freight demand

Business, Logistics

Trucking Adapts to Spike in Consumer Demand

Trucks on highway Right now, trucking is dealing with higher freight volumes for essential items people and businesses need during the coronavirus pandemic. But what's on the horizon for trucking is anyone's guess. (Getty Images)

Trucking is handling increased demand and awaits a potential surge of pent-up activity because of the coronavirus, but what that means for the industry long term remains an open question.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck Nussbaum Transportation in 2018 introduced an employee ownership plan. (Nussbaum Transportation Services)

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Fuel

Trucking Rates Expected to Rise, FTR Index Shows

Trucking rates are expected to rise this fall as capacity tightens on regulatory effects and improved freight demand, according to FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index.

September 13, 2013