As everyone in and associated with the trucking industry knows, most of the last two years have been very difficult ones for the industry.

Trucking companies large and small have gone out of business. There are too many trucks chasing too little freight. Rates on most lanes are at or below 2019 levels — another bad year for the industry.

In addition, brokerages have also been hurt. As widely reported by FreightWaves and other media, Convoy, a very high-profile brokerage, recently shut down for financial reasons. Other brokerages have also gone out of business, and layoffs have become relatively commonplace