The first quarter of 2020 painted an early picture of the coronavirus pandemic's effects on the North American trucking market.
Stay-at-home orders began to take effect in March, and panic buying spiked demand for fleets hauling groceries, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential goods in the last month of Q1.
Meanwhile, fleets with a high proportion of customers in industrial or automotive weren't privy to the demand uptick.
And now early data in Q2 shows a drop to normalization — or further, in some cases — even for essential consumer hauls.
Below is a roundup of how the largest for-hire fleets fared in the Q1 2020.