LTL Shipping

LTL Shipping

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

Commentary

Shippers are experiencing a period of relative tranquility on the trucking front, but the calm won’t last long,

News & Analysis

28 Jul 2015
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution for $35 million, continuing the buying spree it embarked on in 2013 as merger and acquisition activity dominates the transportation and logistics industries.
28 Jul 2015
Old Dominion Freight Line, the fifth-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier, has opened a 24-door terminal at Sidney, Montana, to handle growing traffic from the region’s oil and agriculture businesses.
25 Jul 2015
New England Motor Freight will open a 44-door terminal in Indianapolis July 27 as the multi-regional carrier builds density in lanes connecting the East Coast and Midwest.
24 Jul 2015
Canadian LTL and parcel operator Dicom is expanding in the U.S., completing its fourth acquisition in less than a year this week with the purchase of Extra Express in Los Angeles. The parcel and freight carrier seeks a bigger share of the final-mile transportation market on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border.
23 Jul 2015
DHL Global Forwarding's new less-than-truckload cross-border service isn't just about US-Mexico trade. It's part of growing shipper demand for multimodal, multiregional logistics and transportation services.
20 Jul 2015
As cross-border trucking gains traction, DHL Global Forwarding is launching a LTL service connecting shippers and customers in the U.S. and Mexico.
14 Jul 2015
The average driver turnover rate dropped suddenly in the first quarter. Have waves of wage increases paid off for carriers, or is the decline a temporary blip?
09 Jul 2015
Net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell in June for the fourth consecutive month, but that’s no cause of concern, according to transportation research firm FTR.
06 Jul 2015
A U.S. Department of Transportation study couldn’t conclude whether heavier trucks impact highway safety, but it did find they would not significantly impact intermodal conversions.