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Intelligence Survey Shows Carriers Remain Optimistic About Demand Despite
BOISE, ID – April 27, 2022 – Carriers are optimistic about growth in volume and rates this year, despite rising fuel and equipment costs that are squeezing profitability, according to the latest Bloomberg | Truckstop.com survey, which polled owner-operators and small fleets.
“Bullishness has stayed at a historical high for carriers despite recent spot-market volatility,” said Lee Klaskow, senior freight transportation and logistics analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “The past three months have been a tale of the haves and have-nots when it comes to volume growth. Load growth could trend higher sequentially into May, providing some support to spot rates.”
The Bloomberg | Truckstop.com 1Q22 Truckload Survey shows:
polled for this survey remain relatively positive despite the headwinds facing
the industry from rising fuel and equipment costs,” said Kendra Tucker, chief
executive officer, Truckstop.com. “We keep carriers’ businesses moving and
their bottom line growing by providing them with the technology solutions they
need to navigate these industry fluctuations, which is especially crucial
during times when the market changes so drastically.”
The Bloomberg | Truckstop.com survey of owner-operators and small fleets provides timely channel checks into the health of the spot market. The sample size was 126, consisting of dry-van, flatbed, temperature-controlled and specialized/diversified carriers. Of the respondents, 60% operate just one tractor.
The complete survey is available to Bloomberg Terminal subscribers via BI.
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