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Friday, June 13, 2014

Today, transportation and logistics professionals are being forced to deal with the “Shipper Paradox.” That’s what happens when your senior executives expect you to deliver transportation cost savings, but your carriers are demanding higher rates. Adding fuel to the fire is a transportation environment where capacity is tight and getting tighter, and your job instantly becomes even more difficult.
Posted on 06/13 at 10:22 AM
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Thomasville, North Carolina-based carrier with the sector’s lowers operating ratio said is revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges, for the second quarter, is now in a projected range of 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent over the second quarter of 2013 and from a previous forecast of 2.0 percent to 2.5 percent.
Posted on 05/29 at 11:07 AM
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Monday, May 05, 2014

Effective January 1, 2015, FedEx will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments moved via FedEx Ground, and at FedEx Freight, the company’s less-than-truckload group, FedEx has updated its fuel surcharges for the U.S. and Canada by 3 percent.
Posted on 05/05 at 09:38 AM
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Friday, May 02, 2014

Arkansas Best Corp., parent of 90-year-old ABF Freight System (the nation’s eighth-largest LTL carrier with $1.7 billion in revenue last year) has changed its name to ArcBest Corp., effective May 1. Its stock symbol has changed from ABFS to ARCB.
Posted on 05/02 at 09:55 AM
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Thursday, May 01, 2014

YRC swung from consolidated operating income of $9.9 million in the year-ago quarter to a consolidated operating loss of $32.4 million in the 2014 first quarter. That came on operating revenue of $1.211 billion, compared with year-ago revenue of $1.162 billion.
Posted on 05/01 at 10:15 AM
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Even though the impact of the difficult winter weather could not be overlooked, transportation and logistics services provider Con-way said in its first quarter earnings release today that things are heading in the right direction.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:02 AM
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

They are an annual rite of passage, general rate increases (GRIs) in the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector of the trucking industry. But is anyone paying attention? And more importantly, is anyone actually paying these announced GRIs, this year in the 3.9 to 5.4 percent range?
Posted on 04/13 at 11:19 PM
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, opened up a new container freight station at its facility in Chicago Summit, Ill. This facility will consolidate and sort freight heading to Puerto Rico.
Posted on 04/02 at 10:56 AM
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.
Posted on 04/01 at 03:00 PM
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation has officially been acquired by TransForce, a provider of transportation and logistics services for $6.50 per share.
Posted on 03/27 at 11:06 AM
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