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Corrected (Official): U.S. trucking firms predict tight capacity as loads head to storm zones


(In paragraphs 7-8, corrects to show XPO not currently receiving full truckload shipments into Florida; in first paragraph, fixes typo)By Eric M. Johnson(Reuters) - Major trucking and logistics firms like XPO Logistics Inc, Daseke Inc and United Parcel Service Inc said capacity will shrink due to a rush of construction and repair shipments to big-box retailers and households across the storm-crippled U.S. Southeast, as analysts warned of higher shipping prices.The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement retailers such as Lowe's and ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 23:23 IST