A Week With Summit

02/01/2022

Over the last week the Summit team has been busy. Last Wednesday we were able to attend another wonderful night at CastleBranch. The burrito bowls paired perfectly with Edward Teach beer. The team even got a little competitive over Bingo and won! Our administrative specialist now has an official TekMountain yeti for the office. Friday […]

Meeting Our Neighbors

01/13/2022

On January 12th we had the great pleasure of attending a Meet and Greet with our new neighbors, CastleBranch.

Van Report: Tight holiday capacity led to surges in rates

01/07/2022

Dean Croke  on  January 4, 2022, 1:14 pm. From: DAT.com The latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index recorded the fourth straight month of gains following last November’s 1.3% m/m increase. Compared with November 2020, the index was up 2.5% y/y, which was the largest year-over-year gain since May of last year. “In November, […]

Party, Ugly Sweaters and Gifts, OH DEER!

12/29/2021

Summit Logistics Group knows how to celebrate the holiday and celebrate each other. Check out a few of the amazing pictures taken of our team, by our team. Thursday, December 16, our Team hit the town in our best formal wear to celebrate out goal breaking team who not only exceeded personal goals but smashed […]

Back to Back Champions

12/15/2021

Our team member, Nicholas Sander, and his softball team won the city championship! Blackburn Brothers Seafood sponsors this group who have been playing baseball since they were kids. They all stuck together and are now two time champions. We love seeing our Summit Logistics Group team succeeding both in the office and on the field. […]

Touchdown!

12/09/2021

If you are looking for a Touchdown, Summit Logistics Group is the team you need backing your business! During the busiest time of the year our jerseys are bringing us inspiration and the competitive edge to meet the challenges of the shipping industry during the holiday season. We are running the extra yard and earning the extra points to make sure our customers and carriers have a great season.

Carolina Connector Opens in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County

10/25/2021

CCX positioned to reach 5 million within 120-mile radius. THE CAROLINA CONNECTOR INTERMODAL TERMINAL IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. As a better, faster, and more cost effective way for suppliers to reach consumers, the Carolina Connecter is moving goods throughout North Carolina and the Eastern United States. CCX is providing valuable supply chain routes while bringing jobs […]

‘We’re going to see a lot of bare shelves’: Retail preps for a holiday beset by supply chain pain

10/06/2021

Bottlenecks from factories to cargo ships mean fewer goods on shelves and fewer discounts for the season. Written by: Ben Unglesbee, Senior Reporter, Retail Dive Before gifts can make it under holiday trees this year, they are going to have to pass through one of the largest-scale traffic jams modern supply chains have ever experienced. […]

A Leap of Faith

05/16/2022

Starting a new career can be one of the biggest decisions a person makes in their lifetime. We believe in our company, but also understand that there are many companies that are currently hiring. Today, we welcomed SIX new Account Executives to the Summit Logistics Group family. We are excited to have Cody McPherson, Brandon Bradley, Sean Jenkins, Bryan Teague, Steffen […]

What’s a Ric Flair?

05/13/2022

What’s a Ric Flair? The Nature Boy’s signature sound, a big loud WOOOO!!! Being based in North Carolina we honor one of the all-time greats each time we get a new customer. Two claps and a Ric Flair, that’s the Summit Logistics Group way!!! Great job to Julian Blackburn!

Linehaul-only spot rates are dropping

05/09/2022

“From April 30 to May 6th, trucking linehaul-only spot rates (7-day moving average) dropped $0.09, from $2.17 to $2.08, making it one of the largest weekly drops since linehaul rates net fuel peaked on January 14, 2022.  This per day drop was one of the largest one-week drops in the index and at a pace […]

Communication is what separates Summit Logistics Group from our competition

05/09/2022

Through state of the market updates, team collaboration and working the phones we make sure each step of the shipping process is handled efficiently. From the moment your driver does their pre-load truck inspection to an emailed proof of delivery we’re with you every step of the way. “We believe that getting YOUR product to […]

Employee Spotlight – Dani Bennett

05/06/2022

Our employees are what makes Summit Logistics Group an incredible place to work!

Cinco de Mayo

05/05/2022

Summit Celebrated Cinco de Mayo in the garden with our friends from CastleBranch. There was food from Islands Fresh Mex, cervezas from our sister company Edward Teach Brewery, music, games and the weather was perfect. Thanks to CastleBranch for being such great neighbors!!!

Growers (and trucks) migrate south for the winter

12/13/2021

Dean Croke  on  December 8, 2021, 2:46 pm Leading vegetable producer, Church Brothers Farms, supply the market with salads year round. To make all of this happen, they operate in Salinas and the San Juan Valley of California for the spring and summer season and in Yuma, Arizona, and California’s Imperial Valley for the winter season from November to April.  […]

Jersey Thursday!

12/02/2021

From now until the Super Bowl we will be doing Jersey Thursday here at Summit Logistics Group. We have such an amazing team that are taking advantage of being able to support their teams while working harder than ever! These Account Executives and Logistic Coordinators work hard to get the best rate to get your […]

Is the Driver Shortage About to Ease as Transport & Logistics Applications Rise?

12/01/2021

Emily Buckley November 30, 2021 We’ve all seen the headlines proclaiming that Christmas will be ruined yet again this year — but this time not because we’re in the middle of a pandemic. The fate of Christmas 2021 apparently lies in the hands of HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) drivers, of which the Road Haulage Association estimates there is […]

New rail connection will expedite shipping container delivery from Wilmington to the Midwest

11/23/2021

The Wilmington Midwest Express rail service will provide a more direct connection between shippers and consumers(NC PORTS)

Industry Trends with DAT Trendlines™

11/15/2021

powered by DAT iQ Thanksgiving comes early for reefer carriers National Spot Rates: Van, Flatbed, Reefer Reefer spot rates increase earlier than usual as fresh turkeys take off ahead of harvest celebrations Nov 1 – 7 – Normally we see demand and spot rates for temperature-controlled equipment increase right up to Thanksgiving, but like everything else […]

Cybercriminals Target Transport And Logistics Industry

11/08/2021

By Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch Cybercriminals are targeting organizations along the supply chain sector with cyberattacks and claiming in underground forums that they have access to networks for companies that operate air, ground and maritime cargo transport. The global supply chain is facing widespread challenges, with the COVID-19 pandemic leading to fluctuations in the availability of goods. At […]

Used truck prices have more than doubled in the last 12-months

11/02/2021

Dean Croke  on  October 26, 2021, 3:44 pm The outlook for used truck prices looks great if you’re a seller. It’s not so good if you are one of the many fleet owners scrambling to add capacity to meet demand.  According to Chris Visser, Sr. Analyst and Product Manager, Commercial Vehicles at J.D. Power:  “Shipping backlogs and […]

Halloween at Summit

10/29/2021

To celebrate the holiday and have a little fun a few members of out team decided to dress up Friday, October 29 for a contest. Our Director, Nate, offered a prize some could not refuse we all got to see the costumes the team could come up with in only a week! Take a look […]

Welcome our newest hires!

10/20/2021

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming SIX new Account Executives to our ever growing company. Here at Summit Logistics Group we are looking for enthusiastic individuals with diverse backgrounds to bring new knowledge and energy to our team. Join us in welcoming these amazing individuals! Anes Bekric Anes brings a high level of […]

Reefer markets staying busy with pumpkins and imported produce

10/18/2021

Dean Croke  on  October 13, 2021, 9:45 am With Halloween just over two weeks away, Midwest retailer Meijer expects to sell more than 500,000 locally grown pumpkins for carving or decorating. More than 95% are expected to arrive at a Meijer store just a day or two after harvest from a nearby pumpkin patch.  “Michigan, Ohio and Illinois rank […]

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

09/24/2021

Welcome Summit Logistics Group to Downtown Wilmington!! Check out this video of our latest ribbon cutting for Summit’s beautiful new office at 319 N. 3rd St., Suite 200. Thank you to City of Wilmington, Mayor Bill Saffo and to New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Vice Chair and WDI Board Chair Deb Hays for making […]

Growing Our Company

09/08/2021

Welcome to the Team! Summit Logistics Group is pleased to have new Account Executives joining our record-breaking team. Please join us in congratulating these talented new execs. Alicia Mikat Alicia started her transportation career when she was 18 joining the Army as a truck driver, while transitioning into the civilian world she immediately put her […]

DAT Truckload Volume Index Fell 8% in July as congestion gripped supply chains

09/08/2021

Original Post Date: 08/23/2021 7:54 am PORTLAND, Ore., —Truckload rates hit new highs and freight volumes remained elevated in July but retreated from June’s record levels, as shippers paid a premium for transportation amid pandemic-related supply chain disruptions. The DAT Truckload Volume Index was 222 in July, down 8% compared to June. The Index is […]

August dry van spot prices from DAT Freight & Analytics

09/08/2021

Source and Credit for post and graphic: Jason Miller Wanted to share an update on August dry van spot prices from DAT Freight & Analytics that I’ve seasonally adjusted using the U.S. Census Bureau‘s X-13 software. Plot is for linehaul prices (excluding fuel surcharges). Thoughts: •Seasonally adjusted prices in August were practically unchanged from July and remain down […]