Flatbed freight regains footing in December

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

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That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virginia. Storms freeze freight flows.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Location: Raleigh, NC. Sources: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO); LIFT, Detroit, MI; DMDII, Chicago, IL; PowerAmerica, Raleigh, NC; Department of Energy; America Makes, Youngstown, OH. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. It wasn’t just about freight. Raleigh-Durham-Cary N.C.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. are set to launch on Friday [March 29, 2019], testing whether an old-school industry will embrace a new financial tool designed to protect cargo haulers and shippers against swings in freight rates.”

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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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

DAT Solutions

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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

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Every region has at least one Hot Market for flatbed freight. On the East Coast, choose between Baltimore to the north and Raleigh to the south, or go from one to the other, with a TriHaul (triangular) route to replace the low-priced southbound leg.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

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While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Flatbed rates have risen for 5 consecutive weeks, and the national average rate ended March at $2.34/mi.

Flatbed rates move lower, but they're still pretty high

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million load and truck posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Spring Comes Early for Flatbeds in the Southeast

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Mild winter weather gave the flatbed freight season an early boost. Demand has been especially strong in the Southeast, although declining steel shipments led to a reduction in flatbed freight volume in Birmingham.

Flatbed ratio reverses 10-week decline

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That's typically a small market for flatbed freight, but a newly expanded steel mill there appears to be generating more freight, and may be benefiting from tariffs on foreign competition. The load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds rebounded last week to 28.4

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

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Freight started moving into Florida again last week, due to pent-up demand following Hurricane Matthew. Both of these lane rates started to drift back down this week, indicating that shippers have already moved the overdue freight that was stalled during Hurricane Matthew.

Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

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DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 270 million load and truck posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Contracts and investments will be needed to drive standard pricing, and to ensure access to freight and other equipment. If they could see the value to sell into Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville, they could perhaps move to a place where fishermen can earn enough money to stay on the water, fish houses can be profitable, retailers will provide what their customers want, and we can once again eat healthy, tasty local seafood.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

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Load availability is up in the largest van freight markets, accompanied by a big increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Reefer freight volume was way up last week in most major markets. There was even a surge in freight out of Florida last Friday.

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

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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.

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

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It's easier to find a load in the biggest freight markets, including Chicago - Joliet , Atlanta , Dallas , and Houston , but outbound van rates trended down in most of those markets last week. Van and reefer volume increased last week, although rates were unchanged as a national average.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

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Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Also, when demand slacks off for van and reefer freight, there are more trucks available. Hot Markets include: Jacksonville, Savannah, Raleigh, and Roanoke.

Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report: Issue, January 2013

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

China does not have the coastal exposure that countries such as Japan and the Philippines have, so the impacts of typhoons are generally limited to delays in ocean and air freight. Raleigh, NC 27616 January 2014. Subscribe. Supply Chain Risk in China: Focus on. Key Areas to Gain Greater Peace of Mind. Supply chain executives in the US and Europe nervously listen to news out of Asia about factory fires, typhoons and labor disputes. And as they wait to hear about possible.

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