Prepare for Peak Shipping Season

Posted by Nate Ross on June 11, 2021 - 11:06 AM
With a stronger economy, higher demand and tight capacity, the freight environment moving into peak shipping season is causing some concern. Learn more about the things ArcBest is doing to help secure capacity and keep shipments moving.
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May Market Update

Posted by Christian Jones on May 26, 2021 - 8:11 AM
Get information about how freight demand and capacity constraints are influencing the current state of the truckload freight market.
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March Market Update

Posted by Christian Jones on March 29, 2021 - 8:25 AM
While demand remains strong, capacity remains an issue in the truckload market. Get details about what’s happening and how ArcBest can help you navigate changes.
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February Market Update

Posted by Brian Beasley on February 23, 2021 - 3:13 PM

Winter storms led to a 6% decline in truckload volume 

The first part of the year is usually defined by muted demand and softening rates within the truckload market. By early February, we are several months removed from the peak season freight frenzy. But just as it appeared that the markets would settle back into a typical seasonal pattern, a historic winter storm hammered the country.

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How ELDs Affect Shippers

Posted by Josh Lovan on February 8, 2021 - 9:48 AM

The ELD mandate: where are we now?  

According to an American Transportation Research Industry (ATRI) report, 2020 was the first year since 2012 that the ELD mandate has not been included in the Top Industry Issue Rankings. While that may be the case, related issues that affect shippers, like detention/delay and hours-of-service (HOS), remain top concerns. Learn more about the impact the ELD mandate has had on the industry, from implementat

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January Market Update

Posted by Brian Beasley on January 27, 2021 - 9:17 AM

What’s happening in the truckload market so far in 2021? 

Last month we discussed how slowing retail sales would not translate into reduced demand for transportation. With inventories at historically low levels, even if consumer spending continues to decline, there will be a period of restocking that will keep demand elevated well into the second quarter of this year. This restocking period will also be a boon for U.S Manufacturers.

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