Tag Archives: freight

Rates relatively stable in all segments, though indicators strengthen for flatbed

And: The five biggest rate increases on reefer lanes, how to split up a return to Columbus from Allentown, Pa., and indicators for all three major segments — rates, demand, more.

Simplified tracking for small brokers and owner-ops

Small broker Ana Vetter also runs the one truck in Condor Cargo’s carrier operation, owned by her and her brother Eric Guerra. Using the FreightPrint tracking service, she says, “You’re not really getting into the driver’s business. Once the load is de…

Holiday week major-lane van volume boost well illustrates e-commerce extension of retail freight season

The “Black Friday” after Thanksgiving once marked the end of the retail-freight season, but last week showed how e-commerce is extending the holiday push. Rates on the 100 highest-volume van lanes rose an average of 2.3 percent, or 5 cents per mile, du…

Spot reefer rates on bit of a rebound in the last week

Meanwhile, a “bubble” of van freight moved east from Los Angeles, where ports have seen an influx of Asian imports in recent weeks. A closer look at when to potential expect Columbus, Ohio, outbound demand metrics to favor owner-ops.

Heavy-haul: Oil/gas plant expansion project complete

Heavy-haul and project-based brokerage / logistics manager Principle Logistics Group recently completed the second round of transportation planning and execution for Brazos Midstream’s (Brazos) Comanche Plant II Expansion project in West Texas.

POLL: How common is automatic location information sharing in your operation?

As package tracking becomes more ubiquitous in the consumer world, shippers/receivers are demanding such tracking from their transport service providers as a matter of course — how often do you find yourself actually sharing such tracking information …

Blockchain to undergird GoLoad payments

GoLoad is provided as an optional service to Konexial’s My20 ELD, dynamically matching drivers with extra hours and capacity with available loads from shippers. Shippers and carriers utilizing the platform agree to dynamic fuel pricing based on current…

Heck of a time to be a flatbedder: High demand indicators on offer in this week’s spot update

All that dark green in the map? That means flatbedders utilizing DAT load boards have been busy, with a serious imbalance between the number of posted flatbed loads and the number of posted available trucks. What’s more: It’s been that way since winter…

Truck availability rose on spot market last week, moderating rates even as reefer/van volumes increased

The post-Easter lull in reefer volumes didn’t last long. Load counts were up 15 percent last, close to where they were at the close of the first quarter. Produce is moving out of Southern California and Central Florida, but we’re just getting started.

Amazon: The 800-pound gorilla still in need of a few good lumpers

This week’s Overdrive Radio podcast edition tells the story of an Amazon load hauled by Gary and Ondena Caraway, whose fine print said 12-48 hours would be required for unload at the Edwardsville, Ill., facility. When that 48 hours turned into a week…..