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

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.

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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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kinaxis

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Road Report: 2018 OPEX Oil and Gas Summit

TrackVia

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.

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.

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.

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.