Over the last four-to-five years, shippers seemed to have had the run of the market. But with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in effect, that tide is likely to turn. That’s at least how Drew McElroy, CEO and co-founder of Transfix...
It’s one of three critical “buckets” that drives U.S. freight demand. And one survey projects it could be a very full bucket for a while.
Truckers also favor higher fuel taxes over other infrastructure funding options.
Capacity in the flatbed sector staying tight, firm says, while trucks more available in the dry van and reefer markets.
Several headwinds are affecting new vehicle sales, research firm says.
Truckstop chain continues to add new facilities as part of its 2018 expansion plan.
Spot rates remain above 2017 levels and truck capacity remains tight.