Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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Out west, Sacramento to Salt Lake City picked up, possibly replacing the Denver to Salt Lake City lane. Lanes with big price increases included: Sacramento to Salt Lake City skyrocketed 40¢ to $2.35/mi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

Dangerous triple-digit heat wave continues across West

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These were just a few of the daily record highs that were tied or broken over the weekend: • Needles, California: 122 • Palm Springs, California: 120 • Las Vegas: 117 • Fresno, California: 114 • Downtown Sacramento, California: 113.


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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. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest. Potato shippers seem to be feeling the effects of the ELD protests that have been scattered across the country.

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. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains.

Memorial Day weekend storms from Plains to Northeast

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Additional warming is likely Memorial Day and Tuesday, with highs in localized areas of the central and northern Sacramento Valley approaching 108 degrees. Drivers will feel the heat in places such as Sacramento, Redding, Stockton, Chico and Modesto.

Location and Cost Make Central Valley Logistics a Win-Win

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It’s home to the state capitol of Sacramento, and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. In addition to “the Big Tomato” (one of Sacramento’s many nicknames) and the over 230 crops grown in the Valley (tomatoes included), the Central Valley is home to a burgeoning logistics industry. California’s Central Valley consists of all or part of 19 counties in the center of the state – extending from Bakersfield in the South up near Redding in the north.

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 While Sacramento to Portland was up, Los Angeles to Portland rates fell 31¢ to $2.77/mile. Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years.

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 MAVES Advisory Board user Group, See you in 2020


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Heat wave scorching the West again

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In addition to Phoenix, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, major cities in the crosshairs include Sacramento, California; Reno, Nevada; Boise, Idaho; and Spokane, Washington. Another brutal heat wave will develop across several Western states this weekend, lasting for several days in some areas.

FreightWaves Classics: I-5 runs from Mexico to Canada (Part 1 – California)

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West Coast, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle. It travels through (or very near) the following California cities – San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Stockton, Sacramento, Red Bluff, Anderson, Redding and Yreka. Overview.

Record-breaking heat wave this week for truckers in the West

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The sizzling heat will spread to northern California Thursday and Friday, with temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees in places like Sacramento, Redding, Chico, Red Bluff and Stockton, with upper 90s in Ontario.

Soaking storms for truckers across eastern US

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This includes Spokane, Washington; northern and southwestern Idaho; Las Vegas; southeastern California and the Sacramento Valley. Truckers will have to plan ahead and expect delays in the eastern U.S the rest of the week.

Heat wave keeps trucking across West

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Redding and Sacramento, California, set record highs Monday of 109 and 104 degrees, respectively. Scorching Memorial Day heat will not let up in areas of the West this week. For Redding, it was not only a record for May 31 but also an all-time record for the month of May.

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. Last week, the national average reefer rate hit $2.40 per mile, its highest mark in 3 years.

Sizzling heat building in Southwest

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Even though the high may only reach the upper 80s in Sacramento, California, this would be 10 degrees above normal. Triple-digit heat will hit truckers across the Southwest over the next couple of days.

New LTL freight rates in Canada and USA


Sacramento, CA to Houston, TX — was: USD $258, n ow: USD $189 (savings: 27%).

FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

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The pilots had been attempting to return to Sacramento Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova, California, for an emergency landing. The beginning. Emery Air Freight was founded in 1946 by John Colvin Emery, Sr. Emery, a U.S.

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. Hurricane Matthew likely played a role in both of those factors.

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

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On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.” Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Reefer Demand Spikes During Inspection Blitz

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Sacramento to Portland added 50¢ to 3.21/mile. Sacramento to Salt Lake City rose 27¢ to an average of $3.00/mile. Refrigerated freight was met with tight capacity last week, with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking many trucks off the road. That, combined with higher demand out of California, led to some big spikes in reefer rates.

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. Volumes were up and down over the course of the month, though, as markets adjusted to constantly changing demand. The Memphis market posted the biggest gains for October, with outbound flatbed rates up 10%.

Lagging produce volumes hurt reefer rates

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Reefer freight volumes were up double-digit percentage points coming out of Sacramento , Chicago , Elizabeth, NJ, and Lakeland, FL. Expectations of a post-Easter rebound failed to materialize in reefer produce freight last week. Truckload demand in Florida continued to build, especially late in the week, but rates were mixed. Lakeland, FL had about 20% more loads, but Miami saw loads fall about 8%.

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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. 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.".

Reefer Rates Lose Traction in California Heat Wave

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Sacramento to Denver rebounded, jumping 38¢ to $2.96/mile. Ontario to Sacramento dropped 45¢ to $2.90/mile. Spot rates are trending down for reefer freight, due to hot weather in Southern California. Temperatures in the “fry eggs on the pavement” range, above 115 degrees, ruined some high-value crops, notably avocados. Other parts of the state were also affected, adding to a typical mid-July decline.

Vacancies for US Industrial Space Lowest Since 2000


down 430 bps), Tucson (down 310 bps), Sacramento (down 260 bps), and Jacksonville, (down 220 bps). Vacancies in the US industrial sector, which includes warehouses, distribution centres and other facilities, dropped by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, the 32nd consecutive quarter of declining supply and the lowest point since 2000, according to industry sources. The U.S.

Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

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Sacramento to Los Angeles gained 24¢ to $3.00/mile – that’s a strong southbound rate. Sacramento to Portland, OR, dropped 19¢ to $3.08/mile, but outbound volume is growing in the Pacific Northwest. With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s the reefer segment that is driving seasonal demand, as grocery stores prepare for the big day. And with Black Friday right around the corner, we may soon see an increase in van demand and rates too. National average rates.

FreightWaves Classics: Interstates that have not been built (Part 1)

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An alternate proposed terminus is located at the I-5/US 50/Capital City Freeway junction in Sacramento. An article in Roads and Bridges entitled Interstate 2000 suggested that the California 99 corridor between Bakersfield and Sacramento (via Fresno and Modesto) should become “Interstate 7.”

Record heat keeps trucking across the West

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These highs shattered old records by 5 to 10 degrees, and the heat may get worse in these and other areas over the next few days, spreading to the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento areas.

Spring Produce Season: Where Are Reefers Needed?

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Reefer load counts were up in Sacramento , while outbound rates popped out of Fresno. Spring produce has gotten off to a slow start this year. The momentum had been building in Florida and Texas , but that stalled a bit last week. Reefer demand did pick up steam out of California , though, and rates responded out of three major markets. On the top 72 reefer lanes, the average rate paid to carriers rose on 37 of them, while prices fell on 31.

Most dangerous highway stretches for US truckers

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This interstate connects drivers through Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Ana, Stockton and Redding, intersecting with Interstate 10 near Los Angeles and Interstate 8 near San Diego. These are the top five most dangerous highway stretches in the U.S.,

Heat wave still scorching Western freight markets

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An excessive heat warning remains posted Thursday for the Sacramento Valley in northern California, as well as the surrounding foothills. Unseasonable heat will continue to scorch several areas of the West.

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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. Ice and snow also caused hazardous road conditions in some areas. The weather wasn’t the only reason rates stayed high, though.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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Miami, Denver, Sacramento and Lakeland, FL , all experienced sharp drops last week. The demand for refrigerated trailers peaked at year-end, but the extra-cold weather in many parts of the country has kept prices at record-setting levels in many areas, since those trailers are being used to keep freight from freezing. Reefer capacity is still tight, as the industry continues to adjust to the ELD mandate.

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. Things have calmed down a bit so far in December, with many of those crazy-high prices coming back down to earth.

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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. The national average for reefer rates remains extremely high at $2.43/mile, but declines on most of the high-traffic lanes indicate that some of the urgency that led to peak prices before Thanksgiving has gone away. Capacity is still tight, though, and the need for pre-Christmas deliveries should keep reefer demand high for at least a couple more weeks or longer.