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

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.
Mexico trucking
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.
ABF Freight saw the biggest increase in profitability on the LTL side in the second quarter, 314.5 percent.
01 Sep 2014
A review of publicly owned trucking company earnings in the second quarter shows the strength of freight demand building up as the U.S. economy expanded, supporting growing expectations of a busier than typical peak shipping season in North America this fall.
26 Aug 2014
An increase in U.S. manufacturing activity and imports is driving business to third-party logistics companies as shippers turn to 3PLs for freight capacity on highways and rails.
25 Aug 2014
YRC Freight upgraded three terminals to distribution centers to help better manage higher freight volumes, completing a process begun in June in time for the fall peak shipping season.