By mid-2017 shippers began seeing tighter capacity across flatbed, truckload and tank truck modes as ongoing improvements in key sectors of the economy (including manufacturing and energy), combined with continued strength in construction and ecommerce, began to strain availability.
Growth in these areas not only increased demand for over-the-road services, but they also provided new employment opportunities for those in or considering joining the driver labor force.
Capacity further tightened when hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted service and increased demand for rebuilding.
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