Larger international shippers increasingly use UPS's expedited freight service as a strategic "cushion" or aid in supply chain planning, as well as for urgent shipments.
12 Dec 2014
Con-way Freight workers in Miami Lakes, Florida, voted to join the Teamsters union, making their facility the third in Con-way's LTL network to go union. Three other terminals have rejected the Teamsters.
01 Dec 2014
Pricing power and advances in technology are spurring innovation in LTL pricing, encouraging carriers to test out dimensional-weight pricing and other alternatives to class-based tariff rates as they seek more dynamic, flexible pricing models.
13 Nov 2014
Road and city drivers at a FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, N.J., voted against joining the Teamsters union — the second victory for FedEx Freight in four elections.
28 Oct 2014
Employees at two Con-way Freight terminals in Southern California rejected the Teamsters while those at another voted for the union. The company could face more elections.
21 Oct 2014
UPS will raise freight rates for air and ground packages, domestic and international shipments and less-than-truckload freight by 4.9 percent on average Dec. 29, the company said Monday.
15 Oct 2014
The Teamsters union is intensifying efforts to organize truck drivers and other workers at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, the two largest U.S. less-than-truckload trucking companies.
14 Oct 2014
Dimensional weight pricing is now available to all UPS Freight customers on an optional basis, a spokeswoman fo
02 Sep 2014
UPS is making some major moves to tap growing domestic freight in Mexico, driven by the manufacturing sector and fueled by export demand and a burgeoning middle class.
17 Jun 2014
The shift toward greater use of dimensional pricing in U.S. transportation is gaining momentum. UPS plans to start using dimensional weight to price ground shipments starting Dec. 29, a few days before FedEx Ground makes the shift Jan. 1.
06 Jun 2014
David Abney will face his first big test as CEO of UPS in December, when the largest U.S. transportation company must avoid a repeat of last year’s holiday shipping debacle.
30 May 2014
After five years of economic growth, less-than-truckload carriers are making progress toward rebuilding their profitability, a review of LTL carrier operating ratios shows.