International Roadcheck Week! (Weekly Market Update 5/15/23)

By |2023-05-18T17:19:13+00:00May 18th, 2023|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

https://youtu.be/DO-GWorG-2k   International Roadcheck Week ran from the 16th to the 18th. Over 1.8 million inspections have taken place since 1988 over these 72-hour blitz periods. This year, CVSA-certified inspectors with be focusing on vehicles ABS and drivers' cargo securement. While these are the 2 main focuses for inspectors this year, that doesn’t exclude

Weekly Market Update 03/27/2023

By |2023-03-29T18:39:24+00:00March 29th, 2023|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  https://youtu.be/ohAhn9t66wY   The IOTI, or the Inbound Ocean TEU Volume Index, saw some sort of life after bouncing back from February’s consumer holiday slump and Chinese New Year. However, still down 51% from both 2021 and 2022. The spread between inbound shipments and inbound TEUs moving in opposite directions since converging at the

Weekly Market Update 12/5/2022

By |2022-12-06T18:57:33+00:00December 6th, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  Contract van rates took a $0.14 hit from November to December. This marks the most significant MoM decrease in contractual rates this year. On the other hand, spot rates jumped $0.02 MoM, from $2.38/mile including fuel on average to $2.40, according to DAT. This marks the first increase in DAT’s spot rate

Weekly Market Update 11/28/2022

By |2022-11-29T19:07:44+00:00November 29th, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  Seasonally adjusted Jobless claims are now at their highest point since August, jumping 17,000 WoW. Claims mimicking 2021 levels currently, however, in a much different landscape. Last year claims were starting to trend downward by the latter half of September, while claims this year have been rising intermitted over the same period.

Weekly Market Update 11/21/2022

By |2022-11-28T14:20:56+00:00November 28th, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen or the BLET agreed to approve a deal that would keep its 24,000 members from striking during the next legal protest period on December 9th. The SMART transportation division however, just barely failed to reach an agreement, with 50.87% of their members voting no on

Weekly Market Update 11/7/2022

By |2022-11-08T18:48:22+00:00November 8th, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  After making a comeback in the latter half of October accepted volumes plummeted the first week of November, falling 8% from Oct 31st to Nov 4th. Jobless claims remained unchanged as last week’s claims were revised down by 1000 from 218k to 217k. Claims on average for the month of Oct coming in at

Weekly Market Update 10/31/2022

By |2022-11-03T16:03:28+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  Contract load accepted volumes made a bit of a comeback in the latter half of October, Increasing 4% over a 2.5 week period. Still down about 5% from 2020 and 11.5% from 2021. Overall accepted volumes remain above pre-pandemic levels, however are not expected to rise significantly as they typically would during

Weekly Market Update 10/24/2022

By |2022-10-25T17:20:39+00:00October 25th, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  Diesel stockpiles reached a 25-day low as: domestic output has decreased over the past couple of years, Russian oil sanctions remain, and US seasonal demand for diesel reached its highest level since 2007. The Northeast region consumes more diesel for residential heating than anywhere in the US. Currently, their reserves are a

Weekly Market Update 10/17/2022

By |2022-10-18T19:20:40+00:00October 18th, 2022|Logistics, Weekly Market Update|

  According to the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent release of international trade in goods and services, imports of goods decreased by $4.1 billion to $270.1 billion. While areas such as industrial supplies and capital goods fell by $4.7 and $1.1 billion respectfully, automotive vehicles, parts, and engines however increased by $1.1 billion.

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