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Hurricanes spur spike in freight rates for St. Louis firms

Hurricanes spur spike in freight rates for St. Louis firms
October 9, 2017 Yodit Teklu

This story was originally published in St. Louis Business Journal on October 6, 2017.


By Steph Kukuljan| bizjournals.com


“A freight order moving from Oklahoma City to Miami typically costs a client about $2,900, but in recent weeks Range Logistics has seen the price hovering around $4,000. An Iowa-to-Kentucky load, usually a $2,500 order, is costing $4,200.

It’s a freight environment that Nathan Chew, owner and president of the Kirkwood-based logistics firm, hasn’t experienced in two years.

“What we’re seeing is unbelievable,” Chew said…”

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