In 2014, the trucking industry moved decisively into a new era of tight capacity. A decade of competitive and financial pressure has removed the majority of surge capacity from the industry leaving it vulnerable to any short-run shock or seasonal surge. This change has left the shipper base at the mercy of magnified spot price swings and has widened the splits between regular and irregular freight flows.
In this session, Noel Perry will review how supply-side pressures have pushed trend capacity utilization to just below the crisis point of 100% and how seasonal surges pushed spot markets above that level. In addition to overall price increases in all markets, you will learn how the carriers enhanced mix management has widened the distinction between high-margin “good freight” and lower margin “bad” freight. This development is forcing supply chains to consider the productivity and price attractiveness of their freight flows much more closely.
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Noel Perry worked his way up through the heavy freight industry, beginning on a loading dock and culminating in his current role as a leading industry consultant. During his 45 year career he has worked for suppliers, railroads, truckers, barge and salt water vessel operators, and financial consultants. Recognized as a... More info