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

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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

Global Supply Chain News on Trend to Larger Container Ships Threatens Small and Mid Sized US Ports

Supply Chain Digest

Container Traffic Almost Totally Gone Now from Portland. Impact on US Exports

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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The same was true for roundtrips between Portland, OR and Stockton : Stockton to Portland was up 28¢ to $2.92/mile. Portland to Stockton added 44¢ for a $2.04/mile average.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 12, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Procter and Gamble to Build Future Factorym Driver Turnover Certainly not Improving, Labor Tensions Escalating in China, Hanjin has Had Enough with Port of Portland

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

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TriHaul of the Week, for Vans: Stockton - Seattle - Portland - Stockton. Minimize the pain by taking a series of shorter hauls: Seattle to Portland , at $2.25/mile, then Portland to Stockton for $1.13.

Global Logistics News on West Coast Port Talks Reaching Crisis Stage, as Tensions Rising Despite Federal Mediator Joining the Talks

Supply Chain Digest

PMA Presents Work Slowdown Data, While ILWU Walks Out in Portland The Environment has become Worse Since Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh oined Talks Last Week.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland soared 70¢ to $3.42/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

At that setting, it would miss its intended port by over 100 miles – putting the container ship closer to Vancouver or Portland. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability. He and other characters in the commercial mock the importance of spending more for only a 1 percent difference in service. Perhaps I’m just tired of seeing this guy; he’s gone from pitching the “Can you hear me now?” provider to this new gig.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Crop production is rising out of the Northwest, so reefer rates fell on inbound lanes like Sacramento to Portland , OR. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Reefer Prices Swing, in Seasonal Shift

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Los Angeles to Portland climbed 20¢ to an average of $4.13/mile. The national average rate for reefers added 1¢ last week, approaching a record high at $2.70/mile. But prices fell on a lot of the highest-traffic lanes.

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.

Smart Speakers Are Infiltrating Hotels – Will Room Service Ever Be the Same?

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A few months ago, a family in Portland, WA, reported that their Alexa device had recorded and sent conversations to a contact in Seattle, apparently without their knowledge or consent. “Alexa, order fresh towels.”

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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California lane rates had some dramatic increases: Sacramento to Portland, OR, soared 91¢ to $3.78/mile. Last week was a short week, as most carriers needed to get drivers home in time for the Christmas weekend.

Reefer Demand Spikes During Inspection Blitz

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to Portland, OR was up 45¢ to $3.33/mile. Sacramento to Portland added 50¢ to 3.21/mile. Refrigerated freight was met with tight capacity last week, with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking many trucks off the road.

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Van Rates Close Q2 With a Bang

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Out West, Stockton made big gains, and the lane to Portland, OR , was up 26¢ at $3.92/mile. As expected, June went into the books with the highest spot market rates on record.

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

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One of Syfan's customers frequently shipped to Portland, Oregon. "I I think it was one of our regular carriers who first told us about the Dial-A-Truck load board at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland," he said.

Last chance to join the 2017 DAT User Conference

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The conference is October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. The 2017 DAT User Conference is almost here. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your DAT products. Guests arrive on Monday and sessions run Tuesday and Wednesday.

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What Is a Load Board?

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DAT created the first load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR, in 1978. A load board is an on-demand freight exchange used by shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, and other logistics companies to find freight and trucks.

DAT User Conference: Book Your Hotel Room By Oct. 3

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DAT has reserved a block of rooms for attendees at the Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Towers, at the discounted rate of $209 per night. Rooms are filling up fast for the DAT User Conference, so now is the time to register for the conference and book your hotel.

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.

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How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

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Schultz remembers when he first heard of the Dial-A-Truck electronic load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon. He had a customer who had regular shipments to Seattle, Spokane and Portland. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years.

Shippers Can Expect Contract Rates to Moderate – But When?

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Mark will share his insights on "Capacity, Rates and the New Normal" at the DAT User Conference, September 24-26 in Portland, Oregon. Shippers are asking, “How much longer will this challenging freight environment last?”

An AWESOME Experience

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Thinking there was no way that my second Symposium could top the first, I traveled to Portland, for the 2016 event at Nike headquarters. Nancie Torrence is JDA’s Group Vice President for Aerospace and Defense and leads the company’s Women’s Interest Network, a group focused on mentoring, sponsoring and developing women at all levels to realize their full career potential at JDA.

Reefer Demand Remains High in Mid-Winter

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Los Angeles rates were generally down, but the lane to Portland, OR, averaged $3.44/mile, up 42¢ on strong volume.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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Los Angeles to Portland, OR, tumbled 50¢ to $4.18/mile.

Pre-Christmas Demand Could Keep Reefer Rates High

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On the West Coast, reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland, OR fell 32¢, but the $2.91/mile average is still higher than it was a month ago. Reefer rates skyrocketed in November, with the national average hitting its highest mark in more than 3 years at $2.43/mile.

5 Ways to Make More Money as a Freight Broker

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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.

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Refrigerated Freight Adjusts Between Holidays

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Sacramento to Portland, OR , dropped 41¢ to a still-high $3.23/mile average.

Seidl: Brokers Can Educate Shippers on ELD Mandate

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He shared his advice at the recent DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. Freight brokers can play an important role in educating shippers and receivers about the ELD mandate and how it will affect carrier schedules, according to former FMCSA inspector and current DOT consultant John Seidl.

Spot Market Reefer Rates Hit a 3-Year High

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Sacramento to Portland, OR , spiked 61¢ up to $3.47/mile. Lately, the spot market for refrigerated freight has looked a lot more like June than November. Last week, the national average reefer rate hit $2.40 per mile, its highest mark in 3 years.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

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PORTLAND, OR: The Pacific Northwest is hot for both van and reefer freight. Portland cracked the top 20 for load posts, with a load-to-truck ratio that's also well above the national average. The national average van rate rose 1¢ last week.

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

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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.

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Inspection Blitz Sends Freight Rates Skyward

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The lane from Stockton to Portland, OR, surged 33¢ to an average of $3.49/mile. Spot market demand has already exploded in June. Last week was the annual inspection blitz, Roadcheck, which typically leads to tighter capacity and higher rates because a lot of truckers take that week off.