"Trucks are harder to find and more expensive than ever.
In late September, FTR and Truckstop.com reported load availability was up 110% over 2016. By mid-October, DAT reported the van load-to-truck ratio hit 7.0 loads per truck—the “highest ever recorded” in DAT Trendlines—a study that began in 2010.
Some of the largest truckload providers are preparing their contract customers for double-digit 2018 price increases."
Read more details: The 2017 Capacity Crisis: Past Lessons, Current Advice – Jeff Tucker, Transport Topics
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