Shipper and broker activity is at an all time high as trucking companies disappear
(PRWEB) September 30, 2012
After a dry summer and rough start, harvest activity has finally caught up to bulk truck freight capacity creating tightness across the bulk truck freight industry. BulkLoadsNow.com freight-matching service saw a 40% increase in posted loads this week compared to one month ago.
“Shipper and broker activity is at an all time high as trucking companies disappear,” said Jared Flinn, Operating Partner at BulkLoadsNow.com. “We’ve seen a big movement in commodities, especially fertilizer and fall crops such as corn and beans. The only place we have seen a reduction in freight is the pneumatic tanker sector with less fracking sand and oil field movement.”
BulkLoadsNow reached over 21,000 loads posted this past week with the majority of postings in the Midwest. States with the strongest need for trucks are Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Hopper Bottom and End Dump trailer loads have the largest number of posting with Walking Floor and Live Floor trailer loads next.
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.