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

02 Dec 2016
A stronger-than-expected third quarter for the US economy bolstered trucking employment, but trucking hiring is still knocking against a ceiling.
01 Dec 2016
Famous Footwear and other specialty retailers are turning to pool distribution to get more precise control over inventory and fulfillment.
30 Nov 2016
Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.
29 Nov 2016
Companies such as Old Dominion Freight Line, Estes Express Line, and Saia are adding terminals and doors. Can they add more freight and market share?
14 Nov 2016
The Trump administration’s plan for a broad-based regulatory rollback could shorten the duration of any future truck capacity shortfall.
US shippers surveyed by the JOC, NASSTRAC, and Truckstop.com held a wide range of views on the probability of surface transportation pricing and volume increases in the coming months.
08 Nov 2016
US shippers surveyed by the JOC, NASSTRAC, and Truckstop.com expect slightly higher freight volumes over the next six months, but mostly flat rates — except truckload rates.
04 Nov 2016
Lower fuel surcharges, lighter shipments, acquisitions costs blamed for lower profit at less-than-truckload, logistics company.
04 Nov 2016
Trucking is doing better at hiring workers than previous employment data suggested, but still is bumping against a "hiring ceiling."
03 Nov 2016
Roadrunner’s push into the expedited shipping market over the last two years provided the trucking company an airbag to protect against crashing truckload and less-than-truckload volumes and rates in the third quarter.
02 Nov 2016
The ELD mandate's impact on available truck capacity isn't the only thing shippers should worry about.