LTL Shipping

News pertaining to less than truckload shippers, small freight, parcel carriers and more.

Commentary

Are shippers prepared for the effect the electronic logging device mandate will have on their supply chains?

News & Analysis

19 Oct 2017
YRC Worldwide was hit by two hurricanes and a wave of rising transportation costs in the third quarter, forcing it to lower its projected operating profit for 2017.
19 Oct 2017
Truck driver wages and benefits grew for the fourth straight year in 2016.
04 Oct 2017
The number of loads available per truck shot up from July to August, in advance of typical peak season trends. Truckers are betting on sustained volumes.
20 Sep 2017
Stronger than usual freight demand in August signals an early start to trucking’s autumn “peak” and higher costs for shippers.
19 Sep 2017
Higher base rates boosted revenue, but a cyber attack and hurricane helped depress profit at FedEx this summer. The transport operator plans across-the-board rate hikes.
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
14 Sep 2017
Addition of 10-4 Systems to division offering carrier technologies promises greater blending of services across supply chains.
13 Sep 2017
IHS Markit estimates about half of Florida’s filling stations have fuel now, though widespread shortages were still being reported Tuesday.
12 Sep 2017
Analysts and transportation providers say Hurricane Irma, which followed hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, could have lasting impacts on truck rates and capacity through January 2018.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
05 Sep 2017
The US Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
05 Sep 2017
Relief and recovery efforts get priority while commercial operations slowly get back on the road.
30 Aug 2017
Experts say Hurricane Harvey will push truck rates higher as recovery efforts consume capacity and supply chains are rerouted.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
28 Aug 2017
Truck rates may spike as they did after Katrina.
28 Aug 2017
Roadside inspectors' group provides a detour around a pre-holiday logistical nightmare by delaying out-of-service enforcement for ELDs.
25 Aug 2017
Cargo transportation providers along the Texas coast are preparing for major disruptions from Hurricane Harvey.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
17 Aug 2017
The $95 million sale of cold-chain specialist Unitrans follows months of consolidation and rebranding at the multimodal transport operator.
17 Aug 2017
The fastest-growing LTL carriers in 2016 were far from the largest.
15 Aug 2017
Truckload carriers of all sizes and types suffered in last year’s freight slump, but they did not suffer equally.
15 Aug 2017
The 2017 JOC Directory of Trucking is a one-stop source of information for North American shippers and third-party logistics providers.
13 Aug 2017
The 112-year-old company is at the fulcrum of change rippling through the US trucking market and across trade lanes from Asia to Europe, much of it driven by e-commerce and technology.
12 Aug 2017
Evidence shows shippers have pretty much exhausted the breathing room won in 2015 and 2016 after steep rate truck hikes in 2014. Now is the time for fresh planning.
10 Aug 2017
The second-largest less-than-truckload carrier in the United States is not the company it used to be.
10 Aug 2017
The surge in cargo thefts is a side effect of the country’s worst recession in history.
08 Aug 2017
Shippers want faster door-to-door service from less-than-truckload carriers.
02 Aug 2017
The $14.6 billion logistics and transportation provider accelerated growth at asset and non-asset operations alike in the second quarter, including its LTL division.
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.
20 Jul 2017
Increased second-quarter US industrial activity, consumer confidence primes freight market, pressures rates.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
18 Jul 2017
XPO Logistics expects a healthy increase in revenue in the second quarter from the first quarter and a year ago, as freight demand in the US picks up.
12 Jul 2017
Some of the largest and most congested US metropolitan areas have shorter last-mile delivery runs on average than smaller cities, a CBRE survey shows.
10 Jul 2017
Seasonally adjusted employment numbers show trucking employment dropping since March, though raw data show gains. Will truckers shift from first mile to last mile?
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.