C.H. Robinson depends on third-parties to move goods for customers. Some of these third-parties compete directly with CHRW. If utilization is tight, C.H. Robinson may not be able to find transportation methods for its customers. These customers might leave.
Most of CHRW's revenue is derived from goods being transported via U.S. Highways. The U.S. Economy is showing signs of weakness. The number of shipments may decline putting pressure on CHRW's pricing. If Oil Prices continue to rise, alternatives to highway transportation may be preferable for shipping customers.