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

Supply Chain Digest

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

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.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

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.

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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City was down 8¢ to $1.97/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Last week was also the second week in a row when rates rose in more than 70 of the top 100 van lanes. Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over.

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

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Out West, Denver to Oklahoma City added 14¢ at $1.38/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon. The good news is that volumes have been firming up this month.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. If you have a good roundtrip, say, between Houston and Ft Worth or Houston and Oklahoma City, you don’t want to mess with it, especially if you can do the 900-mile trip in two days, including load and unload times. So, you’re taking a load from Houston to Oklahoma City , and then you haul a second load from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

Some of the lanes where rates increased last week included: Houston to Oklahoma City jumped 38¢ to $2.55/mi. While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Flatbed rates have risen for 5 consecutive weeks, and the national average rate ended March at $2.34/mi. In the top 78 flatbed lanes, rates moved higher on 36 lanes, while 42 were lower.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Out West, Denver to Oklahoma City added 14¢ at $1.38/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon. The good news is that volumes have been firming up this month.

Less than Truckload Freight Rates: Houston, TX


LTL Freight Rates: From Major Cities in USA to Houston, TX. All the rates are for 1 pallet, 48” by 48” by 48”, 500 lbs, class 100 : From Oklahoma City, OK to Houston, TX. We update our system monthly with fresh new LTL and FTL freight rates, ready to be booked in seconds!

Logistics property update: December 2020


Amazon plans Oklahoma fulfilment centre. Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site. Jaguar Transport has acquired the Marion Industrial Centre in Marion, Ohio.

Road Report: 2018 OPEX Oil and Gas Summit


I had another conversation about manual processes with an executive at a petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City. I recently had the opportunity to attend the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit held in Houston. As a hotbed for the industry, the summit provided a unique view into the world of oil and gas through the eyes of key business leaders. During my time at the conference, a few things came to light.

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

DAT Solutions

The biggest increase was on the lane from Denver to Oklahoma City , which was up 13¢ to $1.40/mile – not much there to be excited about. Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month. For the month, the average van load paid $2.16/mile, which was still 2¢ higher than the March average. Rates fell on a majority of the top 100 van lanes, too.

Van rates drop to 16-month low

DAT Solutions

Denver to Oklahoma City rates rose 13¢ to $1.34/mile. Last week the national average van rate dropped 4¢ to $1.97/mile. The last time the average van rate was below $2 per mile was 16 months ago, in September 2017. There’s the normal seasonal slowdown that occurs around this time each year, but falling fuel surcharges and increased capacity in the spot market are adding to downward pressure on rates. We've seen the same trend play out for reefers and flatbeds.

Higher van volumes fail to boost rates

DAT Solutions

Denver to Oklahoma City slipped 14¢ to $1.12/mi. The end of Q1 was relatively quiet on the truckload spot market. Van freight volumes did increase more than 6% in the last week of March, but there was enough capacity to cover the demand. As a result, rates didn't rise. The national average van rate was $1.86/mile in March, 3¢ lower than the February average. Load-to-truck ratios did climb on Friday.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City slipped 12¢ to $1.92/mi. Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways. Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. There was very little price movement up or down last week and rates — and fuel prices — remain stable.

Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City slipped 52¢ to $3.44/mile. Demand for flatbeds has been red hot for months, and so are rates. It seems like every week we set a new record for flatbed rates or load-to-truck ratios, or both. Flatbed volumes in June are 32% higher than they were one year ago in our top 78 flatbed lanes, and rates in those lanes are 26% higher than last year at this time. We are, however, seeing signs that the flatbed market is beginning to cool a bit.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most. But as has been the case with Hurricane Florence – which is anticipated to make landfall on the mid-Atlantic coast later this week – we're seeing how trucks are a big part of the preparation process before the storm, too. Big weather events like this usually affect the spot freight market in three stages.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

DAT Solutions

Out of the Gulf Coast, the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City dropped 16¢ to $2.11/mile. We had a turnaround in van trends last week, reversing course from the declines we’ve been seeing since mid-January. Volumes and rates rose nearly across the board. Some of that could be due to shippers needing to move freight before the end of the month, so we’ll have to wait and see if van rates have actually turned the corner.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Freight Plus

Congestion-related costs have ballooned in city centers as the demands of. New York City has seen a 29% increase in residential deliveries from 2010 to 2015. We’re seeing a lot of smaller vehicles,” said Diniece Peters Mendes, director of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Office of Freight Mobility to. FedEx Freight drivers are now delivering large items to homes in 5 cities as part of the pilot program. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

DAT Solutions

A few individual markets outside that region also offered a lot of loads, and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Pittsburgh, Mobile, Savannah and Oklahoma City, among other markets. Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, after a one-week gain. Truck capacity increased, too, so the national average load-to-truck ratio declined from 12.8 to 10.4 loads per truck on DAT Load Boards.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

per mile, and the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City hit a new high of $2.30 National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked. That was the result of going from a 4-day work week (Memorial Day week) to a 5-day week, which coincided with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz. Van rates jumped 6¢ per mile that week. But instead of dropping back again, van rates held steady at $1.79 per mile last week.

Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City rose 13¢ to $2.18/mile. A lot of us in the trucking industry had to do something last week that we haven't had to do in a while — work a full, five-day week. Of course, for a lot of trucking companies, the work week can easily last six or seven days, but either way, one thing that the activity on the DAT Load Board told us last week was that pretty much everyone was back to working full time.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

DAT Solutions

Denver to Oklahoma City gained 21¢ to $1.41/mile. Truckload capacity remained tight during the first week of 2019, and national average rates increased 3¢ for vans, reefers and flatbeds. However, rates declined on many of the highest volume lanes, so increases in the national averages could be temporary. Lower diesel prices and declining fuel surcharges may also counteract future rate increases.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

Denver to Oklahoma City plummeted 24¢ to $1.38/mile. Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. This trend repeats every year, as consumer goods from Asia arrive at the ports and begin the eastward journey to regional distribution centers throughout the country.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City is lane influenced heavily by the energy sector, and rates fell 16¢ to $2.02/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. It's unusual to see an uptick in volumes at this point in the summer, but the top 100 van lanes set all-time records for volumes last week. That led to an uptick in load posts on DAT load boards , but rates didn't respond. Weaker reefer load counts are likely to blame.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The company was founded in Oklahoma City, OK. 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. YRC Worldwide is a Fortune 500 company based in Overland Park, KS. In 2012, the company had revenues of $4.9B. The 2012 revenues were 0.4%

Van Rates May Spring Ahead Very Soon

DAT Solutions

last week and Houston to Oklahoma City — a key lane for energy-related freight —gained 22¢ to an average of $2.35/mile. which is a distribution hub for last-mile hauls to major cities in the Northeast. Van rates have been stable as a national average, but they could be trending up very soon. It's officially spring — even if the weather hasn't caught up yet in some parts of the country — and the end of the first quarter is only ten days away.

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

DAT Solutions

Farther west, the lane from Denver to Oklahoma City rose 20¢ to $2.02/mile – Denver typically trends in the opposite direction of California, and California rates were generally down last week. Seattle to Salt Lake City also lost 33¢ at $2.44/mile. The national average van rate has soared in the new year, hitting a whopping $2.30/mile on January 6th.

The Last Fast Mile


Moyer: Suppose you have a truck leaving Los Angeles and going to Cincinnati, with stops in Oklahoma City and St. A conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities. Chuck Moyer has spent 37 years in the transportation industry, 31 of them in the same-day sector.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City was up 10¢ to for a springtime high of $1.91/mile. The end of the month didn’t bring the upward bump that we typically see when shippers try to move goods before closing their books. Severe weather might have played a part, with storms and flooding across East Texas and many southern states.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

DAT Solutions

per mile, and Sacramento to Salt Lake City jumped up 19¢ per mile, to $2.73. Oklahoma City is also super-hot for flatbeds. Shippers and freight brokers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: "L.A. traffic is bad this time of year, but there's a friend of yours in California sure wishes you were here.".