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 […]
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.
COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index sees freight rising faster than capacity, increasing the gap to levels not observed since 2014.
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.
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.
CHATTANOOGA, TN – Carriers attracted to higher rates on the spot market, says TCP.
NASHVILLE, IN. – With freight volumes expected to grow, will you be able to raise your rates?
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.
EDMONTON — No two economies are created equal, but there’s a pretty good consensus globally that business won’t come easy in the next year or so.
TORONTO — There’s some fear among cross-border haulers that the U.S. is becoming more reserved, at least trade-wise.
WINDSOR, CO – Transport Capital Partners (TCP) has revealed that 65 percent of carriers surveyed plan to increase their capacity. The numbers remain nearly identical to first-quarter 2013 results.
TORONTO — The Canadian freight market continues to be knocked around by recessionary pressures — hold on, hold on, we have some good news this time — but it also may be showing the first indications of stability, according to the Ontario Trucking Association
It might appear to some of us these days that all the economic science involved in predicting the behavior of medium-term markets is as conclusive as a childhood game of plucking rose petals: Recovery. Recovery not.
TORONTO — A loonie in flight could ground somewhat the projected growth of freight volumes in the coming months, according to transport analysts at National Bank Financial’s Economics & Strategy Group.
Banks and financiers have become trucking’s new gatekeepers. That hasn’t paid if you’ve performed well in this recession.