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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 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.

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Economic winds to blow west? Execs think so

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Poached Salmon: Haulers roaming for freight

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — There’s some fear among cross-border haulers that the U.S. is becoming more reserved, at least trade-wise.

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Two-Thirds of Carriers Plan to Increase Capacity, Only Minimally

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Light at the end of Ontario’s truck tunnel?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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

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U-V Recovery?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Soaring Loonie could undermine trucking recovery: analysts

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Overdrafted

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Banks and financiers have become trucking’s new gatekeepers. That hasn’t paid if you’ve performed well in this recession.