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

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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The company’s North American truckload volumes increased eight percent in the quarter, and its average truckload rate per mile charged to customers (excluding fuel) increased about 1 percent in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011, while its truckload transportation costs increased approximately two percent (excluding fuel). The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.

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Reefer rates hit lull between holidays

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Right now, retail and e-commerce are driving trends in the transportation industry, which has lifted van rates, but prices fell on a lot of the major reefer lanes. Fresno to Baltimore fell 29¢ at $2.41/mile. Reefer activity picked up after Thanksgiving, but not nearly as much as dry van freight. Demand for reefers could heat up again as we get closer to Christmas.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

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A seasonal transition is underway in produce harvests, as we head into the back-to-school season, so there is lots of demand for temp-controlled transportation. HOT MARKETS - There was an increase in loads moving out of Fresno last week, which is a welcome change. Fresno had been a little disappointing until now, but it may yet produce the post-drought volumes of fruit and vegetables that we’ve been hoping for.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

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In the summer months, they also run around 500 flights to transport children to summer camps like Camp Kindle (a camp for kids affected by HIV/AIDS), Champ Camp (a camp for burn survivors) and The Painted Turtle (a camp for children with serious medical conditions), among others. I picked her up for transport to the Bay Area. Pilot Jim Pitman transporting children to a camp for burn survivors (1 from Mesquite Airport and 4 from Las Vegas Airport to Fresno Yosemite Airport).