Tucker Company Worldwide: Your Trusted Source for Capacity Coverage

DeAnna Swinton
Published on October 25, 2017

Featured Speaker at:

NASSTRAC // Philadelphia Traffic Club // Association of Transportation Law Professionals // TIA // Transportation Marketing & Sales Association // FTR Intelligence // Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Meeting // Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC)// JOC Inland Distribution Conference // PRFBA // Breakbulk Americas // JOC TPM Conference

With Comments Featured in:

Wall Street Journal // Logistics Management // Transport Topics // JOC.com // DC Velocity

At Tucker Company Worldwide, we’ve been talking to our shippers about the impending capacity crunch for the past 2 years. Our predictions seem to be coming true: currently, spot market rates are hitting record highs, peak shipping season is stressing capacity, and the ELD mandate is looming. We’ve curated the articles below from a variety of sources to provide different viewpoints on the marketplace.
Article Headline Source Date
Survey: Truck capacity top shipper concern FleetOwner 1/22/18
Trucking adds capacity, drivers as market heats up MarketWatch 1/20/18
Shippers facing tight capacity, few options Freight Waves 1/16/18
Tight Trucking Market Has Retailers, Manufacturers Paying Steep Prices Wall Street Journal 1/5/18
US shippers' surface transport concern is capacity, not price JOC.com 12/27/17
Truck Tonnage Surges in October Transport Topics 11/21/17
Amount of Freight Hauled by Trucking Industry Highest Since 2013 Trucks.com 11/21/17
Q&A: ELDs and the future of truck capacity JOC.com 11/20/2017
Indicators: Market conditions for carriers to remain solid, freight volumes continue surge Commercial Carrier Journal 11/20/2017
October Freight Volume, Rates, Trailer Orders Show Trucking Industry’s Strength Trucks.com 11/16/2017
Slideshow: Top takeaways from JOC Inland Distribution Conference JOC.com 11/15/2017
Echo CEO says truck rates to continue rising in 2018 as capacity stays tight DC Velocity 11/15/2017
FTR’s Starks: Are 10 percent rate increases coming? Commercial Carrier Journal 11/14/2017
New ELD law could have big impact on trucking industry Hjnews.com 11/13/2017
Contract Rates Going Up in 2018 as Carriers Gain Strength Transport Topics 11/9/17
Longhaul Driver Pay Jumps 1.6% in Third Quarter Transport Topics 11/9/17
Spot Truckload Market Volume Jumps, Rates Move Higher Truckinginfo.com 11/8/17
Supply Chain News: Strange Q3 for Truckload Carriers, as Market Strong, Profits Down SupplyChainDigest 11/8/17
The future of small fleets post-ELD mandate Freight Waves 11/3/2017
XPO's Jacobs on 4Q: 'Fasten your seatbelts' Journal of Commerce 11/2/2017
US imports, truck rates propel intermodal rail volume, pricing Journal of Commerce 11/2/2017
Reports show continued freight strength, higher rates, tight trucks DC Velocity 11/2/2017
Spot market rates jump to highest points since 2014 Commercial Carrier Journal 11/1/2017
C.H. Robinson earnings show broad increases in shipping costs Journal of Commerce 11/1/2017
October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year DAT 11/1/2017
Retail Shipments Keep Truckload Capacity Tight DAT 10/31/2017
ATA Tonnage Index Continues Surge Into September Transport Topics 10/25/2017
Trucking Firms Facing Recruitment Problems Ahead of Holidays Wall Street Journal 10/24/2017
Increasing Driver Wages and Benefits Outpaced Lower Fuel Costs in 2016 American Transportation Research Institute 10/18/2017
Brokers, 3PLs scrambling to offer shippers deals in ‘simmering’ tight capacity TL market place Logistics Management 10/17/2017
Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight DAT 10/11/2017
Truckload Carrier Pitch to Raise Rates in 2018 Underway; ELDs, Driver Pay, Turnover All Concerns Transport Topics 10/9/2017
Shippers Discuss ELDs, Intermodal in Cowen Survey Transport Topics 10/3/2017
Spot Market Activity Still Bustling One Month After Devastation of Harvey, Irma Transport Topics 10/3/2017
JB Hunt: Transport costs rising 10 percent or more Journal of Commerce 9/29/2017
Reefer container scarcity set to heat up rates Journal of Commerce 9/27/2017
McLeod Urges Fleets to Practice Visibility, Caution as ELD Mandate Looms Transport Topics 9/18/2017
Supply Chain Commentary: Managing the Coming ELD Capacity Crisis Inbound Logistics 9/12/2017
Hurricanes Disrupt Freight Sector, Send Rates Soaring Wall Street Journal 9/6/2017
ELDs will drive up rates, increase shortage of drivers Freightwaves.com


We’re lending our perspective to some of the most trusted trade publications & industry associations in the business, as well:

Article Headline Source Date
US Xpress rolls out incentives to attract and retain team drivers DC Velocity 2/12/18
As US truck capacity tightens, shipments cross modal lines JOC.com 1/25/2018
Trucking Industry Worries New Rule Could Raise Costs Wall Street Journal 12/15/2017
Shippers, 3PLs Discuss How to Verify ELD Mandate Compliance Transport Topics 12/14/2017
Opinion: The 2017 Capacity Crisis: Past Lessons, Current Advice Transport Topics 10/27/2017
Shippers ready to “bear the brunt” of higher trucking rates as ELD implementation set to begin Dec. Logistics Management 10/23/2017
Brokers, 3PLs scrambling to offer shippers deals in ‘simmering’ tight capacity TL market place Logistics Management 10/17/2017
Logistics Revenues Due to Go Up in Quarterly Reports, but Margins Still Drag Down Profits Transport Topics 10/11/2017
With drivers scarce, smaller trucking companies add capacity Journal of Commerce 10/3/2017
US trucking races to keep up with sharp demand rise Journal of Commerce 9/27/2017
Truckload spot rates soar in immediate aftermath of Harvey's Gulf rampage DC Velocity 9/5/2017
Overhaul recommended for major US truck safety program JOC.com 6/27/2017
No shortage of small fleets, drivers, TIA chair Tucker says JOC.com 4/8/2017
Small US trucking companies bolster capacity JOC.com 3/27/2017
US truck regulators drop rulemaking, put CSA in limbo JOC.com 3/23/2017
We're keeping tabs on freight capacity each and every day - check back frequently as we post timely articles and insightful commentary!


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