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4 Trends Trucking Can Expect in 2021

“2021 will be a story of contending tailwinds and headwinds,” says U.S. Xpress in a blog post about its 2021 Economic Forecast. See what key trends the truckload carrier's analysts expect this year.

Truck Tonnage Has Largest Monthly Gain since June

Truck tonnage ended 2020 on high note, according to American Trucking Associations, as its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 7.4% in December after rising 3.2% in November.

COVID-19 Still Brings Uncertainty to 2021 Trucking Outlook

As the COVID-19 vaccine helps return life to normal later in the year, the effect on trucking freight and rates will vary as consumer spending is expected to shift back toward services. That’s one takeaway from the transportation analysts at FTR in a recent webinar, “Preparing for 2021.”

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