LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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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. Outbound van rates have soared more than 40% in Seattle in the past month. Stockton to Seattle added 33¢ to $2.79.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

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Stockton volumes were also up sharply, but Seattle volumes rose most, 34%, and are expected to rise for the next several weeks as they work through the bottleneck of vessels in Puget Sound. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

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But freight has mostly "normalized” on the spot market. NOTE: The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios for dry van freight. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends


International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

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. Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

Eric Beckwitt Selected as a Keynote Speaker at CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th


Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt selected as a keynote speaker for the 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24. From the press release by CleanTech Alliance: “One of this year’s keynote speakers for the Showcase include Eric Beckwitt, the Founder and CEO of Freightera, the North American platform for automating and reducing emissions from freight transport.

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. Fresno to Seattle was up 30¢ to $2.80/mile. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

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. Los Angeles and Seattle had slight bumps up in pricing, but nothing exceptional.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt to Speak at The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast in Seattle on 2/13/2019


Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt is to speak at The CleanTech Breakfast series in Seattle on February 13. 2/13 Breakfast: Disruptive Clean Technologies in Freight. This month, hear from Eric Beckwitt on Disruptive Clean Technologies in Freight!

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

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Big weather events like this usually affect the spot freight market in three stages. Before the storm , there’s urgency to move freight into the area or out of the way of the storm’s path.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

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According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand. air freight Asia Pacific airfreight Asia-Pacific

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Dog days of summer freight?

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This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year. RISING RATES Buffalo and Seattle made big gains last week, with rates up 6% and 4% respectively.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). There’s been less progress though with ocean freight, since Amazon registered as a freight forwarder several years ago. And As For Global Freight….

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2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

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The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August.

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. Rates rose in Philadelphia, Buffalo and Seattle , since nearby agricultural areas were keeping reefers busy.

Google money moves into digitization of freight. What does it mean?


Good news is that we’ve got another big confirmation that freight digitization is a huge opportunity, and Google money backing one of our competitors shows that the giant money sees a way to make an even bigger fortune in the future. The world of freight is changing.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

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Produce season is also kicking into high gear in many reefer markets, which affects dry van freight. Retail freight is also rebounding after a lull, which we can see in the higher rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus , OH, and others that are heavily influenced by retail shipments.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

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Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail. Out West, Seattle to Eugene, OR , jumped up 12¢ to $2.97/mile.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

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That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. The same thing can happen from a freight forwarding perspective: If you’re shipping from Poland, you might not be thinking about what’s happening in Amsterdam, but if you’re using KLM as a carrier [which has a major hub in Amsterdam] and the airport in Amsterdam shuts down, your shipment from Poland could get delayed or cancelled. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

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West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

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Uber Freight launches to connect truck drivers with available shipments (TechCrunch). The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Introduces New Solutions Designed to Help Freight and Logistic Companies Improve Operational Efficiency. What kind of freight are [we] moving?

Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

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Freight volume increased slightly for vans on the spot market last week, but truckload capacity increased more, so the national average load-to-truck ratio edged down from 1.9 They had relatively few loads though, so check outbound freight before taking a load into those states.

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." Seattle to Spokane also dropped 10¢ but still averaged $3.20/mile.

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. Seattle to Eugene, OR also slipped 11¢ to $2.17/mile.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

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Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

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. Other than a small bump from Seattle , L.A.

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. And even Seattle had a regional spike: Rates on the lane to Eugene, OR, were up 23¢ to $2.31/mile.

Will We See an Early Spring for Dry Van Freight?

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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. Ontario, CA to Seattle was up 59¢ to $4.18/mile.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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Demand for trucks will likely increase in the coming weeks, with FEMA loads and emergency freight heading to the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and the Carolinas. How to find FEMA loads and trucks, and what to consider when handling emergency freight.

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Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

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The number of loads available on the spot market last month was also up more than 100% compared to February 2016, which is a pretty good sign that the freight recession really is over. Rates got the biggest boosts out of Memphis, Atlanta and Seattle. The freight market in L.A.

Amazon One: Amazon Takes to the Air

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Amazon unveiled its first branded cargo plane today, and will showcase its fleet of 20 branded 767-300 planes in Seattle WA on Friday. Distribution Retail Transportation airplane amazon cargo planes distribution ecommerce freight logistics

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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A big increase in port volumes back in July led to more truckload demand last month, too, since much of that freight didn’t start moving on trucks until August and September. Freight disruptions have caused rates to skyrocket there in the past month.