Inbound Rates Rise for Louisiana Flood Relief

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It won't surprise anyone to learn that rates rose sharply on inbound lanes heading into Southern Louisiana last week. It's heartbreaking to see the news feeds and images from flood zones in and around Baton Rouge, LA.

6 Transportation News Stories: August 2016

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Louisiana Weather Causes Shipment Delays. Louisiana called a state of emergency after heavy rainfall affected the region. It’s a major disaster,” said Rodney Mallett of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. More than 280 state roads have been flooded and closed, affecting intermodal rail and truckload shipping. “It’s Learn more here.). Market Condition: Continued Price Declines.

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Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

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Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

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Houston is a center for plastic resin due to the string of refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and the kind of commodities that are impacted include all plastic parts manufactured in the US.

What About Them Apples?

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Today hurricane Nate’s north winds are pushing against the bayous of Louisiana. In offices across the United Sates, demand planners are scratching their heads. The impact of the multiple hurricanes this season differ by commodity. What are they seeing?

Hurricane Harvey Updates

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Harvey downgraded to a tropical depression on Wednesday night, August 29 but heavy rains and life-threatening flash floods are expected to continue in and around Houston, Beaumont/Port Arthur, eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the week.

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

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As the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear.

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

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While the storm is directly impacting south Texas and Louisiana, this supply chain disruption will be felt across North America. Current as of 2 p.m. EST on August 28, 2017.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

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in Port Arthur by the Louisiana border. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Ethylene is the foundation for making plastics and with Harvey’s floods shutting down almost all the state’s plants, 61% of U.S.

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3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

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In that cluster of states east of Texas, the map turned red due to high load-to-truck ratios in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

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The retailers surveyed for this post categorically reported heavy reliance on their TMS solutions to effectuate the quick and seamless shift in shipping lanes from origin points in California to origin points in Louisiana, Georgia and New York.

4 Key Takeaways from the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

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The wide spread success of natural gas fueling in California, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas demonstrates how state-led strategies and coalitions work. Transportation as we know it is changing with unprecedented momentum.

2017 Hurricanes: A Katrina Deja Vu

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Flood insurance coverage spiked after what happened in Louisiana after Katrina. Federal aid worth US $120B helped rebuild flooded neighborhoods and the tourism industry is helping Louisiana to recover. Around this time of the year in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the United States and left 1,800 people dead and more than a million displaced in the Gulf Coast region. It also destroying over 200,000 homes in New Orleans.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

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The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

PLS Provides Hurricane Harvey Support

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PLS Logistics Services has been shipping to the eastern Texas and western Louisiana areas. Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a Tropical Depression has impacted the lives of millions in the Gulf Coast region.

Find Van Loads Fast in These 5 Places

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SHREVEPORT, LA: There are a lot of loads leaving Louisiana right now, and there's a relative lack of trucks. Van spot market volume got a big boost at the end of March, when shippers were rushing to move inventory before closing the books on Q1.

Vans Find Freight in the South, as Reefers Head West

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The Southeast is hot for vans , and the map shows high load-to-truck ratios in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missisippi and Alabama. National average rates fell a few cents for vans and reefers last week, after an end-of-quarter spike in the previous week.

Tropical Storm Nate: What You Need to Know

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Four states in the Southeast have declared a state of emergency as the storm approaches including 29 counties in Florida , six counties in Mississippi , the state of Alabama , and the state of Louisiana. By Thursday evacuation orders had been issued in several parishes in Louisiana, including Jefferson and St. Authorities declared a tropical storm warning in New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Friday.

This Week in Logistics News (March 3-7, 2014)

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According to the press release: The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma with other states pending. Mystery of the week: My third grader came home yesterday with dog poop inside his right boot.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

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It made its second landfall on Wednesday morning, August 30th, inundating another Texas city, Port Arthur, and hit the coastal areas of Louisiana. tons of relief supplies , flew to Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

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Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

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ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. 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.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. 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.

With New Fuel Tax Looming, Here’s a Way Logistics Directors can ‘C’ their ‘A’

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The reporting suggests that lawmakers there are feeling emboldened by recent fuel tax hikes in Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma, and may follow suit accordingly.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

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Even if you’re not planning to go anywhere near Texas or Louisiana, you might be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey Isn't Done Spiking Commodity Prices

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The ratoon rice crop could be a near-total loss in Texas and Louisiana. With the water receding comes the awareness that the recovery will take years and require substantial quantities of commodities.

Truckload Rates Rise, as Harvey Flood Waters Subside

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Trends for Harvey-related rates and freight volumes continue to solidify in the DAT database, but it’s already clear that rates are going to be extra-high on any loads heading into Houston or to metro areas that are just outside the storm zone.

Tarpon Springs, FL: A Bastion of Integrity

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However, how do you justify people in places like Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas all scrambling to get a piece of the BP pie?

A 3PL Exec, a Fleet Owner, and a Media Queen walk into a bar…And What Happened Showed Humanity Around Taxes

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When last we met, I had given a brief account of a speech that I was invited to give at a National Logistics event recently. I talked about the 3 ways to grow your business and how it’s possible to double your gross simply by adding a complementary product or service.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

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Its Control Tower solution for an equipment and supplies provider includes on-site staff in Houston, Oklahoma and Louisiana executing more than 75,000 truckloads per year.”.

Texas Refiners Work on Harvey Recovery as More Storms Loom

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Gasoline futures surged to a 26-month high last week as Harvey’s churn across southeast Texas and Louisiana knocked out refineries, pipelines and ports responsible for producing and dispatching much of the continent’s gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

Takata Faces Sharp Losses as Airbag Recall Expands

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In April, 22-year old Kylan Langlinais crashed her 2005 Honda Civic into a utility pole in Lafayette, Louisiana. The airbag, manufactured in Mexico by Takata, exploded, shooting out metal shards and cutting an artery in her neck. Two days later, a recall notice arrived at her home.

Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

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Only Jones Act tankers from refineries in Louisiana and Mississippi were able to make it to Florida after Harvey shut down Texas ports. Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State.