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. Sacramento to Denver gained 29¢ at $2.55/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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The lane from Sacramento to Denver paid 24¢ better on average, at $2.63/mile. Crop production is rising out of the Northwest, so reefer rates fell on inbound lanes like Sacramento to Portland , OR.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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HOT MARKETS: The biggest changes last week were in California, where reefer freight finally started to move out of Fresno and Sacramento in serious quantities, but load counts fell sharply in L.A. Sacramento to Portland , OR rates soared 31¢ to $2.77

Spot Market Reefer Rates Hit a 3-Year High

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Sacramento to Portland, OR , spiked 61¢ up to $3.47/mile. Here is a pair of lanes that truckers could run back to back: Sacramento to Denver added 38¢ for an average of $2.78/mile. Lately, the spot market for refrigerated freight has looked a lot more like June than November.

Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

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Out West, Fresno and nearby Sacramento were off for this time of year. The lane from Fresno to Denver was down 21¢ to $2.01/mile, and the average reefer rate for Sacramento to Salt Lake City fell 20¢ to $2.27/mile. Spot market rates were up last week, but volumes fell.

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October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

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Las Vegas to Sacramento averaged $3.19/mile. The national flatbed rate for October was the highest of the year, boosted at least in part by rebuilding efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast after the storms from a couple months ago.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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Fresno and Sacramento have lots of loads, too. Rates from Sacramento to Portland, OR rose 28¢ last week, to $2.97 per mile, and Sacramento to Salt Lake City jumped up 19¢ per mile, to $2.73.

Reefer Truck Shortages Push Rates Higher

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Out West, California pricing continues to improve, with rates up 25% in the past month out of Sacramento. Trucks have been in short supply so far in June, and that's been especially true in many of the major reefer markets.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Flatbed Rates Set Another Record

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The lane from Vegas to Sacramento jumped up to an average of $3.22/mile, but it could be a short term-spike since it’s a relatively low-volume lane. Demand for flatbed transportation has been off the charts for much of 2018.

Reefer Demand Remains High in Mid-Winter

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Prices continued to slide out of Florida and California , with the exception of Sacramento. Reefer load counts stayed high through the second week of January, with temperature-controlled trailers being used in many areas to keep freight from freezing in the cold weather.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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Miami, Denver, Sacramento and Lakeland, FL , all experienced sharp drops last week.

Florida Reefer Rates Take a Dive

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In California, volume and rates revved up for reefers in Los Angeles , and prices rose for outbound reefer loads in nearby Ontario , as well as the Fresno and Sacramento markets. Peak season for Florida seems to have come to a close, and reefer rates responded accordingly.

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.

Where Did Reefer Rates Rise the Most Last Week?

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Out West, Sacramento to Salt Lake City dropped 20¢ to $2.48/mile. Reefer load counts on the top lanes kept climbing last week, while rates continued to readjust seasonally. Prices continued to slide in the Southeast, coming down from the previous peaks caused by Hurricane Irma.

Rates Rise in Major Markets During Inspection Blitz

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Things are heating up in California, with lots of loads rolling out of Fresno , and a big rebound under way in Sacramento. Prices surged in the major van markets last week, despite the fact that the national average van rate dipped 1¢ per mile.

Reefer Demand Focuses on the Midwest

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On the down side, Nogales, AZ, rates slipped lower, and Sacramento gave up the previous week’s gains in rates and volume. The national average for reefer rates stayed put at $2.07 per mile last week, but pricing got rearranged by region.

Reefer Rates Continue to Cool

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Outbound volume rose in Nogales, AZ , and Sacramento , but as you can see in the Hot States Map above, there's no shortage of trucks in those areas. February is usually the slowest month of the year for spot freight, and declines in reefer rates have been sharper than in the van segment.

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Reefer Rates Hit New Highs in Record-Setting Month

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California demand shifted northward to Sacramento , with rates up 9% – the lane to Denver jumped up 52¢ to $3.46/mile. Reefer markets continued to sizzle during the last week of June, as the end of Q2 and the upcoming 4th of July holiday added to pressure on freight rates.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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Sacramento to Denver was up 26¢ to $2.55/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. It's unusual to see an uptick in volumes at this point in the summer, but the top 100 van lanes set all-time records for volumes last week.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

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Out West, the outbound average in Sacramento surged to $2.39/mile, which is just 2¢ shy of the average reefer rate out of Los Angeles. Volumes and rates got a boost heading into the Labor Day weekend, and those prices mostly held steady last week.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield. Schools are closed, the roads are empty, and we’re all just waiting for the blizzard to arrive.

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Reefers Get a Late Spring Boost

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Sacramento to Denver came crashing, down 37¢ to an average of $2.05/mile -- about where it was a couple weeks ago. Reefer volumes rebounded in a big way last week, thanks to early harvests in California and late produce shipments from Florida.

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Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

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Reefers were very active in Central California last week, as well, with increased volume from Fresno and a boost to outbound rates in Sacramento. There were lots of loads moving at higher rates last week, especially for vans and reefers.

August Demand Stays Hot for Truck Freight

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More loads left Sacramento last week, too, but it’s still not a high-volume market at this point in the summer, so it didn't make a big regional impact. Load-to-truck ratios declined for vans and flatbeds on DAT load boards last week, but the average ratio rose for reefers.

Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

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Outbound rates tumbled in Sacramento , so you’d be better off hauling out of Fresno this time of year. It's not uncommon for us to see a slump in rates after Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case last week.

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Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

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This year alone, Amazon announced new fulfillment centers in Eastvale, Redlands, Fresno and most recently Sacramento, where the Seattle company said it would hire 1,500 workers. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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Sacramento to Denver slipped 14¢ to $2.17/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.

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Sacramento to Denver also added 30¢ at an average of $2.32/mile, while Atlanta to Philadelphia surged 38¢ to $2.38/mile. For van rates , rising lanes continue to outnumber falling lanes on a week-to-week basis, but it’s been a slow, long-term trend.

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Freight Rates Are Coming Back Down to Earth

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The exception was Sacramento , which was the only major reefer market with higher rates last week. December was arguably the strongest month for freight in 2016.

Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

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A handful of individual lanes saw big rate increases: Sacramento to Denver added 30¢ per mile, to $2.49. Georgia beat out Texas to become the number-one state for reefer loads last week, with California as a distant third.

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.