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Mat Leo — Manager, Truckload Solutions, Freightquote

Mat Leo joined Freightquote in 2010. Since joining the company, he has been integral in building & expanding the automated Truckload Pricing processes. In his current role, Mat is responsible for managing Contractual Truckload Pricing and Custom Solutions for Freightquote as well as Transactional Truckload Pricing for both Freightquote & C.H. Robinson. Mat holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Central Missouri.

What’s Led to Tight Freight Capacity in 2018?

It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. As you navigate this challenging market, however, you may be wondering what factors led us to where we are today.

A major shortage of drivers, a new mandate, high loads and even Mother Nature have all contributed in their own ways. Here’s how these factors have impacted the shipping market, truck drivers and your business, and what you can expect to see throughout the rest of the year.
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