• Freight Transportation & Logistics Markets

    A new report from Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect, entitled “Eat or Be Eaten: The Year of Separation in Freight,” takes a deep dive various aspects of current market trends on freight transportation and logistics.

    The report examines trends, including capacity shortages’ effect on transportation prices, the ascent of non-asset 3PLs in recent years, and future growth drivers in the freight transportation and logistics sectors.

    CarrierDirect President Joel Clum said that since July 2014, when freight levels were coming off of a very strong second quarter due to the aftereffect of the early 2014 Polar Vortex and pent-up demand, it raised the question of whether the growth was for real or more tied to the challenges that occurred during the first quarter of 2014.