LTL

By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2013
New state of logistics translates into new opportunities for shrewd managers who can leverage their unique skills and solid transportation relationships into value for their companies.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2013
Rich get richer, others looking for options
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2013
The UPS Freight boss touched upon a wide range of topics, including the dynamics of customer relationships, the freight market, and in industry regulations, among others.
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2013
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.
By John Schulz · June 28, 2013
Nearly two months after ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said they reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the next five years, the company said yesterday that its Teamsters members have formally ratified ABF’s national collective bargaining agreement.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
By John D. Schulz · June 18, 2013
It’s the season for general rate increases in the LTL industry—those annual hikes for non-contract shipments that hardly any shipper in the nation pays.
By Jeff Berman · June 17, 2013
Less-than truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) announced today it plans to increase is rates for non-contractual freight in the form of a 4.9 percent general rate increase, effective July 1.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2013
Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., will implement a 5.9 percent GRI for non-contractual business that will take effect on June 24.
By Jeff Berman · June 11, 2013
Following the lead of some of its biggest competitors, FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx Freight, said this week it is raising rates for non-contractual freight in the form of GRI (general rates increases) by 4.5 percent effective, July 1.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said this week that it has “entered into an interline agreement with a prominent West Coast carrier” to serve its customers to California, Arizona, and Nevada as well as a similar service with a second carrier to serve Colorado.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2013
Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Con-way Inc., this week officially dedicated its new 65-door service center in Lumberton, N.C., which opened for business on March 31.
By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2013
Mid-year less-than-truckload rate hikes—in the form of GRIs (general rate increases) for non-contractual freight—are back. UPS Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, and ABF Freight System, the LTL subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. each recently announced rate hikes.
By Jeff Berman · May 21, 2013
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) said today that its network optimization plan for YRC Freight, its largest subsidiary, has officially commenced.
By Jeff Berman · May 21, 2013
Last week, FedEx Freight held the grand opening of its new multi-million dollar Vancouver, British Columbia service center, which it said will connect the Western Canada LTL sector and customers through north-south, east-west and global shipping lanes.

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