LTL Shipping

LTL Shipping

News pertaining to less than truckload shippers, small freight, parcel carriers and more.

Commentary

Better operating margins are finally on the horizon for the less-than-truckload industry. LTL profitability has been dismal for years, with most large carriers reporting operating ratios above 95.

News & Analysis

Weekly wrap-up: Mega-alliances, LA-LB issues and trucking growth
20 Sep 2014
Issues at the Los Angeles-Long Beach were on JOC.com readers’ minds this week, along with mega-alliances and growth in the trucking industry.
18 Sep 2014
FedEx Freight, the smallest operating division of FedEx but biggest stand-alone U.S. trucking company, flew higher than the company’s flagship Express division in the last quarter, increasing its operating profit a lofty 70 percent to $168 million on a 13 percent increase in revenue to $1.61 billion.
FedEx
18 Sep 2014
There really was a Christmas in July this year, at least in terms of increased global container business. That bodes well for North American trucking, intermodal rail and package delivery companies now preparing for an influx of freight ahead of the holiday season.
17 Sep 2014
Strong domestic volumes in the air and on the ground delivered double-digit profit growth for FedEx in the first quarter of its new fiscal year.
17 Sep 2014
An influx of freight and higher rates is boosting third-quarter profitability at YRC Worldwide, the company said Tuesday.
10 Sep 2014
Cargo theft is about to enter its busiest season, and motor carriers, in particular, are advised to be on guard.
10 Sep 2014
A fundamental improvement in the industrial U.S.
09 Sep 2014
Canada’s trucking industry is consolidating from the top down, with the largest less-than-truckload players buying smaller competitors to gain territory and build density as the Canadian economy grows.
03 Sep 2014
As U.S. manufacturing gains steam, Old Dominion Freight Line is gaining freight.
03 Sep 2014
Central Freight Lines reached out toward the East Coast last month by acquiring the less-than-truckload assets and business of Drug Transport, a Georgia-based company that in August filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in bankruptcy court in Atlanta.