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Freight brokers see shippers ignoring smaller motor carriers at their own peril

Mar 07, 2019 at 08:59 AM CST

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and freight brokerage Tucker Company show that since 2011, the number of drivers working for fleets with 500 or fewer trucks grew 32 percent to just over 1.5 million. By comparison, fleets over that size saw driver growth of 20 percent to 944,781.