TRUCKING MARKET * USA: Is the Party Over?
* Missouri - ANALYSIS, by Sifel Inc.: Temporary excess capacity
John Larkin, the veteran trucking analyst with Stifel Inc., the current freight market “remains weak,” with “soft volumes” and very little evidence of the seasonal uptick that we tend to see during the normally robust second and third quarters. The situation is even causing some shippers to press their carriers for further rate discounts... But a confluence of factors, including what Larkin calls a “cavalcade” of pending federal trucking regulations, may cause financial headwinds, particularly for smaller, lesser-capitalized truckload carriers...
St. Louis, MO, USA - Logistic Managements, by John D. Schulz · August 3, 2016