Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry provide long-distance and local freight trucking, including truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) services. Major companies include US-based JB Hunt, Knight-Swift Transportation, Schneider, XPO Logistics, and YRC Worldwide, as well as Eddie Stobart (UK), Hitachi Transport System and Seino Super Express (Japan), and TFI International (Canada).


The rapid growth of online shopping and quick delivery options is expected to change patterns of demand for trucking services. As the number of brick-and-mortar retail locations declines, so will demand for long-haul dry van trucking. However, online purchases will increase the need for less-than-truckload hauls, medium-duty commercial vehicles, short-haul, and last-mile transportation.


General trucking services include long-distance (85% of industry revenue) and local (15%) trucking. These classifications can be subdivided into truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) services.

Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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