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Freight Rates Plummet, Small Fleets Struggle

As stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across much of the country in the latter part of March, the level of freight available – and the rates to haul it – plummeted. This means many of the smallest companies that make up the vast majority of motor carriers are seriously hurting.

November Tonnage Report 'Tough to Sugar-Coat'

The American Trucking Associations’ numbers tracking tonnage hauled by for-hire trucking companies fell again in November, leading ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello to say, “It’s tough to sugar-coat November’s reading.”