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Intermodal Spot Rate Index Decreased - Oct 8, 2018

By: Rick LaGore
October 12th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index decreased 2.5% over prior week. 

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How to Negotiate & Manage a Competitive Freight Rate RFP

By: Rick LaGore
September 28th, 2018

CFO's are demanding better performance after watching their freight budgets balloon to all-time highs. The annual freight RFP season is just about upon us and after a difficult year where freight budgets were in the red thought there is no better time to start a discuss how shippers can improve their RFP process to obtain better results and then successfully execute operationally once the awards are sent to the carrier community.   The days of throwing out percentage reductions or using a solve to equation to determine the spend for next year is a time tested process that needs to be challenged.  While freight is thought of as a commodity, there is more to it and the Excel spreadsheet RFP driven down from the top misses the target before the arrow is even pull from the quiver.  Today's dynamic environment requires strategic planning; execution to the strategy; measurements to the goals; analysis against industry benchmarks; and continuous improvement.  

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The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.

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Intermodal Spot Rates Increase Slightly - Sept 25 2018

By: Rick LaGore
September 25th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 1.6% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 19.3% increased, 13.2% decreased and 67.5% went unchanged.  

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Intermodal Spot Rates - Sept 21 2018

By: Rick LaGore
September 21st, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index decreased 0.4% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 35.1% increased, 8.8% decreased and 56.1% went unchanged.  

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Intermodal & Truckload Spot Rates Back on the Rise

By: Rick LaGore
September 12th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 2.1% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 50.9% increased, 24.6% decreased and 24.5% went unchanged.  

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Intermodal Spot Rates Decrease to Lowest Level in Five Weeks

By: Rick LaGore
September 7th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index decreased 5.6% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 58.6% increased, 9.7% decreased and 31.7% went unchanged.  

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Intermodal Spot Rates Continue their Climb

By: Rick LaGore
August 29th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 3.4% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 64.8% increased, 14.1% decreased and 21.1% went unchanged.  The increase was primarily driven from significant increases coming from outbound NorCal and Atlanta lanes.  SoCal outbound lanes dropped an average of 10.0%

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Intermodal Spot Rates Keep Trucking Higher

By: Rick LaGore
August 21st, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 1.6% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 22.8% increased, 6.1% decreased and 71.1% went unchanged.  The increases came primarily from outbound SoCal lanes.  

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Intermodal Spot Rates Hold Steady at All-Time Highs

By: Rick LaGore
August 16th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 0.5% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 16.7% increased, 6.1% decreased and 77.2% went unchanged.  The increases came primarily from outbound Seattle lanes.  

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Intermodal Spot Rates Hit Another High

By: Rick LaGore
August 8th, 2018

The intermodal spot rate index increased 6.9% over prior week.  Of the 115 lanes tracked in the weighted average index, 15.8% increased, 51.7% decreased and 32.5% went unchanged.  The increases came primarily from SoCal, NorCal and Seattle lanes.  

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