Flatbed Demand Surges in Oregon and South Dakota

DAT Solutions

The heaviest demand was concentrated in Western Oregon and Northern California. The Pacific Northwest continues to offer high load-to-truck ratios for flatbeds, as shown in this Hot States Map for the week of September 20-26.

My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

DAT Solutions

October 1, searching for a load in Prineville, Oregon - I off-loaded in the afternoon. October 2 , picking up in Hermiston, Oregon - I had to call on loads as far as 200 miles away, just to find something that would get me going.

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Chainsaw Maker Massacres Supply Chain Inefficiencies

Inbound Logistics

Oregon-based manufacturer Blount International was bleeding money from leaks all across its supply chain. It found that the correct application of the right data management technology provided and maintained by the right partner was the solution to the problem

Routing Software Separates Losers from Weiners

Inbound Logistics

Oregon-based manufacturer Blount International was bleeding money from leaks all across its supply chain. It found that the correct application of the right data management technology provided and maintained by the right partner was the solution to the problem

First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts in Portland, Ore

Supply Chain 24/7

UPS is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics

Are Digital Watermarks the Future of Supply Chain Optimization?

AFFLINK

But a new partnership between Oregon-based Digimarc and GS1, the company that first developed UPC codes, is pioneering a new solution that promises to enhance everything from supply chain optimization to retail efficiency: digital watermarks.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

Unfortunately, others have seen container traffic come to a dead halt, as was the case in Portland, Oregon. On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year.

Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon appeared first on Tompkins International. By Lisa Kennedy Project Manager, Tompkins International It was inevitable.

Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon appeared first on Tompkins International. By Lisa Kennedy Project Manager, Tompkins International It was inevitable.

Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization

NC State SCRC

I spent the last two days meeting with members of the Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing team at Nike, in Beaverton, Oregon. Nike has developed a partnership with NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, and we are working together to explore new approaches to creating a sustainable supply chain. The visit comes on the heels of my visit to Flextronics , discussed in my last blog.

Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon appeared first on Tompkins International. By Lisa Kennedy. Project Manager, Tompkins International. It was inevitable.

DAT User Conference: Early-bird registration ends Aug. 1

DAT Solutions

If you’re a DAT broker who wants to bring new levels of efficiency to your operations and move more freight, then mark your calendar: October 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. The early-bird registration deadline for the first-ever DAT User Conference is just days away.

Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The post Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon appeared first on Tompkins International. By Lisa Kennedy Project Manager, Tompkins International It was inevitable. We knew a detailed look into how FedEx manages its drivers would happen, and it was only a matter of time before the courts would deem them employees. Uniforms, vehicle requirements, company logos, contractual requirements—who else could the contractors work for? Logistics service providers who.

This Week in Logistics News (August 29 – September 4)

Logistics Viewpoints

In 1887, Oregon became the first state to recognize it as a holiday. Did You Know??? The development of Labor Day as a national holiday in the US was a local-to-national process. It began with municipal ordinances in 1885.

Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

A big surge in demand boosted rates in McAllen, TX and Twin Falls, ID , as well as Eastern Oregon. Rates continue to trend up in Twin Falls, a major market for potatoes, and in Eastern Oregon, a source of onions.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

DAT Solutions

Oregon markets had plenty of loads last week, as did Eastern Washington. 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

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

DAT Solutions

11-17 also shows favorable load-to-truck ratios in Oregon. Van load availability dropped another 9% on the spot market last week, while truck posts on DAT Load Boards held steady (up 0.6%). As a result, the national load-to-truck ratio fell from 1.6 loads per truck.

DAT Introduces New Broker Benchmarking Service

DAT Solutions

“I don’t always have time to grind through the data, but the monthly webinar frames it up concisely, with plenty of charts and graphs that help me see trends month-over-month and year-over-year,” said Ron Pierce, General Manager of B2B Transportation Services in Medford, Oregon.

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

DAT Solutions

Some individual markets offered a lot of loads , and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Southern Idaho, much of Wisconsin and Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […]. In 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

From the Archives: The Journeys We Take, The Choices We Make

Talking Logistics

We had just graduated from college, and instead of starting work immediately, we decided to spend most of the summer on the road, making our way from the ocean coast in Connecticut to the ocean shore in Oregon.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

If you’re shipping in Oregon, Washington, or the Carolinas then lanes are at capacity. Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches.

5 Ways to Make More Money as a Freight Broker

DAT Solutions

17-19 in Portland, Oregon. In the freight brokerage business, time is money. The more loads you move in a day, the more money you earn. How can you move more loads in a day? You’ll find out at the first-ever DAT User Conference , set for Oct.

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Oregon continues to offer substantial load volume and high load-to-truck ratios, especially in the state’s eastern and southern agricultural markets, with demand spilling into northern California.

Van Freight Rates Fall 2¢, but Demand Is Up in the Northwest

DAT Solutions

Demand for reefers in the Pacific Northwest has also boosted van demand in that area , since reefers are competing less for van loads in places like Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

DAT Solutions

If you have the time, you can even look for a load from Portland to Medford , in southern Oregon, and yet another one from Medford to Stockton. February is usually one of the slowest months for spot market freight, but demand started to pick up last week.

El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword

DAT Solutions

We live in Oregon, where the joke is that we have two seasons: the rainy season and August. California needs rain and the El Niño storm season promises to bring plenty, along with flooding and landslides.

Returnable Transport Items – Where is the Next Big Win?

Supply Chain Network

On a recent trip to the Oregon coast I took a photo that I’ve been quite anxious to share. There, along the beautiful, pristine beach, where sea lions gather and people search for seashells, I found this: A beautiful wooden pallet. Lost track of. Serving no purpose. Cluttering the landscape.

Food 10

3 Ways LTL Freight Can Boost Your Revenue

DAT Solutions

Caleb Gardner is a student at Oregon State University pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. Below is some of what he found in his research during a summer internship with DAT's Product Management team.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

If you’re shipping in Oregon, Washington, or the Carolinas then lanes are at capacity. Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

DAT Solutions

Look for loads of trees leaving Oregon, and potatoes out of Idaho or North Dakota. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.

Van and Reefer Rates Start September on a High Note

DAT Solutions

Southbound rates are up all over, from Oregon to the big freight markets in the Mid-Atlantic States. Good news, everyone! Freight volume AND RATES got a healthy boost last week for all equipment types. Vans got the biggest bump, which boosted the load-to-truck ratio above 3.0

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

DAT Solutions

VAN TRENDS: Oregon and North Dakota are showing as dark red on the Hot States map above, due to a relative shortage of trucks, but there aren't necessarily a lot of loads available in either state. Van and reefer volume increased last week, although rates were unchanged as a national average.

Broker Avoids Ransomware Disaster

DAT Solutions

The conference was held in Portland, Oregon, a short distance from his brokerage, Columbia Fresh Transportation Services. "At Rob LaForte, owner of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services. Rob LaForte's holiday break didn't last long.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 percent of total US employment.

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

DAT Solutions

Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states, but the top ten tree-growing states are: Oregon. Across the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck.

Spot Market Volumes Are Strong, but Rates Still Lag

DAT Solutions

It was Spring Break at University of Oregon, probably the biggest freight receiver in the Eugene market, so that decline could be temporary. The end of Q1 contributed to a flurry of activity on the load board on Friday.

10 Years of Getting Paid Fast

DAT Solutions

To celebrate its 10-year partnership with DAT, Triumph hauled its custom-built barbecue from Texas to Oregon and provided a free lunch to truckers at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, where DAT began in 1978. This month DAT celebrates its 10-year partnership with Triumph Business Capital.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload.