LTL

By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2016
Niles, Illinois-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider AFN Logistics said today it has acquired HA Advantage, the Transportation Management System (TMS) and less-than-truckload (LTL) division of HA Logistics Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of transportation and logistics services for small- and medium-sized companies.
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By LM Staff · July 20, 2016
In this special edition, the editors of Logistics Management focus on the elements forcing the current shift in the shipper/carrier dynamic and how one carrier in particular, Saia LTL Freight, has taken a 21st century approach to re-engineer its customer communications to build more open, collaborative relationships with the shipper community. Less than Truckload Services Article, Freight Forwarders and Shipping Dynamics
By Peter Moore · July 7, 2016
Now, shippers can work with apps and network connections to collaborate with carriers to take advantage of operational savings opportunities on a daily basis
By John Schulz · July 7, 2016
LTL carriers adjusting to “more competitive” pricing environment
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2016
Regardless of economic conditions and capacity availability, the truckload (TL) brokerage market continues to expand. We enlisted the help of three expert voices in the freight transportation and logistics markets to help provide some perspective.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2016
Chicago-based project44 has now integrated more than 1,000 transportation APIs into its platformed network. As defined by project44, these Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enable 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time.
By Jeff Berman · June 23, 2016
A cross-border less-than-truckload (LTL) partnership was established earlier this month between New Penn, a Lebanon, Pa.-based regional LTL carrier, and subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, and Dicom Transportation, a Montreal-based provider of transportation and logistics services.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2016
Despite an annual gain in total brokered freight transportation shipments, total revenue and invoice amount per shipment saw declines, according to the “First Quarter 2016 TIA 3PL Benchmarking Report,” which was recently issued by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
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By Descartes · May 23, 2016
In this new world of Omni-channel—profitable and efficient anytime, anywhere fulfillment is the goal.
By Jeff Berman · May 18, 2016
With an eye on meeting the needs of its Chicago-area shipper customers, asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) said this week that it has expanded its LTL (less-than-truckload) service in Chicago.
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
Total gross first quarter revenue for XPO was up 404.4 percent annually to $3.5 billion, with net revenue up 510.5 percent to $1.6 billion. While gross and net revenue were up, the company reported a net loss of $23.2 million, or $0.21 per diluted share and an adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders of $9.3 million or $0.08 per share.
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
At last week’s NASSTRAC Conference in Orlando, Fla., LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman caught up with Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of UPS. On June 30, Holmes will retire from UPS after a 37-year career with Big Brown that saw him rise from the overnight docks in Philadelphia to the executive suite in Richmond, Va.
By John D. Schulz · April 29, 2016
The first quarter is typically the slowest period of freight demand for LTL carriers. With a few notable exceptions, that was reflected in first quarter earnings reports of the major publicly held LTL carriers.
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By C.H. Robinson · April 15, 2016
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By John D. Schulz · April 11, 2016
YRC Freight, the nation’s third-largest LTL carrier with over $3 billion in revenue, is upping the ante in the time-definite market. With the introduction of its “Accelerated” shipping option, YRC says it is cutting transit times by up to one or two days from its standard service.

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