LTL Shipping

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

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The acquisition of APC Logistics means C.H. Robinson will be moving more freight though ports in Oceania, such as Napier, New Zealand, pictured.
28 Sep 2016
E-commerce and the need for density in trade lanes is pushing expansion of the global network of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator.
Application program interfaces allow software to aggregate and track myriad and diverse data points, which in supply chains allows for greater supply chain visibility and control.
26 Sep 2016
Web-based technology that will help shippers get a clearer view of freight as it moves through less-than-truckload pipelines is being added to the SMC3 Platform.
21 Sep 2016
TNT's European road network, and its ability to handle profitable palletized freight, will be important to FedEx as it integrates global express operations.
20 Sep 2016
FedEx raised revenue, profit in its first quarter as owner of TNT Express, despite integration costs following acquisition.
20 Sep 2016
Seasonal adjustments may account, in part, for an unusually strong gain in truck tonnage in "difficult-to-read" August.
It is still up for debate what impact the widespread use of electronic logging devices by US truckers will have on capacity.
15 Sep 2016
A Transplace survey of 2,000 carriers shows smaller fleets lagging their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting electronic logging, though about half the companies queried already had ELDs in place.
Of the large publicly owned less-than-truckload carriers, only Old Dominion Freight Line and FedEx Freight had more shipments in the second quarter than a year ago.
13 Sep 2016
Many of the largest less-than-truckload carriers are seeking increases in non-contract rates despite the weak freight market.
07 Sep 2016
Acquisition of LDS gives ArcBest subsidiary ABF Logistics a route into fast-growing dedicated market.
06 Sep 2016
Old Dominion Freight Line experienced shipments and tonnage decline year-over-year in August. A contraction in US manufacturing output may be partly to blame.
02 Sep 2016
Import warehouses are next in line as a wave of disruption caused by the sudden shutdown of Hanjin Shipping heads inland. Expect warehouses to be "inundated," a logistics executive says.