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

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.
Weekly wrap-up: Port delays, Teamsters and TPM Asia
18 Oct 2014
Coverage on congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex continued to interest JOC.com readers this past week, as what could be the worst gridlock to hit the largest port complex in the Americas continues.
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
09 Oct 2014
New NEMF President Tom Connery sees expansion ahead for regional LTL trucking company NEMF, not just in terms of service territory but new services, from port drayage to flatbed hauling.
07 Oct 2014
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets soared in the second quarter to its highest point since the third quarter of 2012, putting more pressure on trucking companies struggling to hire and keep truck drivers and add truck capacity as the U.S. economy expanded at a faster pace.
Weekly wrap-up: Ship collision, protests and port congestion
04 Oct 2014
“If it bleeds, it leads,” is a saying in the news industry that means bad news gets higher ratings than good news, and that rang true on JOC.com this past week.
03 Oct 2014
Rising industrial output is lifting the outlook for U.S. trucking companies, including Universal Truckload Services, which now expects $300 million to $310 million in third-quarter revenue.
02 Oct 2014
The deployment of fleet management systems, including mobile communications and tracking systems used in trucking, will double in North America by 2018, according to a Berg Insight forecast.
30 Sep 2014
Con-way Freight said it will boost truck driver pay by $60 million in 2015, restructuring pay rates for more than 14,000 line-haul and pickup-and-delivery drivers nationwide.