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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

13 Apr 2015
The "unprecedented" growth of e-commerce, coupled with rapid development of mobile technology, is changing the playbook for shippers and transport operators alike.
08 Apr 2015
Trucking revenue has become increasingly concentrated, as the number of carriers with more than $1 billion in annual revenue more than doubled over the last decade. That's good for shippers, SJ Consulting Group says.
07 Apr 2015
The 50 largest U.S. trucking companies increased their combined revenue by 10 percent or more than $10 billion to $117 billion in 2014, as the U.S. economy reached and maintained a higher growth rate.
03 Apr 2015
Trucking employment declined last month for the first time since May 2013 as U.S. job markets overall stumbled amid slower-than-expected economic growth. For-hire trucking companies shed 6,800 jobs in March. At the same time, the U.S. created only 126,000 jobs, far fewer than anticipated.
01 Apr 2015
The truck driver shortage in the U.S. apparently is becoming "more pervasive" despite higher pay and retention efforts by for-hire trucking companies, data released by the American Trucking Associations suggests.
30 Mar 2015
Both sides in the debate over larger truck trailers are gearing up for the next battle in a long-standing war as Congress works on the next federal surface transportation bill.
25 Mar 2015
The recent plunge in U.S. diesel fuel prices is mixed news for less-than-truckload carriers, who are spending less at the pump but getting less in fuel surcharges.
24 Mar 2015
YRC Worldwide is preparing to shed some old equipment and replace it with new tractor-trailers. The $5.1 billion less-than-truckload operator is trading up both trucks and technology, CEO James Welch said at the Truckload & Logistics Council’s 41st annual conference here Monday.
FedEx Freight truck
16 Mar 2015
Truck drivers at the Stockton, California terminal of FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. trucking company, voted to join the Teamsters union, making Stockton the fourth terminal to go union since the start of an organizing campaign last fall. However, six terminals have rejected the union, and the Teamsters have withdrawn six election petitions.