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Shrinking Truck Capacity Becomes a Major Issue for Shippers

Posted January 25, 2018

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Jennifer McKevitt – Supply Chain Dive)

Transportation company Averitt Express’ annual survey has concluded that truck capacity is currently of foremost concern, especially as it affects full-load transportation, Fleet Owner reported.

Averitt’s State of The North American Supply Chain survey, conducted across a broad swathe of industries, discovered that roughly one in five shippers experienced capacity issues in 2017 — approximately double that of 2016. Further, most shippers — roughly 76% of the 1,600 surveyed — expect 2018 to increase volume.

Capacity is believed to be shrinking due to three main factors: the ELD mandate, the seemingly endless driver shortage, and manufacturing growth that is putting more pressure on truckload capacity throughout the U.S. Click here to read more.