Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

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We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

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Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

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.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

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You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. In today’s business environment, no planner is simply loading freight onto a truck and shipping it from Point A to Point B via a common carrier. a warehouse or cross-dock) in a company’s freight network to route a daily mix of inbound freight on truckload or less-than-truckloads (LTL) to plan loads for delivery.

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Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

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February has been a strong month for flatbed freight. Looking to move flatbed freight? DAT has the largest digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more loads posted daily than any other load board.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

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Shipt debuts Costco delivery in Tampa (Tampa Bay Business Journal). January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. NAFTA freight totaled $88.0 NAFTA freight increased from the same month of the previous year. Mexico freight flows increased by 6.3

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Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

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A lot of the spot market freight volumes that were stalled in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have started to come back. Last week, Houston's van freight volumes rebounded to 88% of pre-storm levels. That’s a common trend when the flow of freight shifts southward.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

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Isabella Adams, a fashion accessories and home decor business based in Tampa, Florida, made a smart move to partner with third party logistics provider Transplace to keep up with its larger competitors.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

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The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Load counts are up on DAT load boards , with more flatbed freight shipping to support the rebuilding and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

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Isabella Adams, a fashion accessories and home decor business based in Tampa, Florida, made a smart move to partner with third party logistics provider Transplace to keep up with its larger competitors.

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 Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

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Flatbed freight out of Baltimore usually heads to the Northeast and Midwest, and the weather in those regions made those shipments more difficult. Rates were also weaker out of Atlanta and Tampa.

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

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Florida has a balance problem, where the demand for inbound freight is much higher than the demand for outbound trucks. That pushed rates lower out of Tampa. The energy sector heated up in January, which contributed to higher flatbed load counts for the month.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

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Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, after a one-week gain. Loads were not nearly as plentiful in Montana and Wyoming, however, so check outbound freight before taking a load into those states.

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.

Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

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In other key flatbed markets, rates declined, including: Houston, Atlanta, Tampa and Harrisburg. Rates are derived from DAT RateView and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers.

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Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

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There’s a lot of freight out there for vans right now, and August had a stronger start than any month in more than a year and a half. National average rates recovered 3¢ per mile last week, due to a boom in freight heading into population centers in the Northeast.

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

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The calendar was a big factor, as shippers try to push freight out the door before the end of the fiscal year or quarter. Large carriers might still make all their scheduled deliveries, but they don't take a lot of exception freight when fewer drivers are willing to work.

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

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FREIGHT RATES. Along with our standalone freight rates tool DAT RateView, all DAT load board packages include broker spot market rates on the lanes you're searching. Rates are derived from DAT RateView, and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers.