Top Trucking Companies Hitting the Gas in M&A Activity This Year

After a solid 2014 for freight transport providers, some industry experts expect truckers to drive a rise in mergers and acquisitions this year.
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After a solid 2014 for freight transport providers, some industry experts expect truckers to drive a rise in mergers and acquisitions this year. Lou Whiteman, senior writer for The Deal, explains why the trucking cycle is currently in a sweet spot for M&A. From building margin pressure to recent sellers receiving especially strong prices, Whiteman says potential logistics targets are likely to be tempted to consider selling. He stresses that strong arguments can be made to justify both buying and selling assets within the group. Whiteman reveals which companies he expects to be particularly active, including XPO Logistics and Echo Global Logistics, and what stocks could be potential buys based on analyst sentiment.