Half-full or Half-empty?

| May 28, 2001

  • Freight demand will increase.

  • The owner-operator segment will grow as companies expand to meet demand.

  • Trucking companies will continue to spec their trucks with bells and whistles to attract and retain drivers.

  • Economic strength and reduced interest rates will trigger relaxed credit.

  • Used trucks will start to be reabsorbed before new trucks show appreciable sales.

  • Company drivers will dwindle, reviving the driver shortage.

    Trucking companies will demand an increase in technology options such as improved communication, automated transmissions and big-power engines.
    We don’t have a crystal ball, but neither are we just shooting from the hip. Truckers are an optimistic bunch, shippers aren’t going to transfer freight to scooters or rowboats and the American consumer’s insatiable appetite for consumer goods is not going to go away.

  • Half-full or Half-empty?

    | May 28, 2001
  • Freight demand will increase.
  • The owner-operator segment will grow as companies expand to meet demand.
  • Trucking companies will continue to spec their trucks with bells and whistles to attract and retain drivers.
  • Economic strength and reduced interest rates will trigger relaxed credit.
  • Used trucks will start to be reabsorbed before new trucks show appreciable sales.
  • Company drivers will dwindle, reviving the driver shortage.

    Trucking companies will demand an increase in technology options such as improved communication, automated transmissions and big-power engines.
    We don’t have a crystal ball, but neither are we just shooting from the hip. Truckers are an optimistic bunch, shippers aren’t going to transfer freight to scooters or rowboats and the American consumer’s insatiable appetite for consumer goods is not going to go away.

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