LTL Shipping

LTL Shipping

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


Shippers are experiencing a period of relative tranquility on the trucking front, but the calm won’t last long,

News & Analysis

01 Dec 2015
Freight transportation is a hot target market for companies that want to emulate the success of Uber, and Airbnb. A truck is not a taxi, however, and the "shared economy" in the freight world will likely look different than it does in other markets.
01 Dec 2015
The worst reading from the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers Index in three years signals a slowdown in freight for less-than-truckload carriers to haul.
Averitt's Charlie McGee at JOC Inland Distribution 2015
22 Nov 2015
Averitt's Charlie McGee on international supply chain solutions, risk tolerance and expectations for 2016.
21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
20 Nov 2015
Tis the season for cargo theft — and transportation companies and shippers are advised to be on guard this Thanksgiving weekend.
17 Nov 2015
ODFL is offering some shippers a chance to ditch fuel surcharges, a step that could lead to LTL pricing more closely aligned with service and actual costs.
16 Nov 2015
An increase in inventories in the third quarter and September is skewing the pre-holiday shipping season, depressing imports and overland freight demand.
12 Nov 2015
An increase in the amount of freight transloaded at the U.S. border means Mexican trucking company Fletes México is using more of its own equipment to haul shipments to a U.S. crossdock facility. The trend has been noted by U.S. logistics operators, who claim it can help reduce a capacity imbalance at the U.S.-Mexican border.
11 Nov 2015
The Cass Freight Index, both for U.S. freight shipments and payments, dropped a step in October, as shippers worked through piles of inventory.
09 Nov 2015
For-hire trucking companies slow hiring as payrolls hit seven-year highs, wait for signs freight demand will strengthen.