LTL Shipping

LTL Shipping

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

Commentary

Between plummeting fuel costs, a surge in consumer spending and a worsening driver shortage, the last few years in the trucking industry have been characterized by extreme highs and lows. This year is shaping up much the same way, although with some new twists in the road.

News & Analysis

25 Mar 2015
The recent plunge in U.S. diesel fuel prices is mixed news for less-than-truckload carriers, who are spending less at the pump but getting less in fuel surcharges.
24 Mar 2015
YRC Worldwide is preparing to shed some old equipment and replace it with new tractor-trailers. The $5.1 billion less-than-truckload operator is trading up both trucks and technology, CEO James Welch said at the Truckload & Logistics Council’s 41st annual conference here Monday.
FedEx Freight truck
16 Mar 2015
Truck drivers at the Stockton, California terminal of FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. trucking company, voted to join the Teamsters union, making Stockton the fourth terminal to go union since the start of an organizing campaign last fall. However, six terminals have rejected the union, and the Teamsters have withdrawn six election petitions.
16 Mar 2015
Less-than-truckload carriers took divergent routes as the U.S. economy rebounded last year, with the largest asset-based LTL freight haulers in the U.S. increasing their revenue significantly at the expense of the rest of the LTL carrier base. That points to consolidation and concentration of revenue in 2015 as the biggest U.S. LTL operators get bigger.
11 Mar 2015
Even before congestion begins to clear West Coast ports, freight shipping activity in the U.S. is rising, a trend that will put more pressure on freight rates and capacity, according to the Cass Freight Index.
10 Mar 2015
The largest less-than-truckload and full truckload carriers in the U.S. got larger last year, enjoying strong revenue growth fueled by U.S. economic expansion and acquisitions and mergers.
10 Mar 2015
YRC Freight is expediting inbound shipments breaking free of the container logjam on the U.S. West Coast, as retailers rush to get spring goods to store shelves before Easter.
Old Dominion Freight Line
02 Mar 2015
Old Dominion Freight Line will keep its long-term expansion rolling this year, spending $463 million on terminals, tractors, technology and people.
28 Feb 2015
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week would establish national hiring standards for shippers, brokers and other parties contracting or using trucking companies.
24 Feb 2015
Increase shows momentum of U.S. economic recovery keeping pace, as American Trucking Associations tonnage index rises to highest level on record.