Rates

By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2014
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.
By Mike Regan · March 5, 2014
At the recent 2014 Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference, and the Food Shippers Annual Transportation Conference, I had some great discussions with industry experts. They highlighted three reasons carrier rates will rise in 2014.
By Mike Regan · February 10, 2014
The freight market is starting to heat up, and smart shippers need to evaluate their supply chain strategies if they are going to control their costs before it’s too late.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2014
A recent study issued by non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace sheds light on the myriad freight-related accessorial charges shippers shell out in order to move product from point A to point B.
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With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
By Jeff Berman · December 17, 2013
Spurred by signs of future positive growth, recent data released by Transport Capital Partners (TCP) points to increased optimism for motor carriers in the form of increased volumes and rates.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2013
While the gain was minimal, DAT said that this marked the first time July topped June since the index was launched in 1996, with the firm adding that freight volume typically trends down from June to July, with the average June to July decline more than 20 percent over the last decade.
By Peter Moore · July 1, 2013
In last month’s column I focused on the volatility of domestic intermodal rail. I cautioned that shippers should expect pressure in major routes associated with import and export because ocean rates are in turmoil as world markets adjust to new capacity and an uneven economic recovery.
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By LM Staff · January 11, 2013
Join our panel of leading economic and transportation analysts as they share their exclusive insight on where rates and capacity are headed over the next 12 months across all modes.
By Jeff Berman · November 19, 2012
According to company officials, non-contractual 2013 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.5 percent for UPS Air and International Services and UPS ground packages are going up 4.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2012
September freight shipments and expenditures were up sequentially and down annually.
By Jeff Berman · September 12, 2012
The August edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners pointed to similar rate activity in August compared to the same period a year ago.
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2012
The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even, said analysts with Drewry’s Container Research – a London-based industry think tank
By Brent Primus · July 1, 2012
Our transportation law expert provides shippers with a refresher course in the basic legal principles relating to claims for cargo loss and damage.
By Peter Moore · July 1, 2012
If you’ve been keeping one eye on ocean fuel (“bunkers”) pricing as I have, you know that the slowdown in the economy has had a pleasing effect on fuel prices.

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