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Morgan Stanley: Q2 2023 Likely 'Peak Pain' for Trucking Companies
Morgan Stanley predicts Q2 2023 to be the bottom of the cycle for trucking companies, with estimates adjusted ahead of the earnings season.
Ahead of the earnings season, Morgan Stanley has adjusted estimates, predicting Q2 2023 as the "peak pain" point for trucking companies and likely the bottom of the cycle. The quarter started with a lack of a spring seasonal pickup, and despite a slight improvement, it was insufficient to salvage the quarter. The firm has reduced forecasts for most carriers significantly, citing persistently soft demand that impacted volumes and pricing.