LTL

By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2012
Taking steps to augment its cross-border services in Canada and Mexico and meet customer needs in NAFTA markets, FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, said this week it has added three new service center facilities.
By John D. Schulz · October 22, 2012
The trucking industry faces a dual threat of a looming people shortage and a surfeit of regulations that affect profitability and will result in continued consolidation in the industry, according to Steve O’Kane, president of A. Duie Pyle.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2012
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently rolled out faster less-than-truckload (LTL) transit times from Atlanta to the Midwest and West Coast through two new lanes from The Reliance Network (TRN), a consortium of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers.
By John Schulz · October 10, 2012
ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, and a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation, said it plans to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee, the negotiating unit of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, on December 18.
By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2012
The big-box retailer’s flexible logistics model has enabled an innovative store remodel strategy—and helped cut price per shipment by just over 30 percent in its first year in service.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2012
FedEx Freight the less-than-truckload subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said this week that it has upgraded its FedEx Freight Priority services by making improvements to its transit standards.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2012
While the fiscal year 2013 first earnings forecast for FedEx was lowered due to concern about the global economy on the company’s fiscal first quarter earnings call this week, FedEx Freight, the company’s market-leading less-than-truckload subsidiary had a strong quarterly performance.
By John D. Schulz · September 17, 2012
ABF Freight System going to negotiate its next agreement with the Teamsters union separately on behalf of its 7,000 unionized workers. Hundreds of thousands of ABF shippers should be watching closely as it will affect rates they pay for truck services.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2012
Company officials said this new 14-door service center will serve shippers in West Virginia and Ohio
By John Schulz · September 4, 2012
This follows an early August decision by a U.S. District Court to dismiss ABF’s lawsuit against those parties.
By John D. Schulz · August 22, 2012
Abandoning its longstanding commitment to a collective approach in bargaining with the Teamsters, financially ailing ABF Freight System has informed the union it is pulling out of the National Master Freight Agreement and will negotiate a separate contract.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2012
Based on today’s second quarter earnings announcement from less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, business conditions are continuing to gradually improve for the Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2012
A U.S. District Court this week elected to dismiss a lawsuit by less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier ABF Freight System Inc. against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC Inc. and other related entities.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2012
While the recession left the national less-than-truck (LTL) carriers reeling, we’re happy to report that this sector is more “in balance” than in past years, with capacity now aligning with demand. For the first time in at least five years, the sector is showing positive operating margins—albeit scant—while rates have started to clearly reflect that equilibrium.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2012
Being nimble, quick, and responsive to constantly changing customer demands has kept many of the nation’s top regional LTL’s alive over the past four years. But this year’s story revolves around the improved scores cross the entire regional category, signaling that this year’s Quest for Quality winners have come out of the Great Recession with a full head of steam.

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