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The Leverage Lottery: The capacity crunch opens opportunities

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Over the decades I’ve seen capacity ebb and flow, but nothing compares to January when millions of truck miles just evaporated into thin air. Sure, the goofy weather and booming economy contributed to the capacity crunch. But ELDs were the main […]

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Capacity is tight, but rates will rise: FTR

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Analysts at FTR are reporting a tighter freight capacity for shippers this year, but believe that “regulatory drag” will likely be slowed under the Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled US Congress.

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Freight rising faster than capacity: ACT Research

February 15, 2017 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index sees freight rising faster than capacity, increasing the gap to levels not observed since 2014.

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Capacity picks Volvo Penta engine for Sabre in 2017

September 15, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

CHESAPEAKE, VA – Capacity Trucks has chosen Volvo Penta to be a supplier of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s PA Tier 4 Final engines for its line of Sabre terminal tractors.

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Nova Scotia drivers anxious over silence on ferry capacity

March 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

YARMOUTH, NS – Trucking groups on the East Coast are losing patience when it comes to learning whether a new ferry service will have capacity to take trucks aboard.

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More Carriers Using Broker Services

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Carriers attracted to higher rates on the spot market, says TCP.

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Trucking Conditions to Improve, But Keep an Eye on Economy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NASHVILLE, IN – Trucking conditions index improves in August, reported FTR, adding that it looks good going into 2013, but it’s still imperative to keep an eye on the economy.

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Have rate increases peaked?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEWARK, N.J. — Ocean shipping rates have flattened out in recent weeks and that may presage a tougher market for price increases for trucking companies that are seeking to recover from the weak demand of the past two years.

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Shippers Condition Index Begins to Drop

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NASHVILLE, IN – Costs and rates will begin to move up if the U.S. economy continues to sustain a relatively healthy freight market as new regulations take hold, according to FTR Associates.

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Shipper Survey: The cap back on capacity in ’11

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Shippers and freight carriers are feeling pretty good about 2011 as truckload, LTL, and rail are all poised to operate at “suitable levels of capacity,”

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June Trucking Index Stays on Downward Trend

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Nashville, IN – Economy is getting better modestly, supporting a 3 percent tonnage growth, but not enough to support stronger pricing, reports FTR.

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Are Ontario’s Truckers Back in the Black?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s truckers were more optimistic about trucking’s future than they’ve been in years, according to the Ontario Trucking Association’s business survey.

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Survey says Carriers Risk Dying by a Thousand Cuts

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Carriers are still hesitant to add capacity for a litany of reasons, says TCP.

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Trucking Index Drops In February, Growth Expected for Rest of 2012

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NASHVILLE, IN. – With freight volumes expected to grow, will you be able to raise your rates?

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Capacity fears keeping some truck rates steady: US analyst

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BALTIMORE, Md. — Truckload and LTL demand stateside is “extraordinarily weak” and while capacity has been declining rapidly, it is not keeping up with the drop in demand.