Reuters--Growing confidence in a recovery in the freight transport market is about to set off a wave of consolidation in the U.S. logistics industry as cash-rich companies seek to expand into new services and geographies. Among those hunting for buys are FedEx (FDX.N), C. H. Robinson (CHRW.O), Hub Group (HUBG.O), Ryder Systems (R.N) and Forward Air (FWRD.O) -- companies that offer a variety of logistics services.

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