Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

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Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

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Memphis: The Super Hub. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. So much so that Memphis is home to the second busiest airport in the world, second only to Hong Kong. This is due largely to the fact that FedEx has set up shop for their super hub in Memphis. Cargo departing Memphis can reach just about anybody in the United States in the optimal shortest amount of time — making it the perfect sorting site for overnight shipments.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

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For the month of May, the biggest rate increases were on outbound lanes from Memphis and Charlotte in the South, and Los Angeles and Stockton in California. Prices on the Memphis to Columbus lane kept climbing, up another 26¢ to $2.26/mile.

Van Rates Close Q2 With a Bang

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Memphis had a huge load-to-truck ratio and peak volumes on Friday, trailing only Atlanta in load counts at the end of the week. The top 3 increases were on Memphis lanes: Memphis to Chicago jumped up 38¢ to $3.47/mile.

Dog days of summer freight?

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FALLING RATES Outbound rates were down quite a bit from Memphis , Dallas and Charlotte. Memphis to Dallas lost 21¢ at $2.69/mile. Memphis to Chicago fell 15¢ to $2.56/mile. It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year.

5 Lanes With the Biggest Mid-July Drops

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Memphis to Columbus , down 46¢ to $2.92. Columbus to Memphis , down 44¢ to $1.93. Memphis to Chicago , down 38¢ to $2.88. There were big increases in volumes out of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Memphis , however, which could lead to more stable pricing.

Van Rates Skyrocket Over July 4th Week

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Based on those criteria, an “average” lane for the week ending July 7 would be the roundtrip between Memphis and Houston: Length of haul = 572 miles each way. Memphis to Houston rate = $3.00 Houston to Memphis rate = $1.95 Van rates hit $2.32

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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Columbus to Memphis also dropped 13¢ to $2.15/mile. So far, the national averages for spot market rates in October are the highest they've been since the Snowpocalypse of 2014.

4 Tips to Plan Your Routes.and Make More Money

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If you're starting in Memphis , or another place with above-average rates, a little extra planning can turn a so-so roundtrip into a really good one. A load out of Memphis might go to Chicago or to Columbus. The roundtrip average for Memphis-Chicago-Memphis is $1.60/mile.

Van and Reefer Rates Drop, in Mid-July Lull

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and in Memphis instead of Atlanta. Memphis rates mostly held steady, and a 15¢-per mile spike on the lane to Columbus was a bright spot in an otherwise quiet week. DAT TriHaul of the Week: Memphis - Columbus - Gary - Memphis.

Buyers, B-17 Bombers, and Heedful Interrelating…Musings for the Week

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I had the incredible opportunity to fly in a B-17 bomber this past weekend, a replica of the Memphis Belle that survived 25 tours of duty in Europe.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

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FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share. Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers. Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012).

4 Signs that Van Rates Could Rise Soon

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Memphis is right in the middle of a dark red patch on the heat map for truckload demand. Memphis to Columbus, OH , rose 20¢ to an average of $2.52/mile, likely spurred on by Easter-related retail shipments. Memphis to Atlanta rates also rose 15¢ to $2.87/mile.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

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Retail freight is also rebounding after a lull, which we can see in the higher rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus , OH, and others that are heavily influenced by retail shipments. Memphis to Columbus up 19¢ to $2.76/mile.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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Columbus to Memphis climbed 37¢ to $2.28/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Supply chains on film

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And explains that he sent it before leaving Memphis. “It From Memphis, America, to Nikolia in Russia in eighty seven hours. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

3 Reasons Why Van Rates Are Still High

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All the major West Coast van markets led the way for rising van rates, and prices out of Memphis also got a boost. Memphis to Atlanta was up 23¢ at $2.79/mile. Memphis to Columbus also gained 22¢ at $2.36/mile.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Volumes had the steepest declines in Atlanta and Houston , but Memphis van load counts spiked 13%. Atlanta to Memphis paid 22¢ better at $1.93/mile. Memphis to Columbus was up 17¢ to $1.94/mile. Memphis to Dallas was also down 27¢ to $2.76/mile.

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

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Demand is also heating up in Memphis , and outbound rates there are on the rise. Memphis – It is no surprise to see rates and volume picking up in Memphis. Memphis-Atlanta-Memphis.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

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When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most.

Van Rates Get Ready for a Rebound

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Rates fell in Memphis , which could signal a brief lull, now that Easter retail goods have been delivered. Memphis to Columbus lost 37¢ to $2.28/mile.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

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Volumes were off in Memphis , which pushed rates down 4%. Memphis to Houston nose-dived 54¢ to $2.74/mile after a surge in the week before. Flatbed trends have been mostly neutral overall so far in February.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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If successful, the program will expand next to Indianapolis, IN; Edison, NJ; and Memphis, TN.”. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation.

Van Rates Drift Back Down to Earth

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The Southeast saw lower rates last week, with prices declining out of Atlanta, Charlotte and Memphis: Atlanta to Charlotte plunged 45¢ to $3.15/mile. Memphis to Charlotte dropped 26¢ to $2.65/mile.

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Memphis. Memphis to Columbus hit $1.89/mile, up 14¢ Dallas to Denver rose 11¢ to $1.94/mile. Memphis to Dallas also dipped▼9¢ to $2.09/mile.

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Van Rates Showing Signs of Recovery

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Memphis also rebounded last week. Vans were paid 13¢ more per mile on the lane from Memphis to Chicago, up to $1.62/mile. As mentioned above, rates rose to $1.55/mile last week on the lane from Memphis to Chicago. One is to look for a load from Memphis to St.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

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Dallas and Memphis had the biggest drops for flatbed rates last week, and both were negative for the month of December. Memphis to St. Flatbed rates saw a spike in the week before Christmas, but otherwise they’ve stayed pretty close to where they were before Thanksgiving.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

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So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm.

Are rates ready for a rebound?

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Memphis to Atlanta increased 14¢ to $2.80/mile. If you make your money on the truckload spot market , you had stiffer competition from rail and contract carriers last month.