Category Archives: Projections

What 2018 Might Look Like for the Trucking Industry

  • DRIVER SHORTAGE – CONTINUES TO GROW
  • HIGHER RATES – FEWER DRIVERS, LESS CAPACITY – SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • EBB AND FLOW FOR FUEL
  • ELECTRONIC LOGS
  • LONGER TRANSIT TIMES DUE TO THESE NEW ELECTRONIC LOGS
  • DRIVERS CAN NOT SIT, WAITING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME (PAST THE NORMAL 2 HOURS) TO GET LOADED/UNLOADED DUE TO ELECTRONIC LOGS. MORE DETENTION TO BE PAID FROM RECEIVERS/CUSTOMERS.
  • SHIPPERS MUST RETHINK HOW THEY COPE WITH HIGHER RATES, LESS CAPACITY
  • THE LTL SIDE OF THE BUSINESS WILL DEFINITELY¬†GROW AS IT TRIES TO OFFSET SHRINKING FULL TRUCKLOAD CAPACITY
  • 3PLs WILL BECOME MORE AND MORE RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT TO THE MOVEMENT OF FREIGHT AS THEY HAVE A MUCH BROADER ACCESS TO MANY SOURCES OF TRANSPORTATION.