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July 25, 2019

There were several interesting venture capital deals in logistics and freight tech in the first half of 2019. Venture capital cash is still pouring into the industry, so expect even more deals in the second half of the year.  

Here are four of...

July 23, 2019

Conditions are ripe for a spike in trucking company failures in 2019. Margins are being squeezed by plunging contract and spot rates along with an increase in operational costs. 

Seth Holm and I discuss our latest research at FreightWaves which pinp...

July 22, 2019

One of the first questions we are asked at CarrierLists is what type of fleets are listed in our database. This includes fleet sizes, trailer types, and specializations, along with where they are headquartered. 

The following graphs should answer all...

July 21, 2019

Carrier expectations for increases in load volume have plunged over the past nine months.  

It's been quite a turn in the market. According to SONAR, Q2 2019 load volumes (OTVI.USA) were down 4.5% off the Q2 2018 highs. Even more problematic fo...

July 16, 2019

This is the question we answered in our latest FreightWaves Freight Intel research. 

For fleets running 5 to 200 trucks, we found that the smaller and larger fleets sourced the most freight directly from shippers. 

This leaves a sweet spot in the middl...

July 9, 2019

There were over 150 M&A deals in trucking, logistics, and freight tech in the first half of 2019. Expect more of the same for the second half of the year.  

Below is a segment we shot for FreightWaves Now detailing the most interesting acquisit...

July 9, 2019

Here is the June CarrierLists/Michigan State University FTL Contract Forecast. The solid black line in the center is the base case contract rate forecast for the remainder of 2019 based on Michigan State University's proprietary model....

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