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Truckers are warning of a 'bloodbath' as trucking companies go bankrupt or slash their profit expectations

Jun 19, 2019 at 08:54 AM CST
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After a raucous 2018, 2019 has seen retailers and manufacturers moving less, according to the Cass Freight Index. Freight rates have dipped year-over-year for six months straight. Loads on the spot market, in which retailers and manufacturers buy trucking capacity as they need it rather than through a contract, have fallen by a chilling 62.6% in May year-over-year.