Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.
Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.
Smaller carriers slightly more pessimistic on volume than large carriers; a majority of all carriers are expecting rate increases over the next year.
Recent health care law changes will impact more than 80 percent of carriers that responded to a recent survey by Transport Capital Partners.
Transport Capital Partners found that 66 percent of surveyed carriers expect volumes to increase over the next year.
Federal and private research indicates a recent improvement in trucking activity and an upbeat outlook for carriers.
More carriers are interested in buying – 37 percent – compared to selling – 28 percent.
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