As group news editor Jeff Berman reported last month in our Annual Truckload Roundtable, the truckload market appears to have largely weathered the storm on solid footing at the halfway point of 2021.
“With more people receiving vaccinations,” says Berman, “coupled with stimulus funding leading to increased consumer spending activity, the truckload market continues to see a flurry of high levels of demand, elevated rates giving carriers the upper hand, and ongoing capacity issues due largely to the seemingly endless driver shortage.”
And while market conditions have improved when compared to a year ago, Berman reports that there’s still a long way to go before things get back to a point of market equilibrium.
“Truckload carriers are battling strong demand for capacity, with sharply higher costs for everything from raw materials for their trucks to rising driver pay,” adds Berman.
And even though it’s still a tough operating environment for TL carriers, the readers of Logistics Management report that the 30 carriers listed below have gone above and beyond to take home Quest for Quality gold in 2021.
In fact, the Quest for Quality winners in truckload posted some of the highest overall scores in the 2021 voting. For example, Melton Truck Lines’ impressive 59.40 weight score in our Industrial & Heavy Haul category is the single highest overall weighted score in our overall 2021 Quest for Quality results.
2021 Quest for Quality Winners Categories