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CJC Indicators | Fleets on "Solid Ground" - Freight Gets Post Storm Boost

02.05.16 | James Jaillet, CCJ

Survey says…fleets bullish on 2016: The 48 trucking fleets that participated in the quarterly Fleet Sentiment Survey conducted last month indicated they see good demand for trucking services and high levels of equipment utilization. More than 50 percent, however, said they need more drivers to fill empty seats or to grow. Fewer fleets were planning to purchase power units in 2016 than in the January 2015 survey, but more indicated they plan to buy trailers.

Freight demand spikes following winter storm: Loads on the spot market grew by 10 percent in the week ending January 30, according to loadboard DAT Solutions, stemming from “pent-up demand” following the major winter storm that impacted much of the country in late January.

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