Getting more carrier capacity the expensive way:  Buy trucks – the backlog at truck assembly lines in North America has…

Getting more carrier capacity the expensive way:  Buy trucks – the backlog at truck assembly lines in North America has grown to 205,000 orders – up sharply from 89,300.
 
Getting more carrier capacity the cheap way:  Ryder, who rents trucks and trailers, is allowing others to set their own price and rent their idle equipment on a short-term basis using COOP.  Why cannibalize your own business?  Ryder has a much bigger fleet by leveraging vehicles it does not own.  See the example above.