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What's Behind the Tight Freight Market, and How Long Will It Last?

Although the April 1 start to “hard enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate does not seem to have had a huge effect on trucking capacity (except perhaps in flatbeds), there are a number of other factors that are working to keep capacity tight and rates high, likely at least until late this year, according to FTR.

March Maintains Trailer Order Momentum

Early reports from FTR on trailer order activity for March show that while orders declined by 16% from the month before, they remain historically strong.

Trucking Capacity Crunch Leading to Record Freight Rates

There is increasing evidence that the supply of trucks available to move freight is outpacing demand, based on a flurry of recently released reports – but it’s also helping push freight rates higher. What's behind the capacity crunch?

FTR: Tight Capacity, Rate Increases Projected to Continue

Truckload capacity will remain tight and rates high, but both may moderate somewhat as market forces come into play, according to FTR analysts. The ELD mandate is still a wild card, with the economy and tax reform playing a part as well.