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Podcast: A look at the state of the trucking market with FTR

Managing Editor of Fleet Equipment Magazine

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It has been, to put it mildly, an absolutely wild year for the U.S. economy, and by extension, the trucking industry. We had a sharp drop last spring, nearly just as sharp of a rise in the summer and fall, and a strong opening to 2021, but the most recent months’ numbers show a drop-off fueled by issues like the ongoing microchip shortage as well as the rising cost of materials such as steel.

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So what can fleets expect from the market the rest of this year, and what’s on the horizon for 2022? I spoke Don Ake, vice president of commercial vehicles for FTR, to find out how they’re seeing the market.

Listen below, and catch up with more episodes of the podcast here.

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