KNIGHT / SWIFT JUST BROUGHT U.S. XPRESS

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  1. Wave000

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    Just got the email.
     
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  4. bryan21384

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    Pretty big bombshell there. 800 million dollar purchase there. Knight-Swift gets even larger. Wow.
     
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  5. drvrtech77

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    At some point, I would think somebody will start looking at antitrust concerns because they seem to be buying Everybody under the sun up here lately.
     
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  6. bryan21384

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    Well.....there was a report that US Xpress has some debt so maybe that factored into their decision to sell. I'll never know. It ain't just Swift though. Heartland Express is buying a lot of companies too. It's been so many transactions since 2020 its crazy.
     
  7. drvrtech77

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    Theyre saying with knight Swift that they will have nearly 26,000 tractors and nearly 90,000 trailers…
     
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  8. bryan21384

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    Goodness man.....that's a lot of firepower there....
     
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  9. mjd4277

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    Swift ALREADY had about 25,000 tractors long before they bought US Xpress.
    To those drivers I’d say “beware”-we’ve seen how large mergers like this go before. And drivers are usually the first ones to get the shaft!!
     
  10. cdavis188

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    This seems like some corporations are trying to monopolize the industry
     
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  11. Long FLD

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    How can it be a monopoly when it’s still a small percentage of the total trucks on the road? Even at 30k total trucks what is that? Maybe 2-3% of the total trucks?
     
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