Steve Raetz

Supply Chain Expertise and Technology Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

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Steve Raetz — Director, Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson

Steve has been with C.H. Robinson since 1989. He currently supports strategies designed to enhance the realized value that logistics operations have on supply chain and business initiatives. Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards.

As the Market Turns: Preparing for the Next Upswing in Carrier Rates

As the Market Turns: Preparing for the Next Upswing in Carrier Rates.Connect

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Rates represent a constant dilemma between shippers and carriers. Shippers face continual pressures to reduce costs, but truckload transportation providers expect to be paid fairly for their services as their costs, maintenance, and equipment quality continue to increase.
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- Director, Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson
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An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

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While autonomous vehicles may seem like a futuristic fairy tale to some, these technological game-changers may be closer to reality than you think. Recently, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will issue guidelines for driverless cars by the middle of this summer. The announcement appears to bring autonomous vehicles closer to certainty, but will the introduction of self-driving cars—and by extension, autonomous trucks—match the pace at which the technology is developing?
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November Market Update: Transportation Industry News

MarketUpdate_ConnectDespite a slower than anticipated peak season, FTR expects that the trucking regulations that will soon take effect will tighten conditions in 2016. Read the November Market Update for more on this and other highlights on key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. Then, share your thoughts on these topics and other issues that affect your business.

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When Reading the Market Generates More Heat than Light

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Shipper anxiety over freight rates often tracks with the upward movement of industry indexes, and since the Stephens Index recorded 6.5% year-on-year (YOY) and 0.8% sequential increases for the first quarter of 2011 (See Figure 1 and Figure 2 respectively), we thought it timely to put this uptick in perspective.

The Stephens truckload market index monitors rates per mile for the loads moved by a representative group of publicly traded carriers.  Read More…

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