Trucking companies expect freight will improve as fuel prices remain constant in 2017

Posted by Kevin Hill on


Dec 16,  2016

Tulsa, OK.  – has released its latest market research survey of mid-market North American trucking companies. 

The complete results of the survey, which include mid-market trucking companies operating between 20 and 500 tractors in the US and Canada, can be found at 2017 Freight Outlook.

Key findings include:

  • 72% of respondents expect 2017 freight volumes to be slightly or much better than 2016
  • Line haul rates for 2017 are a bit less clear. 55% believe rates will improve, while 45% believe rates will remain the same or even slightly decrease next year. 
  • 73% are expecting regulations to increase in 2017 as compared to the past few years.
  • 88% expect diesel prices to remain relatively stable with only a slight increase or decrease in the cards for 2017.   

“Our results show the trucking industry is more optimistic about 2017 than the sluggish freight volumes in 2016” said Kevin Hill, President,  “Mid-market trucking companies believe with the election in the rearview mirror, companies are in a better position to forecast sales in 2017.  One of the most interesting findings is even with expectations for an uptick in freight volumes and rates, trucking companies still believe that diesel prices will remain relatively flat compared with 2016.”

About ( publishes the most comprehensive sourcing tools for 3PLs and shippers to locate and hire specialized trucking companies. Companies across North America rely on the non-public information collects on specialized carriers to secure new business opportunities.  This non-public information includes, full contact info, website, trailer types, preferred lanes, and other exclusive information collected during telephone interviews.  This information is then presented in an easy to purchase and use format our customers can implement in mere minutes. 


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