Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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The Southeast, especially Atlanta , is also the main source of relief supplies — including plywood, ice, and bottled water — headed for Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. Out of California, Fresno to Denver rates hit $2.39, up 30¢ from the week before. Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey. The national average van rate jumped up 12¢ to $1.90

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

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Mark Montague's recent blog post Top Ten Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight , revealed that the key market areas of Ontario and Fresno, California made the list of 2016 Top 10 Reefer Markets for both contract and spot market freight. Even with the 2016 drought, Ontario and Fresno ranked in the top 10 reefer markets in 2016 for both spot and contract freight (Source: DAT RateView ).

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Twin Falls, Idaho is a great source for outbound reefer loads, prior to Thanksgiving. with a third leg that originates in Reno, Fresno, or a handful of other hot markets, as well. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers. Late harvests are beginning the journey to your Thanksgiving table, via food processing plants and distribution centers.