What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

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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

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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”.

Inventory Obsolescence: It Can Get Complicated

ToolsGroup

The firm operates 17 automobile dealerships across Texas and Oklahoma with a mission that includes providing better financial terms than its competitors. It’s hard to get around obsolescence.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. So, you’re taking a load from Houston to Oklahoma City , and then you haul a second load from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.

Carrier Insights with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin has an MBA from the University of Oklahoma and was a freight broker. download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this episode, Joe interviews Kevin Hill , president and founder of CarrierLists.com.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

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.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

Ohio 100

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.

Flatbed Demand Surges in Oregon and South Dakota

DAT Solutions

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

The Growth of E-Commerce and What It Means for Retail Jobs

Supply Chain Nation

The massive Pickup Towers, located near store entrances, debuted last year in Bentonville, Arkansas, and are now being rolled out to more than a dozen stores in cities across Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

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.

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.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Inspection Blitz Sends Freight Rates Skyward

DAT Solutions

Only a couple lanes fell double-digit cents: Denver to Oklahoma fell 10¢ to $1.44/mile on soft volumes. Spot market demand has already exploded in June.

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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Its Control Tower solution for an equipment and supplies provider includes on-site staff in Houston, Oklahoma and Louisiana executing more than 75,000 truckloads per year.”.

Downturn in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Improvements

Talking Logistics

has seen at least 91,000 job cuts across the energy industry since prices collapsed last summer, according to Continental Resources, an Oklahoma oil company that tracks layoffs.”. “Most people who look at the Oil and Gas industry right now are likely to characterize the market as ‘challenged’.”. So stated Kent Stuart, Director of Oil and Gas at C.H. Robinson, earlier this year on Talking Logistics. Looking at some recent news, it seems like the industry remains challenged.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

States that lost the most peeps to Texas include California, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and New York. The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.”

Texas 130

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. Van rates have been stable as a national average, but they could be trending up very soon.

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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.

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.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

DAT Solutions

Amarillo, TX, is a major beef-producing market, and most outbound loads there are heading to Oklahoma or elsewhere in Texas. The national reefer rate average lost 5¢ last week, but there are still pockets in the country where reefer demand remains high.

4 Key Takeaways from the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Ryder Exchange

The wide spread success of natural gas fueling in California, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas demonstrates how state-led strategies and coalitions work. Transportation as we know it is changing with unprecedented momentum.

Truckload Rates Rise, as Harvey Flood Waters Subside

DAT Solutions

Trends for Harvey-related rates and freight volumes continue to solidify in the DAT database, but it’s already clear that rates are going to be extra-high on any loads heading into Houston or to metro areas that are just outside the storm zone.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

DAT Solutions

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.".

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.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City rose 24¢ to an average of $2.04/mile. Rates on the top 100 van lanes showed the strongest surge of the year.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

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

How to Make Money on "Backhaul Tuesday"

DAT Solutions

This resulted in road closures which impacted major freight markets in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee during the final week of April which usually sees a spike in demand. Van rates subtracted two cents from the national average on Tuesday, dropping it from $1.71

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Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

DAT Solutions

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.