Get ready for capacity roller coaster, analysts warn
DALLAS. An unprecedented capacity crisis, driven by the impacts of trucking regulations, will be followed by a revolution in transportation productivity, and the winners and losers in the supply chain will be sorted out based their preparations for the coming market upheaval, industry analysts explained at Connected 2015, the Truckstop.com user conference here this week.
“We are on the cusp of the biggest event in transportation since the invention of the superhighway in the ’50s. The size of the threats we have—or the opportunities—are bigger than they’ve been in a long time,” said economist Noël Perry, senior consultant for FTR. “The problem is that the precise timing of these events is not clear, even though the events themselves are. What it says is we have to get ready before. If we haven’t prepared, we’ll be left behind.”
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