Atlanta

What happened to the summer freight doldrums? August starts strong for vans, flats, reefers

DAT's Ken Harper: "Here's one for the record books: August started stronger for vans than any of the last 18 months. August! Really? What happened to the summer doldrums?"... Flatbed, reefer holding fairly strong as well, given the season.

Read More

After hot end of July on the spot market, lucky lanes in van, reefer

The central question remains whether we'll see the typical August slump in freight and rates for vans and reefers, or if the economy has enough oomph to make August as relatively exceptional as July was.

Read More

Spot market opportunity: End of month, end of quarter, pre-holiday picks

Given it's the end of June and the end of the second quarter of the year (when freight typically rises in volume as shippers move inventory) and we're headed into a four-day-ish Fourth of July, conditions are strong for van, reefer freight.

Read More

Back to normal: I-85 in Atlanta reopens six weeks after collapse

While through-trucks are not allowed to take I-85 through downtown Atlanta where the collapse occurred, the number of vehicles that had to be rerouted onto I-285, I-20 and other highways and surface streets clogged traffic around the city during the repair process.

Read More

Guv: I-85 in Atlanta to reopen by Monday, just six weeks after bridge collapse

Just six weeks after a March 30 bridge collapse on I-85 in Atlanta snarled traffic around the city, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday the interstate will reopen by the morning rush hour on Monday, May 15, and possibly sooner.

Read More

Van rates edge up nationally, reefer freight moving out of growing areas to the South

DAT's Ken Harper notes the freight-volume picture was more or less the same as in March to close out the month. The final week of April, "we had expected a bigger bump with the usual end-of-month inventories being cleared, but the bump didn't happen," Harper says.

Read More

Atlanta gets worse: Truck traffic on I-20 WB now being diverted

Truckers traveling through Atlanta on I-20 westbound will be diverted after a section of the Interstate buckling Monday morning.

Read More

Georgia DOT hopes $3.1M in incentives helps reopen I-85 by May 21

Georgia DOT officials are offering $3.1 million in incentives to a contracting company to get I-85 reopened as early as May 21, local news outlets are reporting.

Read More

I-85 lanes closed indefinitely in Atlanta, causing major traffic disruptions

All lanes of I-85 north and south are closed indefinitely from the downtown connector to Georgia Highway 400. While most trucks are required to use I-285 to go around the city, the closure of one of the main thoroughfares out of Atlanta will cause backups on other routes.

Read More

Weekly spot freight update: Reefer, van volumes still strong compared to 2016

The normal seasonal slow-down has been leading to lower demand and lower rates, but van volumes continue to look solid compared to 2016 in the spot market. And: How to maximize Cleveland-to-Chicago via Fort Wayne.

Read More