Transportation companies that have business in retail supply chains have seen freight volumes surge since June — largely credited to consumers changing their buying habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A large percentage of consumers are working from home and have shifted their spend on travel and entertainment to physical products.

And with peak retail season around the corner, online and big-box retailers are scrambling to lock down transport and warehouse capacity, especially in the “middle mile” of their supply chains from truckload and less-than-truckload carriers.

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