uilds on the IMO 2020 reporting by FreightWaves, surveys the U.S. logistics industry and shippers to get a sense of awareness of IMO 2020. This
includes how the new rules mandating the use of very low sulfur fuel oils (VLSFO)
will increase competition for diesel fuels overnight. Owner-operators (one to three trucks) and small fleets (four to 100 trucks), the most at risk groups to higher diesel prices, have decided to not prepare at all.Three of five owner-operators and two of five small fleets indicated they will not develop any plans or strategies for possible increases in diesel prices in the coming months.The survey also found that domestic trucking and transportation professionals were five times more likely to be merely ‘monitoring the situation’ rather than planning or taking action.

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