Tag Archives: freight

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…..

Spring has sprung on the spot market

So much for March going out like a lamb. Nationally, the final week of the month featured a 3.5 percent increase in available freight, a 3.1 percent decrease in capacity, and another record high load-to-truck ratio for flatbed freight, and rates contin…

April Fool’s Day ELD-OOS nightmare some are expecting may not be tough as advertised

In the weekly spot market update, a little intel from a recent DAT survey suggests FMCSA’s 96 percent ELD compliance rate is probably close to correct. Meantime, spot rates hold firm, and may be on the rise this week with volume trends in dry van, flat…

April Fool’s Day ELD-OOS nightmare some are expecting may not be tough as advertised

In the weekly spot market update, a little intel from a recent DAT survey suggests FMCSA’s 96 percent ELD compliance rate is probably close to correct. Meantime, spot rates hold firm, and may be on the rise this week with volume trends in dry van, flat…

Brian Hardman, broker of Fulmer Logistics: ‘Load boards are a gamble, for me and for carriers’

And more from Hardman, whose two decades as a broker follow time driving OTR, among other things. His business, built on close relationships with a core team of owner-operators, is the focus of the second installment in “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer’s “Fa…