LTL Shipping

LTL Shipping

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


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

20 Nov 2014
A Teamsters union election for drivers at a FedEx Freight terminal in Richmond, Virginia, has been canceled, the third election withdrawal in three weeks.
18 Nov 2014
A key indicator of trucking activity in October rebounded, thanks to an uptick in retail and manufacturing business.
14 Nov 2014
Employees at a Con-Way Freight facility in Manchester, New Hampshire, yesterday rejected calls to join the Teamsters union in National Labor Relations Board.
13 Nov 2014
The third quarter was good to practically all the publicly owned U.S. trucking companies: none reported losses, and their combined revenue rose 10.7 percent to more than $10 billion, supported by a second quarter of stronger freight demand and economic growth.
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.
11 Nov 2014
Higher trucking rates drove year-over-year increases in less-than-truckload yield in the third quarter, as the U.S. economy expanded more than 3 percent for the second straight quarter. Lower diesel prices and reduced surcharges, however, curbed yield gains at many carriers.
10 Nov 2014
Banking on economic expansion and its own history, Old Dominion Freight Line plans to repurchase as much as $200 million of its own stock over the next two years.
09 Nov 2014
Notable quotes from sources in news stories and analysis on from Monday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 8.
08 Nov 2014
Net orders for the Class 8 trucks that literally keep the economy in motion soared in October, underscoring growing confidence about the strength of the recovery and the outlook for 2015.
06 Nov 2014
Canadian competition authorities gave a green light Wednesday to a deal that makes the biggest trucking operator in Canada — $2.9 billion TransForce — substantially bigger.