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BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 25, 2022| Truckstop.comSurvey, which polled owners-operators.

“This environment could drive contractual freight rate growth to the high-single digits in 2020, providing another healthy year of transportation,” stated the report. Lee KlaskowBloomberg Intelligence senior freight transportation and logistics analyst. “Sentiment is still historically positive, supporting our view about a prolonged contract-rate cycle.”

The Bloomberg Truckload Survey 4Q-21 shows that demand expectations are far higher than normal| Truckload 4Q-21 survey shows demand expectations well above normal:

  • The bullishness of demand by Carriers remained well above historical averages during 4Q, and returned to the level seen in 1Q21.
  • About 71% of respondents anticipate load growth over the next six-months, up from 62% during the 3Q and 16 percentage point above the 4Q average.
  • Flatbed is the most optimistic (76% anticipate higher volume) in an environment of increased infrastructure spending, which comes on top a strong housing sector. This was followed by dry van carriers (70%), who cited restocking, consumer resilience, and as the principal drivers.

“Carriers are using all resources at their disposal load boards rate analysis tools spot market insights, spot market insight to help keep up to demand and simplify how and when they deliver loads,” stated Paris’s chief executive officer. “Our priority is to continue to provide best-in-class solutions to our customers to help them do their jobs and achieve success in these dynamic times.”

The Bloomberg | survey of owner-operators and small fleets provides timely channel checks into the health of the spot market and is published on a quarterly basis. This survey marks 27ThQuarterly survey, sample size 305. It consists of dry-van, flatbed, temperature-controlled and specialized/diversified carriers. 60% of respondents only own one tractor.

Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can access the complete survey via BI

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