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

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.
Old Dominion Freight Line drayage truck.
29 Sep 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its U.S. intermodal drayage network at ports and inland railheads, strengthening the less-than-truckload carrier's connections with global shippers.
25 Sep 2014
The Carlyle Group took advantage of a short spike in YRC Worldwide's stock price last week to sell more than 4 million shares for $89.4 million.
Weekly wrap-up: Mega-alliances, LA-LB issues and trucking growth
20 Sep 2014
Issues at the Los Angeles-Long Beach were on JOC.com readers’ minds this week, along with mega-alliances and growth in the trucking industry.
18 Sep 2014
FedEx Freight, the smallest operating division of FedEx but biggest stand-alone U.S. trucking company, flew higher than the company’s flagship Express division in the last quarter, increasing its operating profit a lofty 70 percent to $168 million on a 13 percent increase in revenue to $1.61 billion.
FedEx
18 Sep 2014
There really was a Christmas in July this year, at least in terms of increased global container business. That bodes well for North American trucking, intermodal rail and package delivery companies now preparing for an influx of freight ahead of the holiday season.
17 Sep 2014
Strong domestic volumes in the air and on the ground delivered double-digit profit growth for FedEx in the first quarter of its new fiscal year.
17 Sep 2014
An influx of freight and higher rates is boosting third-quarter profitability at YRC Worldwide, the company said Tuesday.
10 Sep 2014
Cargo theft is about to enter its busiest season, and motor carriers, in particular, are advised to be on guard.
10 Sep 2014
A fundamental improvement in the industrial U.S.