Tag: freight transportation rates

Forecasts for Parcel, LTL and truckload transportation rates and disruptions.
Transportation Rates

Transportation Rates Forecast: Q4 2021

Make sure you understand how North American transportation rates affect your business performance in 2021. Our transportation management experts share their forecasts, industry analysis and actionable guidance to support your strategy for Parcel, LTL, Truckload and International transportation.

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Truckload rates are continuing to increase in Q2 2021
Truckload Rates

Truckload Rates Pressured by Fuel, Capacity, Wages

Expect elevated truckload shipping costs to continue through the second quarter of 2021. Fuel prices, capacity demands and carrier operating costs all add pressure on truckload shipping costs into the busy summer season for fresh produce and highway travel.

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LTL Freight Shipping Faces Pressure on Capacity and Rates

Pendulum swings in less-than-truckload transportation are fairly common.

When freight volumes are low and carrier capacity is high – as we experienced in 2020 – there is opportunity to seize gains in cost and service. As volumes spike and fill available capacity, LTL freight shipping rates swing up and service tends to dip.

In 40 years in this business, I have never experienced a pendulum swing like this.

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