20 Sep From the Summit Week of 9/16
Summit Expedited’s newsletter featuring current market trends and other exciting news at Summit.
Dorian Helps Spike September Rates
As Dorian inched closer to the Southeastern United States in the beginning of September, FEMA began staging supplies in an effort to prepare for the worst. With last-minute planning, carriers demanded higher rates to help position freight and their fleets throughout the county. It was overall, a large factor in the spike we saw within the spot market for both van and reefer loads. Both equipment types took a jump of $0.04 cents, and rates stayed elevated for weeks after the hurricane passed.
Winter is Coming
It’s not even Fall yet, but California had its first snowfall this week. The DOT showed photographs of snow accumulating near I-80, on Highway 267, near Truckee, CA. This is an early reminder that trucks are already encountering unpleasant weather in parts of the country. Plan ahead and re-route freight if needed!
Summit Growth Spurt!
Summit is proud to announce that we have welcomed 3 new Account executives to our team. One of which will be working from our Itasca office as the others join us here in Chicago! Summit is always looking for new ways to expand our reach, service new customers, and continue to grow as a company.
Pictured from left to right: Griffin Deleskiewicz, Kyle Moore (Itasca office), Szymon Stepkowski
Summit Spotlight: John Faerber
John Faerber is our new LTL Specialist working to enhance our LTL offering and provide exemplary LTL service. John graduated from Roosevelt University, right here on Michigan Avenue! With 7 years of experience in the logistics industry spanning from sales to operational roles we are happy to welcome John to the team. By working directly with providers on rates, contracts, and managing day to day operational issues John is constantly working to develop ways that Summit can enhance processes and growth in the LTL vertical. In his free time John enjoys live music, traveling, sports, and spending time at home with his wife and their miniature schnauzer. John’s passion for growth and opportunity is what led him to Summit and we can’t wait to show our customers all the growth in store for this service. For all LTL inquiries and suggestions feel free to reach out to John as he works to optimizes Summit’s LTL performance.