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

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Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026. percent by 2026. However, US trucking freight will continue to reign as the predominant mode of transport into the future. Part of the significant freight increases derive from associated transportation costs through increased use of pipelines, which will increase 10.6 This means the increased revenue by 2026 would amount to more than five percent of the total current US National Debt. million by 2026.

Why the Great Driver Shortage Is Now Top of Mind for Shippers & a Driver of a Capacity Crunch

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At the same time, carriers have turned to leaner operations to keep costs down, and the transportation industry is ready to implode with a capacity crunch that lasts well into 2018 and may only get worse from there.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

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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 Trucks.com. Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades.