Fair Warning! Capacity Is Tight – and Likely To Get Even Tighter!

Mar 1, 2018

Over the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to attend and present at several industry conferences. Guess what? The shippers and trucking company executives attending these conferences have a common concern. Everyone is concerned about capacity. Given how tight capacity was in January and February – traditionally, two of the weaker freight months, how much will it cost to move freight this spring when freight volumes typically pick up?

At the Stifel Conference, I moderated the shipper panel discussion. I couldn’t help but note that everyone agreed that it is vitally important to stay informed and understand the what is happening in the transportation marketplace.

Fortunately, here at TranzAct we understand that not all of you can attend these conferences so we’re committed to bringing some of the great content from these conferences to you. In this week’s Two Minute Warning, we are pleased to share interviews with three industry leaders so you can get their insights on issues affecting your transportation and supply chain budgets.

As one of our shippers at the Stifel Conference noted: “Today’s transportation challenges will be an opportunity for some companies and a problem for other companies.” Practically speaking, if you want to be a company that sees it as an opportunity, then take advantage of these resources and learn about how your company can more effectively compete in today's transportation market. Here are the interviews:

Keynote of the NIT League Summit - Derek Leathers, CEO of Werner Enterprises

In the first half of this interview he discusses what’s going on in today’s transportation marketplace, and the second half covers how shippers can work effectively with their carriers in 2018 and beyond.


Opportunities for Shippers Today - Steven Timme, the CEO of Finlistics

In this short interview, Steven Timme shares his recommendations for shippers and talks about the importance of sharing information throughout the C-Level.


Truck Capacity Shortage: What to Expect and How to React

Learn how the tax policy changes could affect merger and acquisition activity as well as capacity in the future.


If you’re looking for other resources that will get you up to speed on the capacity challenges in the industry today, we highly recommend taking a look at our Transportation Market Storm Center. We’re sharing all of this because we’re on your team, we’re here to help and we’re passionate about seeing you be successful.