The sluggish U.S. economy combined with tight capacity levels continues to make mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and other deal-making initiatives attractive within the trucking industry, according to recent research by global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Trucking is still a very fragmented industry; there are a lot of players out there. And the advantages of becoming a larger company in this segment remain strong, as it affords an opportunity to add customers and qualified employees – especially drivers,” Ken Evans, U.S. transportation and logistics leader at PwC, told Fleet Owner.