Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

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Further West, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho all appear to be on track for onions and potatoes. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

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Strong potato harvests in southern Idaho, as well as apples from Washington and Michigan, add to a respectable volume of iceberg lettuce from the San Joaquin Valley and the Imperial Valley near Yuma, AZ. We look at national trends every week, but sometimes the detail can get lost.

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just when you though the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate was a settled matter, legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho are still fighting the battle.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Pre-Christmas Demand Could Keep Reefer Rates High

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Potato shippers have continued to be busy, and there were big increases on a couple of lanes out of Southern Idaho. Reefer rates skyrocketed in November, with the national average hitting its highest mark in more than 3 years at $2.43/mile.

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Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, “Christmas in October” Sales Get Results

Supply Chain Nation

The new policy comes even as other states, including Idaho and Virginia, work with startups to regulate the use of delivery bots. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

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In general, eastbound lanes out of Southern Idaho paid better last week than they did the week before. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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Other markets to hit a lull last week included Miami, Southern Idaho, and Grand Rapids. Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years. Load availability was up 30% compared to May, and 84% compared to June 2015.

Where Did Reefer Rates Rise the Most Last Week?

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Load counts are still high in Southern Idaho , and in general, westbound and southbound lanes were up, while eastbound lanes tended to have lower rates. Reefer load counts on the top lanes kept climbing last week, while rates continued to readjust seasonally.

Anti-Showrooming Brought to You by… Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

But now three states — Wisconsin, Idaho and Virginia — have passed statewide laws permitting the use of robots to deliver items to people’s doorsteps. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Amazon has been helping shoppers “showroom” for years, but now it wants to put a stop to it; holiday deliveries will cost more; and move over delivery vans, robots are coming through.

New ELD Rule Tests Reefer Capacity

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Reefer rates were way down out of Southern Idaho , so grocery stores must have the potatoes they need for Christmas. Demand for reefers stayed strong last week for local and short haul lanes, but a decline in long haul traffic loosened truckload capacity on the highest-volume lanes.

Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?

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Reefer rates bounced back in Southern Idaho , after a down week. There have been strong signs of growth in the spot market since May, but it had mostly been a slow-and-steady climb. That changed last week.

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Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

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Potatoes are still rolling out of Idaho , and we could see renewed pressure on rates. Spot market rates were up last week, but volumes fell. Hurricane Matthew likely played a role in both of those factors.

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Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Look for loads of trees leaving Oregon, and potatoes out of Idaho or North Dakota. Twin Falls, Idaho is a great source for outbound reefer loads, prior to Thanksgiving. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.

Van Rates Might Be Close to the Bottom, if They Aren't There Already

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California, Arizona, and Idaho generally have robust winter volumes, but those key markets have been soft so far this year. Load posts were up a bit again last week, which is the second straight week of improving spot market volumes. Not bad for February.

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Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

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A shortage of trucks led to high load-to-truck ratios that turned entire states dark green in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, but there were not a lot of loads available in those areas.

Van Freight Rates Fall 2¢, but Demand Is Up in the Northwest

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Demand for reefers in the Pacific Northwest has also boosted van demand in that area , since reefers are competing less for van loads in places like Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

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3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

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Here's some local color: Demand for vans increased in Idaho last week, especially in Twin Falls. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Reefer rates continued to their spring momentum, but volumes were down significantly in several major markets, including Southern Idaho, Grand Rapids, and Philadelphia.

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Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

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REEFER TRENDS: Idaho lit up the Hot States map last week, and with good reason. Van and reefer volume increased last week, although rates were unchanged as a national average. Flatbed volume and rates continued to drift down.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

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Southern Idaho is coming down from its fall harvest peak, but there's still a high number of loads to be found in the Twin Falls, ID, area. The national reefer rate average lost 5¢ last week, but there are still pockets in the country where reefer demand remains high.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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Potato shipments have also picked up out of Idaho , and California volumes are expected to push the segment through the 4th of July. Spot market van volumes have been fairly flat since March, but still well above last year's numbers. Last week was a mixed bag, though.

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

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Harvests in Idaho are down from their fall peak , but demand in the southern part of the state remains high. Van load availability dropped another 9% on the spot market last week, while truck posts on DAT Load Boards held steady (up 0.6%).

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

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Some individual markets offered a lot of loads , and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Southern Idaho, much of Wisconsin and Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

Regional Parcel Carriers

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OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers. Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry. In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses. .

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck Annual 3-Day Enforcement Event to Take Place June 2-4, 2015

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CVSA is holding an event to kick off the 28th annual International Roadcheck on June 2, 2015, near the Washington-Idaho state border at 10:00 am. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015.

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Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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The big surprise was in Southern Idaho. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April. That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

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Reddaway is an LTL carrier that provides service in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.

My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

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October 3, driving through Idaho and Wyoming - The elevation kept getting higher, and soon I passed the dreaded 6,000-foot elevation mark. The worst load of my career started off as just another day in early October, 2013.

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Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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The big surprise was in Southern Idaho. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April. That's normal, since it comes right after the end of Q1, when shippers are rushing to move freight before closing their books.

America’s Most Luxurious Truck Stops

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Boise Stage Shop (Boise, Idaho). Truck stops have come a long way over the years. In fact, it’s safe to say that some are simply awe-inspiring.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

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The totality is expected to be 70 miles wide, and stretch from coast to coast, crossing through eight states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning.