Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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At times, there can be such a thing as too much freight. When total shipments per day at YRC Freight rose 4.8 percent in the second quarter, and freight tonnage was up 5.9 percent year-over-year, the increase meant more hiring, more handling and higher operating costs.

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