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Category: Market Trends

June Capacity and its Effect on Carrier Performance

July 12, 2017 by Kellie Newman

This past June, truckload capacity measured a three year high in the available loads to available trucks ratio (a key indicator of how tight the current market is). Certain areas of the country are impacted far more than others – the south in general has been very tight. The tools we use have the ability to narrow in on market segments to help us understand the dynamics and challenges of certain regions, and we often try to pass this information along to help educate our clients with regards to what we’re seeing. Moving past the end of the second quarter and past the 4th of July always loosens capacity up a bit, but we do not expect this to last very long. Truckload capacity issues are always a key predictor for service interruptions and rate increases within the LTL market. While there are many reasons LTL rates are rising, in an article written by Greg West with C. H. Robinson, he identifies five: "There's more ecommerce, and it's changing the game. With the

Posted in Carrier Performance, LTL Industry Trends, Market Trends
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