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

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ABF Freight saw the biggest increase in profitability on the LTL side in the second quarter, 314.5 percent.
A review of publicly owned trucking company earnings in the second quarter shows the strength of freight demand building up as the U.S. economy expanded, supporting growing expectations of a busier than typical peak shipping season in North America this fall.

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