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

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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Sacramento to Portland , OR rates soared 31¢ to $2.77 While Sacramento to Portland was up, Los Angeles to Portland rates fell 31¢ to $2.77/mile.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore. According to the press release: This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Ore.,

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.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report


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.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

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Out West, van rates from Stockton, CA to Portland, OR averaged $2.80 National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked.

Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

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Stockton to Portland slipped 16¢ to $2.62 Freight volume continues to be strong for vans, especially in the South, where some rough weather disrupted freight movements last week, and produce harvests occupied the reefers that might have hauled dry van freight in the off-season.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. There was plenty of learning and networking at the CSCMP Annual Conference this week, which I’ll write about in a future post.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Have Spot Market Rates Bottomed Out?

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The cities with tight capacity include Memphis, Rock Island, IL, and Portland, OR. We are swiftly moving into the holiday part of the year. Yet the freight surges that many of us have been accustomed to seeing at this time have been noticeably absent.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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Rates from Sacramento to Portland, OR rose 28¢ last week, to $2.97 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.".

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

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” Here are some excerpts from the CNBC article: The delivery service will be available to Starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app that will launch in Portland next month and nationwide next year. .

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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Pentant also helps customers meet UK Revenue & Customs requirements for imports and exports to be managed through an approved inventory control system for the ports of Dover, Portland, Poole, Plymouth, Teignmouth, Bideford and Scrabster, as well as London City and Warton airports.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Out West, Sacramento to Portland gained 22¢ to $2.44/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.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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Sacramento to Portland, OR was up 32¢ to $2.77/mile. Spot market van volumes have been fairly flat since March, but still well above last year's numbers. Last week was a mixed bag, though. The national average van rate was down, but the average on the top 100 lanes was up.

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

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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

Where to Find Loads This Week: 7 Hot Markets and 2 TriHauls

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Portland and Medford , OR. Van load availability edged up 0.5% last week on the spot market, but truck posts added 3.7%, so the load-to-truck ratio declined 3.1%. Volume trended up last week in Los Angeles and Memphis , where load-to-truck ratios of about 2.0

Broker Avoids Ransomware Disaster

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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.

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: Combining Outside Experts with Inside Expertise

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A DAT customer called me recently on my cell phone, as he was trying to decide whether to attend the 2017 DAT User Conference (DUC) in Portland from October 23-25. Attendees at last year's DAT User Conference.

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.

Taking the Leap

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I’m not the fastest cyclist, but I do a lot of distance stuff – this past year I completed rides from Seattle to Portland and Seattle to Canada. Dawn Heep may have grown up on a small farm in rural Michigan, but she’s a city girl at heart.

10 Years of Getting Paid Fast

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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.

Free Food! You're Invited to a BBQ

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To thank you for making these past 10 years a success, we’ll be handing out free pulled pork sandwiches and sausages here in Portland, OR, at the Jubitz Truck Stop – where DAT got started almost 40 years ago.

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 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.

Corporate supply chain social responsibility in the news

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The Times article notes that “unauthorized subcontracting, or farming work out, to an unapproved factory (as was the case for the Quaker Pet Group order in China), is “very, very common,” according to Gary Peck, founder and managing director of the S Group, a design and sourcing company based in Portland, Ore.” Today’s New York Times has a front-page story on how supply chain inspections of factories have become a vital link in the supply chain of overseas production.

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

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

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.