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

13 Oct 2015
After underestimating e-commerce delivery requirements during the 2013 holiday season, and over-committing assets during the 2014 holiday season, UPS believes it will get it right this year, said Noel Massie, president of the Southern California district at the largest U.S. transport operator.
13 Oct 2015
An alliance with Mallory Alexander International Logistics will drive Old Dominion Freight Line deeper into shipper's global supply chains.
09 Oct 2015
Under XPO, Con-way Freight will offer economy as well as priority service, and XPO will pursue opportunities to leverage trucking networks on both sides of the Atlantic, Jacobs told the JOC Inland Distribution Conference.
07 Oct 2015
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is expanding in Canada after having recently made a number of moves to increase its service in Mexico.
02 Oct 2015
Con-way Freight today said it will raise non-contract tariff rates 4.9 percent this month, following rate hikes announced by FedEx Freight in the U.S. and DHL Freight in Europe.
02 Oct 2015
To own or not to own assets: that is the question facing third-party logistics and transport operators in a world where the supply and cost of shipping capacity, on land at least, is increasingly uncertain. XPO Logistics believes it has an answer: Do both.
01 Oct 2015
Lower fuel prices and lower fuel surcharges are slowing the increase of freight shipping costs on both sides of the U.S. border or even reducing them, despite higher contract trucking rates.
16 Sep 2015
Weak demand in the less-than-truckload market and higher-than-expected operating costs in its ground segment spurred FedEx to trim down its earnings outlook for 2016.
15 Sep 2015
The acquisition of regional package carrier Eastern Connections expands Dicom's footprint in the Northeast and complements the Montreal-based company's efforts to build a multimodal North American transportation network.
12 Sep 2015
XPO's experience with Norbert Dentressangle, a major logistics company and truck operator in Europe, informed its decision to buy Con-way and operate a "blended capacity mix" of owned, contracted and independent trucks and carriers, Chairman and CEO Bradley S. Jacobs said.