Capacity

By Jeff Berman · March 29, 2012
Data from Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) quarterly Business Expectation Survey found that while the economy is rebounding, that is not necessarily a panacea for trucking carriers to increase capacity.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2012
In what its authors described as “the possible reversal of a very long trend,” the February edition of the Cass Freight Index Report showed that the change in shipments from January to February exceeded the monthly change in expenditures.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2012
Business conditions for shippers in December showed improvement from November but still represent a “somewhat adverse” environment, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2011
While there is a current moderation in freight volumes, the consensus from a Transport Capital Partners (TCP) survey appears to be that this moderation will not be lasting, with 80 percent of survey respondents indicating volumes will increase within the next 12 months.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2011
Recent data from TransCore indicated that spot market truck capacity recorded its single highest weekly volume in the last six months. The firm said that truck availability rose 8.0 percent on its DAT Network of load boards, with truck postings for all equipment types seeing gains, including: flatbeds up 8.4 percent; reefer vans up 8.3 percent, and dry vans are up 4.9 percent from the week of May 7 to the week of May 14.
By John D. Schulz · March 24, 2011
The combination of the fragile-but-improving overall U.S. economy and tighter enforcement of unsafe truck drivers is reigniting fears of truck capacity shortages later this year, top trucking officials and analysts are saying.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2010
At a time when capacity across all modes of freight transportation is tightening, coupled with a slower-than-hoped-for economic recovery, many logistics, supply chain, and transportation managers responding to a Logistics Management survey report they are expecting to pay higher rates throughout the remainder of 2010 and into 2011.

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