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Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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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.

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Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

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Texas has been quiet in recent weeks, but the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City rose 14¢ to $2.26/mile.

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

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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. The model used at the following sites will now drive the evolution of future deployments across the globe: Top Notch Distributors , Carson City, NV, went live with Chucks picking hinges, locks and other door-related hardware.

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

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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.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

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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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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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.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

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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.

Road Report: 2018 OPEX Oil and Gas Summit

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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.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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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.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

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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?

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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.

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

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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.

Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

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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.

Higher van volumes fail to boost rates

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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.

Van rates drop to 16-month low

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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.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

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

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

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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.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

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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%

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

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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.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

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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.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

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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

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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.

The Last Fast Mile

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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.

Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

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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

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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.

Van Rates May Spring Ahead Very Soon

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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.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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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.

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

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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.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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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

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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.".

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

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Outbound rates increased for flatbed loads originating in Las Vegas , Rock Island , Houston , Oklahoma City , Atlanta , and Pittsburgh , but rates declined in Los Angeles , Dallas , Tampa , and Baltimore. Load-to-truck ratios surged last week, as year-end demand and ongoing bad weather faced off against a relative shortage of trucks between two holidays. The calendar was a big factor, as shippers try to push freight out the door before the end of the fiscal year or quarter.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Houston to Oklahoma City rose 24¢ to an average of $2.04/mile. Flatbed load counts are still strong in Texas , but it was the port cities of Los Angeles and Jacksonville that propelled rates, along with inland markets like Cleveland, Raleigh, and Rock Island, IL. Rates on the top 100 van lanes showed the strongest surge of the year.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Rock Island to Kansas City was also up big at $2.81/mile. 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. But we’ve also seen spot market rates strengthening in the past couple of weeks, with national average rates were up for each trailer type.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Rock Island to Kansas City was also up big at $2.81/mile. 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. But we’ve also seen spot market rates strengthening in the past couple of weeks, with national average rates were up for each trailer type.