US drayage demand spiking across country
Ari Ashe, Associate Editor | Jun 15, 2018 9:29AM EDT
Demand for drayage has spiked in the last seven to 14 days, but no one knows exactly why beneficial cargo owners, non-vessel operating common carriers, and freight forwarders are so hungry for truck power. (Above: Trucks line up at the Port of Oakland.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.
US beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) enjoying a respite from winter rail delays are back into ‘scramble mode’ as drayage demand, which has been up strongly all year, has spiked in the last two weeks, according to a drayage index and interviews with shippers, truckers, and third-party logistics providers.
No one knows for sure why it is happening, but the theories include the reduction in store-door deliveries, the pickup in activity for the peak season, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2018 from June 5 to 7.
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