E-commerce demand, inventory restocking, and increased manufacturing output will keep LTL carriers in flux and LTL pricing high in 2022.
22 Oct 2021
International air freight and last-mile delivery saw the fastest revenue growth in the transportation sector last year, while industrial transportation suffered.
03 Sep 2021
Rather than adding terminals, XPO says it is deploying technology to better utilize existing space in its trailers and speed trucks, effectively expanding the capacity it can offer customers.
10 Aug 2021
Old Dominion Freight Line, the second-largest US LTL carrier, is accelerating a $275 million expansion plan as surging LTL becomes more central to the consumer economy.
07 Jun 2021
Top trucking and intermodal providers are raising penalties on shippers who do not promptly unload and return 53-foot trailers or containers.
05 Apr 2021
Third-party logistics industry had a banner 2020, with double-digit revenue growth, according to SJ Consulting.
26 Jan 2021
Additional acquisitions will fuel growth for both XPO’s transportation and contract logistics businesses, soon to be separate companies, chairman and CEO Bradley S. Jacobs said.
07 Dec 2020
A tighter focus on transportation and technology following a corporate split will improve the service and experience XPO offers to shippers globally, the company and transportation analysts say
02 Dec 2020
XPO Logistics will be spun off into two separate businesses, one solely focused on US transportation and the other focusing on US and European contract logistics.
24 Sep 2020
US shippers are returning to the ‘shipper of choice’ model as a peak season unlike any other looms ahead, trucking executives told the virtual CSCMP 2020 Edge conference this week.
11 Aug 2020
With volume returning, less-than-truckload operators are putting more pressure on shippers to raise rates.
30 Jul 2020
Amid reports of tightening LTL capacity, ODFL, ArcBest’s ABF Freight, and XPO look to put more distance between their businesses and April’s steep decline in volume.
06 May 2020
A 9 percent boost in organic last-mile revenue signals more consumers are purchasing goods, including heavy goods, at home, a trend XPO’s CEO thinks could be permanent.
16 Apr 2020
XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs believes the US and global economies will recover in “fits and starts” in the second half of 2020, and supply chains will become more resilient.
06 Apr 2020
The 50 largest US trucking operators in the United States saw revenue growth throttle back considerably in 2019, but 2020 is shaping up to be even worse.
03 Apr 2020
Surging e-commerce volumes continued to drive growth among the 50 largest global logistics providers in 2019, but excluding Amazon, revenue not only decelerated, it actually fell from the previous year.
09 Mar 2020
Compared with the freight boom of 2018, last year was disappointing for US less-than-truckload carriers, but pricing discipline allow the largest operators to maintain — and in some cases increase — their top line revenue.
05 Mar 2020
“Artificial intelligence is the biggest, biggest catalyst of change that I see in the world, and in our industry,” said Brad Jacobs, the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
03 Mar 2020
XPO Logistics’ founder and CEO plans to use money from the sale of non-trucking business units to increase technology spending at its less-than-truckload (LTL) operations, with a focus on pricing.
11 Feb 2020
XPO Logistics, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Saia are among LTL trucking companies that see encouraging, albeit modest and early, signs for economic growth in 2020.
16 Jan 2020
Expect the sale or spin-off of some business to make XPO more a “pure-play” LTL trucking company — smaller, but more focused on US shippers and better positioned to increase shareholder value.
27 Dec 2019
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers maintained pricing discipline and focusing on their bottom lines in 2019, but the overall outlook for the sector in 2020 still depends largely on a flagging US manufacturing industry.
18 Sep 2019
When it comes to profitability, FedEx’s less-than-truckload arm outperformed its bigger, package-focused sister divisions, while gaining e-commerce business.
19 Aug 2019
WiseTech’s purchase of Depot Systems allows it to gain yard container management technology in the US.
07 Aug 2019
Tonnage and shipments are falling, but LTL carriers are piling up profits, thanks to a keen focus on the bottom line not noticeable 10 years ago.
21 May 2019
Retail giants Walmart and Amazon have entered into conversations directly with Class I railroads to enter in service agreements, bucking the historical structure in which shippers are required to use intermediaries to procure space.
02 May 2019
XPO Logistics CEO Brad Jacobs says the company has “gotten its mojo back” after losing a $600 million account, and although there is plenty of data to suggest XPO will be fine in the long term, there are still some concerns that the road ahead will be bumpy.
29 Apr 2019
Speculation has run rampant over the past three years that the e-commerce giant would eventually compete with the parcel carriers that move its freight, but it turns out Amazon actually has its sights set on the brokerage market.
22 Apr 2019
The 50 largest US trucking operators grabbed a larger share of the market, while smaller carriers raised the bar in terms of revenue growth last year thanks to the strongest freight market since the 2009 recession.
20 Apr 2019
Although the e-commerce giant doesn't describe itself as a third-party logistics provider (3PL), Amazon has surpassed major global players such as DHL and Kuehne + Nagel in 3PL revenue.
01 Apr 2019
The largest 50 US trucking firms saw their share of for-hire revenue jump by double digits last year compared with pre-recession levels, as shippers give bigger carriers more business.
15 Feb 2019
Despite a forecast loss of $600 million in e-commerce revenue, XPO Logistics expects to increase revenue 3-5 percent in 2019, as it enters a more mature phase of growth.
29 Jan 2019
European forwarders are trying to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business.
01 Nov 2018
A dynamic, demand-based pricing system similar to those used by airlines and hotels is one part of a broader plan that would affect how freight is shipped in the US LTL market.
03 Oct 2018
XPO Logistics just answered Amazon’s delivery/fulfillment serve with a volley — the deployment of thousands of robotic “cobots.”
13 Aug 2018
Shippers take note: concerning US less-than-truckload trucking companies’ pricing power in contract talks, it’s not the end. It’s not even the beginning of the end.
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