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The economics of growth — Freightonomics

How can carriers grow without expanding their fleets?

The economy is continuing a slow post-COVID upswing but what are some indicators of that growth?

On this episode of Freightonomics, Anthony Smith and Zach Strickland discuss the latest Knight-Swift purchase of AAA Cooper and what the recent large LTL purchases mean for the sector. They also talk about how this purchase shows companies’ ability to grow without spending capital on new equipment.

Zac Rogers joins to discuss whether this is a way for carriers to use their newfound cash reserves to grow without ordering trucks or if the push for mergers and acquisitions is just a phase. 

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.