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Though certain freight sectors are humming, many owner-operators appear to be hanging back

Jul 31, 2020 at 08:21 AM CST

Momentum has seemingly continued for the freight recovery that began in late May, in some ways bucking seasonal trends as spot market freight and rates haven’t seen the usual June-to-July drop off. That’s despite a resurgence in coronavirus cases since mid-June and major holes in the economy remaining, such as sluggish manufacturing output, a halted entertainment and events sector and record-high unemployment.