US shippers may be concerned about the impact of trade wars and higher tariffs on their costs, but those jitters haven’t dented how much freight they actually ship. Initial reports from trucking companies such as Old Dominion Freight Line and economic indicators such as the Non-Manufacturing Index and Purchasing Managers' Index show the US economy is still rolling strong.
Old Dominion Freight Line
31 May 2018
Less-than-truckload carriers are in expansion mode as freight pours in from traditional and non-traditional sources. But will available industrial real estate limit their growth?
18 May 2018
Finding capacity for shippers and increasing Old Dominion’s less-than-truckload (LTL) market share to 15 percent are key goals for Greg C. Gantt, the company’s new CEO. The LTL trucking company is undergoing a management transition as it seeks to overtake larger rival, XPO Logistics.
05 Dec 2017
The freight boom that began absorbing truck capacity in September still has legs.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
01 Aug 2017
A steady increase in freight volumes and e-commerce demand is fueling an expansion of LTL networks, with YRC Freight planning eight distribution centers.
14 Jun 2017
Penske to acquire truck leasing, dedicated logistics business owned by family that founded Old Dominion Freight Line.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
05 Jun 2017
ODFL’s mid-quarter update is the latest indication that freight volumes and shipping costs are rising in the United States.
27 Apr 2017
Higher industrial output helped increase the frequency and weight of LTL shipments in the first quarter at Old Dominion Freight Line.
15 Mar 2017
Although ports may reopen Wednesday, in parts of the US Northeast, over-the-road freight transport remains frozen.
09 Feb 2017
Large less-than-truckload carriers are rolling into 2017 on a firmer foundation and look to boost pricing.
02 Feb 2017
A mandate many truckload carriers and drivers dread could bring more freight to less-than-truckload competitors, Old Dominion's David Congdon says.
11 Dec 2016
As 2017 beckons, less-than-truckload trucking companies are traveling an unmapped route through some unfamiliar territory.
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?
21 Oct 2016
Old Dominion Freight Lines avoided damage and used technology and phones to keep close contact with customers as storm and flooding pummeled its home state.
13 Sep 2016
Many of the largest less-than-truckload carriers are seeking increases in non-contract rates despite the weak freight market.
06 Sep 2016
Old Dominion Freight Line experienced shipments and tonnage decline year-over-year in August. A contraction in US manufacturing output may be partly to blame.
24 Aug 2016
The long-anticipated, much-discussed truck driver shortage could surface again as a major problem as early as next year.
01 Aug 2016
Despite lower volumes, many LTL carriers say they are still winning contractual rate increases.
28 Jul 2016
The slight year-over-year drop in quarterly revenue was the first for ODFL since 2009.