The sky may have fallen on freight market after new tariffs are implemented against China

“Like the “snap” in the Avengers movie, where the big bad villain, Thanos, eliminated half the life in the universe, something similar occurred to the freight market after the trade war escalated between China and the U.S earlier this month. It is hard to imagine the freight market being so fragile that one action — tariff increases — could drop national freight volumes 4% to 5% overnight. While it is difficult to say that is exactly what happened, the timing makes it hard to ignore the correlation” – According to article in reightwaves.com and its author  Zach Strickland

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Source and credits : reightwaves.comZach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst

 

“For the freight market, 2019 has been shaping up to as a tug of war between the bulls and the bears. The large enterprise carriers that rely heavily on committed business (commonly referred to as “contract business”) have been enjoying a decent year, while the small carriers that are heavily exposed to the transactional spot market have been faced with a very tough market”. According to Craig Fuller, CEO at FreightWaves

Fuller also wrote – “Meanwhile, spot rates have dropped like a rock. From the June 2018 peak, trucking spot rates are down over 36 percent. Last year’s peak DAT national van rate hit $2.11 per mile and today sits at $1.36 per mile”.

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com / Craig Fuller, CEO at FreightWaves

 

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