US shippers seek balance on truck capacity seesaw

Truck capacity is overflowing, but not all shippers are chasing the cheapest rates. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Truck capacity is overflowing, but not all shippers are chasing the cheapest rates. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

The “mother of all truck capacity shortages” came to an end last year, and shippers in 2019 are awash in trucks — outside, perhaps, of a smattering of temporary, regional shortages that may accompany the shifting produce season as it moves across the United States. But shippers haven’t forgotten the pain caused by that capacity shortage, or the rate hikes that accompanied it.