Here are the 10 most-read stories on the Transports Topics website in 2020, based on Google Analytics. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 dominated the headlines.
2020 Year in Review
Truck buyers started 2020 in a cautious mood, waiting to see what would happen amid expectations of softening freight demand and overcapacity in the coming year — 2019 had ended as the best Class 8 sales year since 2006. At the same time, the novel coronavirus was drawing closer.
The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trucking emerged from one of the most challenging years on record strong and battle-tested, as robust freight demand propelled by soaring demand for consumer goods amid the coronavirus pandemic boosted spot rates and lifted financial results for many publicly traded fleets.