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January 16, 2014 - Industry News

New HOS Rules Continue to Impact Bottom Lines

Transport Capital Partners fourth-quarter survey results show new hours-of-service impacting productivity, carriers expecting wages to climb, and more entry-level drivers to be sought by fleets.

Tags: Driver Shortage, HOS, Driver Turnover, TCP, Driver Pay

January 10, 2014 - Industry News

Capacity Growth An Inevitable Result of Lowered Utilization

The fourth-quarter Transport Capital Partners survey finds a large majority of carriers expecting to grow capacity, and many moving to replace their aging vehicles.

Tags: HOS, TCP

January 3, 2014 - Industry News

Rates of Return Improve While Credit Remains Tight

Transport Capital Partners’ fourth-quarter industry survey sees more carriers getting adequate rates of return, but tight credit and static accessorials as continuing issues of concern.

Tags: TCP, Fuel surcharges

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

Transport Industry Survey Finds Carriers Sensing an Improving Marketplace

The fourth-quarter Transport Capital Partners survey suggests the slow, but upward growth of the economy is moving the freight market to a higher level.

Tags: TCP, Freight Market

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Carriers Focused on Safety, Shippers Indifferent to CSA Scores

In the third quarter Transport Capital Partners' trucking industry survey, shippers are still largely unconcerned by carrier CSA scores, the use of e-logs continues to grow, and truck speeds are controlled.

Tags: CSA, TCP, Speed Limits, E-logs, Fleet Management

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

Capacity Additions Remain Conservative

Modest optimism regarding rates and volumes, and a rising number of unseated trucks, continues to influence whether carriers will add capacity.

Tags: TCP, Driver Pay

October 1, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Faces Up to Changes in Health Care

Carriers are gradually coming to terms with the effects of the new health care law, and what they must do to comply, according to the Transport Capital Partners Third Quarter Survey.

Tags: TCP, Health Care

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Optimism Continues to Build for Volume and Rate Growth

The third-quarter Transport Capital Partners survey reveals more carriers expecting to see volumes and rates grow over the coming months. In this quarter’s survey, more carriers are expressing optimism for increases in volumes and rates. Slow, steady growth in the economy has led the freight market into positive territory. And carriers are sharing their expectations for improved results.

Tags: TCP

July 25, 2013 - Industry News

Capacity Growth Among Carriers Remains Flat

In the second-quarter survey, 65% of carriers indicated they plan to increase capacity. This presents no notable change from first-quarter 2013 and second-quarter 2012 percentages.

Tags: TCP, Capacity

July 18, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Report Difficulty Hiring Qualified Employees at Critical Positions

The most recent Transport Capital Partners Survey reveals carriers experiencing problems finding not only qualified drivers, but also other qualified employees such as technicians, operations staff and fleet managers..

Tags: Drivers, Technicians, TCP

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Inadequate Rates of Return Keeping Fleets from Buying

Many carriers still not seeing adequate rates of return, nor any relief in their ability to renegotiate accessorial charges, according to the 2nd quarter industry survey by Transport Capital Partners.

Tags: HOS, Fleets, rates, TCP, Freight Rates, Accessorials

June 30, 2013 - Industry News

Tightening of Capacity Coming from New HOS

A recent survey by Transport Capital Partners shows three-quarters of carriers are expecting lower utilization with the new hours-of-service regulations.

Tags: HOS, TCP

April 11, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Brokerage Continues as an Important Role for Carriers

Thirty-five percent of carriers state that they are using more broker freight services, however, brokerage freight still amounts for less than 5% of volumes for almost 50% of the carriers.

Results from Transport Capital Partners’ First Quarter 2013 Business Expectations Survey found that while some carriers are reporting an increase in brokered freight services in the last three months, a majority of carriers (62%) are using fewer brokers than six months ago.

Tags: TCP, Brokered freight services

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers to Continue to be Conservative in Replacing Fleet Equipment

Carriers will continue to be very conservative in replacing their fleet equipment over the next twelve months, according to the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey from Transport Capital Partners. Although there is an increase in

Tags: Industry, TCP

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers' Expectations Show Uncertainty

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey found that given the political and economic uncertainty, carriers' expectations for freight volumes and rate increases for the next twelve months also show a lack of confidence. For the first time since the first quarter of 2009, a larger share of carriers (45%) expect business volumes to remain the same rather than increase in the year ahead

Tags: Industry, TCP

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers Willing to Support Younger Drivers

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations found that over 80% of carriers surveyed are willing to support allowing younger, properly trained drivers to enter the driving pool. With an increase in driver turnover to over 100% in the third quarter of 2012, carriers are looking for new ways to attract quality, long-term drivers

Tags: Fleets, TCP

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