LTL Shipping

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

Commentary

The story of YRC Worldwide is not unlike that of the Titanic on its maiden voyage journey from the U.K. to New York City over a century ago. YRC Worldwide was headed to same fate if it had not been for the redirection of its “captain.”

News & Analysis

13 Feb 2016
South Carolina-based Southeastern Freight Lines is revamping its business in Canada, replacing an interline partnership with a direct cross-border offering that gives the company more control over door-to-door service.
11 Feb 2016
Jack Holmes, the career UPS executive who became president of UPS Freight in 2007, will retire in June. Rich McArdle, another UPS veteran, will take his place.
11 Feb 2016
A Feb. 1 change in dimensional weight pricing will benefit Forward Air Corp., the CEO of the ground-air expedited transportation company told Wall Street analysts this week.
10 Feb 2016
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is adding less-than-truckload network capacity in Texas and Memphis and offering a guaranteed delivery service to expand business with industrial shippers.
08 Feb 2016
XPO Logistics will not sell its truckload division, but use the former Con-way Truckload to increase its U.S.-Mexico cross-border business.
08 Feb 2016
Saia was unable to ride pricing discipline to increased profitability in the fourth quarter as volume declines, which have hit other less-than-truckload operators, proved too much to overcome for the tenth-largest U.S. LTL carrier.
05 Feb 2016
Lower freight volumes drove YRC Freight to a loss in the fourth quarter, but the loss wasn’t enough to erase gains the less-than-truckload carrier made throughout the rest of 2015.
05 Feb 2016
Trucking employers defied transportation hiring trends in January and added 1,500 jobs, putting more truck drivers in trucks.
04 Feb 2016
At a time when LTL shipments and freight volumes in general declined, ODFL increased its fourth-quarter shipment count 8.2 percent, while increasing revenue and profit. Lower fuel surcharges slowed revenue growth, but the carrier outperformed its peers.
04 Feb 2016
Organic and acquisition-fueled growth in 2015 were not enough to offset declining freight volume and falling fuel surcharge revenue in the last three months of the year for Roadrunner Transportation Systems.