Carriers Uncertain About Year Ahead

As Washington continues to muddle through the fiscal crisis, carriers are unsure about how government policies might affect them in 2013. The latest Business Expectations Survey from Transport Capital Partners shows that 45% of carriers believe that volumes will remain flat, whereas 44% believe rates will increase and 46% predict that rates will stay the same.

TCP Partner Richard Mikes notes that “continued high fuel costs, inadequate fuel surcharges, and some shippers not recognizing the impact of delays on schedules with constricted hours-of-service rules will force and increase in distressed situations.”

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