Strong Freight Forecast Expected Thru 2026, What It Means for Shippers & 5 Things to Get Prepared


Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026. percent by 2026. This means the increased revenue by 2026 would amount to more than five percent of the total current US National Debt. million by 2026. With unprecedented increases in freight and significant costs and changes to the industry, the logistics world of 2026 must be a paragon of efficiency, reliability, and consistency. On July 27, 2015, the American Trucking Association s released the U.S.

A Look into 2026: Is a Supply Chain Robotics Takeover Inevitable?


In a 2016 survey conducted by MHI and Deloitte, a logistics industry group, 35% of respondents said they’d already adopted robotics to maximize their supply chain optimization. The same report suggested that in 10 years that number will rise to 74%.

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How Will Shippers Meet Growing Demand?

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The American Trucking Association (ATA) recently released a freight transportation forecast, predicting growth through the year 2026. According to Forecast , overall freight tonnage will grow 25.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will surge 72%. 3PL Optimization Shipping Transportation Spend

Do Shippers Contribute to Driver Retention?

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According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the driver shortfall will grow to more than 175,000 by 2026 if the trends don’t change. The driver shortage is a complex issue caused by a variety of factors. Shippers Driver Shortage Drivers carrier

Driver Digest: The Impact of a Driver

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In the United States, drivers are responsible for moving 69% of total freight 1 and that amount of freight is expected to grow an additional 26% by 2026 2.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

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Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Today, the physical Internet is an amorphous construct, with its scope and limits undefined.

Musk's Electric-Car Vision Doubted by Major Auto-Parts Suppliers

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won’t reach price parity with traditional gasoline engine-powered SUVs until 2026, Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimated in its Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded


Also, the driver short has continually grown worse for the last eight years, and it is expected to continue through 2026, asserts Iris Kuo of Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades.

Who’s Moving Freight in the Next Generation?

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The sheer size of freight being carried around the country is expected to expand nearly 29 percent by 2026. In the upcoming years, the face of transportation and truck drivers will have transformed. But drivers aren’t getting any younger, and new drivers aren’t getting behind the wheel.

The Future of Retail Supply Chain: What’s in Store?

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While talking technology, retail companies will need plenty of it to meet the challenge of last mile distribution in 2026 and beyond. The world of retail has never seen the degree of change that’s being experienced today. Through the rapid growth of digital technology, consumers have acquired the power to demand what they want, not only when, but where they want it.