The increasing maturity and stability of trucking technology start-ups is evidenced by a decline in the volume of early-stage deals in 2018 to 1.3% compared to 45% in 2017 and 60% in the prior period 2013–2016.
Global funding for trucking technologies touched a record $1 billion in 2017 and has continued to grow in 2018, with increasing investments toward growth.
The number of models of zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road equipment available globally is expected to double between the end of 2019 and 2023.
Spot rates were all about the old adage “what goes up must come down.” After strong growth in 2017 and 2018, rates in 2019 were sharply negative through mid-year before firming.
The pandemic could drive more fleets to consider emergency planning and has increased vehicle operating expenses for many fleets.
How has COVID-19 impacting truck fleets related to their business and overall number of loads? How might it have actually improved things?
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