Blizzard keeps trucking through Rockies

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate 15 from Butte, Montana, to Cedar City, Utah. This includes Wichita Falls, Texas; Oklahoma City; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; as well as North Platte and Grand Island, Nebraska. Interstate 40 from Amarillo to Oklahoma City.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on How Much Do US Plant Managers Make

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Plant Managers Paid the Most in San Franciso, Least in Oklahoma City in 25 Markets, based on New Randstad Data


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This Week in Logistics News (March 5 – 11)

Logistics Viewpoints

The toymaker’s top performing brands included Lego City, Lego Technic, Lego Creator Expert, Lego Harry Potter, and Lego Star Wars. The partnership expanded last month with a new route between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City on the I-35 corridor.

Flash flood threat looms for truckers in several states

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flash flood warnings early Wednesday for parts of southern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas because of intense rainfall rates indicated by radar.

Not just lip service on safety

The Supply Chain Journal

based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) recent annual convention, Truckload 2021: Las Vegas, the safest fleets in the industry were honored through the presentation of the Fleet Safety Awards , sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes places such as Lubbock, Texas; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

Small Fleet Summit: TVC Pro-Driver helps drivers stay on the road

The Supply Chain Journal

DETAILS: Nick Hillesheim, chief sales officer at Oklahoma City-based TVC Pro-Driver, provides an overview of CDL legal services, showing how a professional driver can leverage outsourced legal benefits and services to their advantage.

Weekend truckers face risk of severe storms

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes places such as Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; as well as Wichita Falls, Abilene and San Angelo, Texas. Severe thunderstorms.

More major flooding expected this week in Deep South

The Supply Chain Journal

The city’s regional airport received a daily record 12.49 Flood watches are also in place for the Arklatex region, including Texarkana, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as Oklahoma City. Water entering multiple structures in Lake Charles now.

Severe storms to slam nation’s heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes the metropolitan areas of Denver; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; as well as Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland, Texas. A potential significant severe weather outbreak is brewing in the Plains.

Heat wave coming for truckers in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

Some daily records may be tied or broken in places like Las Vegas; Phoenix, Tucson and Lake Havasu City, Arizona; as well as El Centro, Riverside, Palm Springs and Death Valley, California.

Flooding shuts down part of I-10 in Louisiana

The Supply Chain Journal

The city’s regional airport (ICAO code: LCH ) received a daily record of 12.49 It was also the third-wettest day on record for the city. Additional periods of heavy rain could virtually drown areas of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma through Thursday.

Severe storm threat keeps trucking through Plains this week

The Supply Chain Journal

Additional rounds of severe weather are likely Monday from southeastern Colorado and southern Kansas to most of Oklahoma, central and eastern Texas, as well as eastern New Mexico. Check out this baseball sized hail that fell in Snyder just a few moments ago! Picture from Brandi Garza.

Another day of severe weather for truckers in Plains

The Supply Chain Journal

More specifically, this includes Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland-Odessa, Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene and Wichita Falls, Texas; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Jefferson City, Springfield and St.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US


Parts of I-44 are closed near Oklahoma City, OK. Parts of I-35 in Oklahoma are closed. Wind chill advisories extend as far south as Oklahoma, with wind chills as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit possible through Saturday. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

Scorching heat waves this week in Northwest, heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, where the heat index could exceed 100 degrees. The heat won’t be as prolonged or intense as the weeklong heat wave that hit the region in late June, when all-time record highs were set in several cities.

TuSimple: Autonomous freight network 6 months ahead of schedule

The Supply Chain Journal

TuSimple recently completed 900 miles of monitored autonomous driving on a trip carrying watermelons from Nogales, Arizona, to Oklahoma City.

Boyle Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation repeat as top fleets for drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

The complete list of the top 20: American Central Transport — Kansas City, Missouri Bison Transport Inc. Oklahoma City Garner Trucking Inc.

The Daily Dash: $1 annual salaries at Nikola

The Supply Chain Journal

TuSimple’s driver-monitored Level 4 high autonomy-equipped trucks covered 900 miles from Nogales, Arizona, to Oklahoma City, delivering the fruit in just over 14 hours — 42% faster than a typical run. Kansas City on pace for record commercial real estate growth in 2021.

Truck Talk: Making the case edition

The Supply Chain Journal

A few weeks ago, TuSimple ( NASDAQ: TSP ) gobbled up 900 miles — most of the distance between Nogales, Arizona, and Oklahoma City using its Level 4 high autonomy software. Part of the load of watermelons TuSimple moved mostly by autonomy to Oklahoma City from Nogales, Arizona, in May.

Stormy week ahead for truckers in Plains

The Supply Chain Journal

Drivers are most likely to experience flash flooding in the Houston metropolitan area, as well as places to the west of the city along Interstate 10 heading toward San Antonio. This would include cities like Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and St.

Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

To demonstrate, one California autonomous vehicle company, TuSimple, tested the efficacy of long-haul driverless vehicles in a recent trek from Nogales, Arizona to Oklahoma City, shaving 10 hours (42%) off of what would otherwise be a 24-hour trip.

Driver employment market may be improving amid ‘historic’ pay increases

The Supply Chain Journal

However, relief may be on the way, according to Tulsa, Oklahoma-based software-as-a-service provider Tenstreet. Driver recruitment and retention remains the top priority throughout the trucking industry.

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Intrastate vs. interstate: The subtle differences that matter for motor carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

Fortunately, Joe’s Trucking had a friend in Oklahoma City that needed help. Joe’s Trucking has operated successfully for 20 years as a registered intrastate carrier, handling dedicated freight for two well-known manufacturers that routinely move goods between San Antonio and Dallas.

Hot Shots: Wildfires, floods, lucky landing and more

The Supply Chain Journal

This is almost as big as Oklahoma City, the eighth-biggest U.S. city by area. Landon Lucas was flying the plane when he began having engine trouble near Atlantic City.

Autonomous produce: TuSimple delivers watermelons 42% faster in pilot run

The Supply Chain Journal

TuSimple’s driver-monitored Level 4 high autonomy-equipped trucks covered 900 miles from Nogales, Arizona, to Oklahoma City, delivering the fruit in just over 14 hours — 42% faster than a typical run. Watermelons are the latest proof point for autonomous trucking.

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.


2013 – Massive tornado packing 200 mph winds in the Oklahoma City area. by Bill DuBois If you had anything to do with supply chain planning in the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP), you may consider those years the “good ol’ days”. Spreadsheets were the latest and greatest thing, your biggest headache was a supplier failure, and collaboration meant walking down the hall to visit with your buyer or dropping by the shop floor to check on a machine breakdown.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City dropped 19¢ to $2.04/mile. Seattle to Salt Lake City lost 18¢ at $2.18, with fewer imports hitting the Seattle port. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

Texas has been quiet in recent weeks, but the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City rose 14¢ to $2.26/mile. As people in the Carolinas try their best to return to their normal routines, the freight markets have settled back down into typical seasonal trends following Hurricane Florence. Unlike with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the impact from Florence on freight movements was mostly felt regionally.

Hot Shots: Dangling truck, late spring snow, major bridge repair and more

The Supply Chain Journal

A glider pilot took a thrilling ride around a landspout tornado in Oklahoma last weekend, and it was caught on video (presumably by someone other than the pilot). Everyone on board got a great view of the funnel, which they spotted in Tuttle, about 20 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Rejection rate down meaningfully but spot rates at all-time high — what gives?

The Supply Chain Journal

For example, if freight with a final destination of Oklahoma City is rerouted from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Savannah, that freight will take a very different route. This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers).

6 River Systems Continues 2020 Momentum Led by Award Wins and New Global Deployment Sites

6 River Systems

We were recognized for our work with Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems group in 2019, implementing Chucks to support fulfillment operations in their distribution center in Oklahoma City.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

Here are two lanes worth noting: Denver to Oklahoma City jumped 12¢ to a not-so-hot $1.43/mile. Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge. And the number of van loads that have moved in early October is nearly identical to 2017.

Less than Truckload Freight Rate Update: Cross-Border USA to Canada & Canada to the USA


From Vancouver, BC to Oklahoma City, OK. See our newly added LTL freight rates for shipping cross-border from the USA to Canada & from Canada to the USA. All the rates are for 1 skid 48x 48x 48” 500 lbs, class 125: From Phoenix, AZ to Vancouver, BC. Was: $355.40 Now: $311.75

Flatbed Demand Surges in Oregon and South Dakota

DAT Solutions

South Dakota has also been a hot state for flatbeds lately, with lots of loads originating in the Rapid City market. Houston to Oklahoma City and back is a pretty good run for flatbeds, as long as you can complete the roundtrip in two days, including load and unload times. Find a load from Oklahoma City to San Antonio , which is a headhaul lane paying an average of $2.21