Jun 13, 2017 at 09:36 AM CST
Swift and Knight Transportation merger has set a precedent for large deal speculation.
A mega deal between JB Hunt and Schneider would improve intermodal capacity management and provide better bargaining power against rail purchased transportation.
Additionally, it would combine strong dedicated, specialized and last-mile services.
There are multiple complications, but this type of deal would be viewed as an even stronger combined entity than the recent Swift-Knight merger.