is expected to open. Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $2 million grant for building costs and a $4 million grant for road improvements. Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.

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

Zipline Logistics

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.

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. Mississippi.

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. Mississippi.

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. Mississippi.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! But seasonal freight is coming soon, and it should provide welcome relief for carriers after a quiet winter. In that cluster of states east of Texas, the map turned red due to high load-to-truck ratios in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. There’s plenty of freight from Chicago to Atlanta, but the rates aren’t great, and the return trip is worse.

Last-Minute Christmas Freight Boosts Truckload Volume

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Freight brokers offered four days’ worth of loads for vans, and five days' worth of loads for reefers, but most truckers were not interested in working even the full four days. Freight brokers tend to quote an "all-in" rate for the trip, but DAT RateView calculates a rate per mile with and without the fuel surcharge, so you can compare contract rates to spot market rates for a given lane, and get an apples-to-apples comparison.). Twas a short work week before Christmas.

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. Other warm-weather markets also got a boost last week, including Los Angeles , where outbound rates rose an average of 5¢, and Phoenix , where a big increase in freight volume led to an 18¢ jolt.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

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.

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity?

CH Robinson Logistics

In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. FTR estimates that from now through the end of September, 25% of trucks in the Gulf Coast region west of the Mississippi will be impacted by the disruption. In short, the normal freight flows aligned with established economic corridors were disrupted and carriers had to find new corridors for displaced trucks to keep drivers moving.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

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. . Mississippi .

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

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. Mississippi. Distinguished, like much of the south, by short, mild winters and long, hot summers, Mississippi boasts a long growing season for its farmers.

Free Zip Zone and KMA Wall Map Available

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Key Market Areas are helpful when pricing freight to and from a specific location. For example, the Memphis KMA includes portions of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Northeastern Arkansas. DAT has updated its popular Zip Zone and Key Market Area wall map. It's a common sight on the walls in offices of both brokers and carriers, and it's free for the asking. The two-sided, 22 x 17 inch wall map includes: Zip Zone map.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

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February is usually one of the slowest months for spot market freight, but demand started to pick up last week. Mississippi was a Hot State, with a load-to-truck ratio above 5.5 This week, however, Mississippi has already cooled off and Arkansas is heating up. Rates and TriHaul route suggestions are derived from DAT RateView , a database of actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

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New Overtime Rules "A Slap in the Face" to Freight Brokers. Regarding the Texas lawsuit, it’s unclear whether the court will hold a hearing or issue any decision before December 1, according to Will Sehestedt, government affairs manager for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a trade organization for freight brokers. New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts.

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

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Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today as it booked over 10,000 shipments. Freightera has emerged as the leading source of instant less than truckload (LTL) freight quotes for the Canadian, cross-border and US markets.

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

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12: Mississippi State Bulldogs at University of Tennessee Volunteers. 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.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. Many days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Wal-Mart had prepared 45 trucks full of critical supplies at its distribution center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Relief and resilience. Walmart provided bottled water to communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The retailer’s emergency response operations deliver business benefits that make it more resilient.

Where to Find Loads This Week: 7 Hot Markets and 2 TriHauls

DAT Solutions

Some of the freight is seasonal , including shelf-stable grocery items and Christmas trees. High load-to-truck ratios turned the map dark red in the Dakotas and Mississippi last week, but those states don’t offer enough loads to justify any deadhead. Rates are derived from DAT RateView and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers on 65,000 lanes across the U.S. Van load availability edged up 0.5%

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

DAT Solutions

Shippers and freight brokers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: "L.A. Van fleets are singing a song about California, where freight is strong and getting stronger. There's been a shortage of trucks in Arkansas , Mississippi and Alabama , and outbound rates are jumping in Charlotte , Atlanta and Memphis. What's your best state for freight this week?

How to Prepare for Tight Truckload Capacity

TMC

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey—and as Hurricane Irma moves closer— truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. FTR Transportation Intelligence estimates that from now through the end of September, 25% of trucks in the Gulf Coast region west of the Mississippi will be impacted by the disruption. Carriers value different characteristics in their freight.

How to Prepare for Tight Truckload Capacity

TMC

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey—and as Hurricane Irma moves closer— truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. FTR Transportation Intelligence estimates that from now through the end of September, 25% of trucks in the Gulf Coast region west of the Mississippi will be impacted by the disruption. Carriers value different characteristics in their freight.

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

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Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Mississippi. Mississippi. #47. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

economy relies on a vast network of infrastructure from roads and bridges to freight rail and ports to electrical grids and internet provision. On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] Over the past few years, the U.S.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

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percent, 228,600 jobs), Mississippi (12.3 The states represented in the top 50 congressional district list include Indiana (seven congressional districts), Michigan (seven), Wisconsin (six), Ohio (five), Alabama (three), Arkansas (three), California (three), Iowa (three), Tennessee (three), Kentucky (two), North Carolina (two), South Carolina (two), Georgia (one), Kansas (one), Mississippi (one), and Oregon (one).