Bulk Truck Freight Set to Increase in 2013 Creating More Load Postings on BulkLoadsNow.com

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Weather, Commodity Prices and Construction are looking positive for dry and liquid bulk trucking companies. BulkLoadsNow.com is projecting a 20% increase in bulk truck freight shipments posted to their online freight matching service.

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We are approaching 2013 with optimism, the election is over, everyone know what we have to deal with for the next 4 years.

As 2012 comes to an end, many bulk trucking companies see 2013 as a positive year for their business. Carriers were faced with many challenges in 2012 including high fuel prices, drought stricken grain producing areas and an unseasonably warm start to the winter. Tighter government regulations also left trucking companies with a shortage of truck drivers.

“We’ve talked with a lot of struggling trucking companies and have read their posts on our forum.” said Jared Flinn, Operating Partner at BulkLoadsNow.com. “Many were faced with a shortage of loads to transport and fuel prices increasing. Tight cash flows also made it hard for companies to stay in business”

“2012 was completely contrary to what the economist were calling an economic recovery.” said Ron Ballensky, President of Dawn Transportation. ”Most of our customers approached this year with a guarded pessimistic attitude. Inventory levels are at all time lows with stock being pulled in only at the last moment. I have heard the expression, ‘I don’t want to have too much on hand in case I can’t sell it’; numerous times this year. We are approaching 2013 with optimism, the election is over, everyone know what we have to deal with for the next 4 years.”

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BulkLoadsNow.com is an online community of professionals in North American’s bulk freight industry. Our shipper members are transportation logistics managers of grain, fertilizer, aggregates, feed ingredients and all agriculture commodities. Our carrier members pull hopper bottoms, walking floors, end dump trailers, belt trailers, live floors, pneumatic and liquid tankers. We provide to our members the industry’s most innovative bulk freight solutions including an enhanced load board, database of all carriers in North America, instant communication tools, industry forums and news updates, and much more.

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