LTL Shipping

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

Commentary

Shippers need to rapidly adjust to getting billed for the correct weight, density, and other characteristics of their shipments. Similarly, the LTL carriers must ensure that the corrections for weight and density are legitimate.  

News & Analysis

23 Feb 2017
Shipper demands for more integrated services helped spur merger of regional less-than-truckload carriers Central Freight Lines and Wilson Trucking.
21 Feb 2017
As XPO gains global scale, it is blending disparate networks to offer new services to shippers.
16 Feb 2017
Echo Global Logistics sees need for even more optimization and analytics as online shopping begins to transform not just final-mile delivery but also middle-mile transport choices.
15 Feb 2017
US inventories are rising, but inventory-to-sales ratios are falling, a sign freight is moving inland faster and inventories turning over more rapidly.
14 Feb 2017
Fuel surcharges, which dropped along with fuel prices in 2015 and 2016, are now rising again, putting more pressure on shipper budgets.
13 Feb 2017
The economic impact of a challenge to Mexican trucking in the United States is small, but the debate could fuel a growing trade dispute.
09 Feb 2017
Large less-than-truckload carriers are rolling into 2017 on a firmer foundation and look to boost pricing.
08 Feb 2017
Large shippers seek integrated enterprise technology that provides greater visibility and control over execution and costs, but there's no "magic elixir."
03 Feb 2017
For-hire trucking's employment numbers slipped slightly in January, the first monthly decline in January since 2010.
02 Feb 2017
A mandate many truckload carriers and drivers dread could bring more freight to less-than-truckload competitors, Old Dominion's David Congdon says.