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Economic Forecast

The overall economy is performing better than many people think, but overcapacity in the trucking industry is still keeping freight rates from rising, according to FTR transportation analysts. Find out why they think we'll start seeing a slow improvement.

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Costello: What it Will Take to Get Freight Back in Balance

If the pandemic-triggered boom times were the party, what we’ve been experiencing for the past year is the hangover, said Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations chief economist, in a session at ATA’s management conference in Austin this week.

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.

How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

With a severe driver shortage and a supply chain still in chaos from pandemic-induced shifts in consumer behavior, one industry observer is warning of likely hoarding as we get into the holidays. Longer term, vaccine distribution is “THE driver” for broader economy recovery and the post-2021 outlook.

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