What the New Normal for Trucking Will Be Remains a Question
Trucking companies continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, but what the new normal will remain a mystery.
Gulf Intermodal Services saw a decline in sales at the beginning of the pandemic, but that stabilized in May. Though the company is expecting a significant uptick in June, GIS President Will Connell doesn’t think things will get back to the way they were.
“We’ll get back to a new normal,” Connell said. “And the question is, what is the new normal going to look like? From our perspective, we obviously want to make sure we’re able to take care of our customers’ transportation needs.”
GIS is an intermodal logistics and warehousing service company that is a part of IMC Companies, which ranks No 80 on the for-hire TT100. Connell believes there is a possibility that once the pandemic and slowdown pass, the trucking industry will see more consolidation.
“Not everyone is going to be able to weather this economic downturn as successfully as we’d hope they can,” he said. “I think you’ll see people determine that they need to consolidate to strengthen their resources.”
Connell added that customers likely will be working more with nationwide carriers to ensure they have continuity in their supply chain. To read more, visit Transport Topics.
Posted: June 11, 2020