LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. Con-Way Freight was already located in Ann Arbor. Con-Way Freight employs over 21,000 people and owns approximately 33,500 tractors and trailers.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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For van freight, we’re starting to see hot markets shift westward, with big rate increases out of Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver and Stockton, CA. The same was true for roundtrips between Portland, OR and Stockton : Stockton to Portland was up 28¢ to $2.92/mile.

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.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland soared 70¢ to $3.42/mile. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Stockton, CA to Portland, OR, was up 13¢ to $2.63. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

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. Sacramento to Portland, OR, also gained 23¢ to $2.93/mi.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Stockton, CA to Portland, OR, was up 13¢ to $2.63. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.

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. Sacramento to Portland , OR rates soared 31¢ to $2.77

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

Refrigerated Freight Adjusts Between Holidays

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Sacramento to Portland, OR , dropped 41¢ to a still-high $3.23/mile average.

Inspection Blitz Sends Freight Rates Skyward

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Freight rates were relatively calm back when the full enforcement of the ELD mandate went into effect on April 1, as conditions had already settled into what’s feeling like the "new normal." The lane from Stockton to Portland, OR, surged 33¢ to an average of $3.49/mile.

Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

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The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight. There has been a strong freight surge moving from Los Angeles toward the East, which is causing higher outbound volumes in cities like Chicago , Columbus and Memphis.

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

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When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan Logistics , first started working in the freight brokerage business in the 1970s, there were no load boards, no desktop computers, no internet. One of Syfan's customers frequently shipped to Portland, Oregon. "I

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.

5 Ways to Make More Money as a Freight Broker

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In the freight brokerage business, time is money. 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. At the conference, freight brokers will learn: How to reduce the number of calls to carriers by as much as 50% using filters in the DAT Power load board.

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. Out West, Sacramento to Portland gained 22¢ to $2.44/mile.

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. Out West, Sacramento to Portland gained 22¢ to $2.44/mile.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

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Unfortunately, others have seen container traffic come to a dead halt, as was the case in Portland, Oregon. The solution to pay higher wages to such workers comes with a caveat: higher worker wages will continue to drive the cost of freight transportation higher.

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How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

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What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

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What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR.

Daimler Trucks establishes global organisation for highly automated driving

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This new global organization will enable us to even stronger evolve the technology for highly automated driving and vehicle integration for heavy-duty trucks at our Automated Truck Research & Development Center in Portland.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

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” Here are some excerpts from the CNBC article: The delivery service will be available to Starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app that will launch in Portland next month and nationwide next year. .

Shippers Can Expect Contract Rates to Moderate – But When?

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Shippers are asking, “How much longer will this challenging freight environment last?” Also, the volumes of spot freight movements have been flat in the top 100 van lanes, year over year. Freight Rates

What Is a Load Board?

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A load board is an on-demand freight exchange used by shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, and other logistics companies to find freight and trucks. DAT created the first load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR, in 1978.

Free Food! You're Invited to a BBQ

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To thank you for making these past 10 years a success, we’ll be handing out free pulled pork sandwiches and sausages here in Portland, OR, at the Jubitz Truck Stop – where DAT got started almost 40 years ago.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. These include freight rating, carrier selection, load tendering and visibility as well as match pay.

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. TriHaul of the Week, for Vans: Stockton - Seattle - Portland - Stockton.

Have Spot Market Rates Bottomed Out?

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Yet the freight surges that many of us have been accustomed to seeing at this time have been noticeably absent. For multiple reasons, spot market freight volumes and rates have been trending down for most of 2015 -- van rates since March, and flatbed and reefer rates since June.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The new Canadian offices allow Transplace to expand its presence and continue to specialize in Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. UPS’ eBike electric bike program, activated in Portland, Ore., We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

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.

Reefer Demand Spikes During Inspection Blitz

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Refrigerated freight was met with tight capacity last week, with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking many trucks off the road. There was a big surge in reefer freight out of Elizabeth, NJ, though rates haven't responded yet. to Portland, OR was up 45¢ to $3.33/mile.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

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UPS has tested this model in Portland, Pittsburg and Ft. Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI.

Last chance to join the 2017 DAT User Conference

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The conference is October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. Freight at Risk? The 2017 DAT User Conference is almost here. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your DAT products.

Spot Market Reefer Rates Hit a 3-Year High

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Lately, the spot market for refrigerated freight has looked a lot more like June than November. Fresh produce often drives the demand for reefer freight, and this year, wet fields and high summer temps led to late planting and lower yields out of California.

Reefer Prices Swing, in Seasonal Shift

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DAT load boards provide 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.

Seidl: Brokers Can Educate Shippers on ELD Mandate

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Freight brokers can play an important role in educating shippers and receivers about the ELD mandate and how it will affect carrier schedules, according to former FMCSA inspector and current DOT consultant John Seidl. He shared his advice at the recent DAT User Conference in Portland, OR.