Number Crunch

Thousands of Trucking Businesses Stalled Out in 2020

The pandemic created a boom in e-commerce but only doom for small truckers

Marker Editors
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2 min readFeb 18, 2021
An illustration of a truck with the Number Crunch logo and the text “3,140: The number of U.S. trucking fleets that shut down last year, a 185% jump from 2019. Source: Wall Street Journal.”

3,140: That’s how many U.S.-based trucking companies shut down last year, a 185% increase from the number of trucking company closures in 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal.