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By Jeff Berman · October 27, 2011
Earlier this week, less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide took steps to augment operations of its national operations of YRC, its largest subsidiary.
By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2011
By re-engineering its supply chain, the fashion retailer reduced transportation expense, lowered store operating costs, enhanced labor planning, improved communication with its vendors, and was the hands-down winner of the 2011 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award.
<p> Gregory Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight Inc.</p> By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2011
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with new Con-way Freight President Greeg Lehmkuhl and Con-way President and CEO Doug Stotlar about Con-way Freight, the LTL market, and other factors impacting the trucking industry.
By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2011
Schneider National subsidiary Schneider Logistics has rolled out a new service geared towards shippers with “re-occurring” less-than-truckload moves.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2011
ODFL officials said that the opening of this new location is spurred by significant growth in this region.
By LM Staff · September 19, 2011
The financial restructuring of less-than-truckload services provider YRC Worldwide appears to be complete based on news late last week noting that company shareholders unanimously voted to have YRCW common stock diluted, according to media reports.
By Jeff Berman · September 14, 2011
Company officials said this move was driven by increased growth in this area, adding that ODFL will hire 12 new employees to work out of this facility. ODFL now has four Wisconsin-based service centers and 214 throughout the United States.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2011
FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, said this week it opened three new markets in Mexico on August 1, rolling out service centers in Toluca, Puebla, and Veracruz.
By Jeff Berman · August 26, 2011
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Road Runner Transportation Services (RRTS) continued its aggressive rate of acquisitions this week, announcing it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corporation for roughly $97.5 million.
By Jeff Berman · August 23, 2011
Effective September 6, ODFL will implement a GRI of roughly 4.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · August 22, 2011
In early 2009, the United States Postal Service (USPS) stated its intent in a filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to launch a market test to provide service akin to a less-than-truckload (LTL) network. But in a filing submitted to the PRC on August 19, the USPS said it intends to shutter this initiative—it entitled “Collaborative Logistics”—on September 19.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2011
Earlier this week, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) broke ground on a service center expansion at its Indianapolis-based regional hub.
<p>“The days when shippers didn’t know about a fleet’s safety record are starting to change. They need to do their homework now.” <i>- Bob Petrancosta, vice president of safety for Con-way Freight.</i></p> SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2011
The much-beleaguered less-than-truckload (LTL) sector, which has been the slowest part of the trucking industry to recover from the Great Recession, is showing signs of life. Because of that, LTL shippers should be bracing themselves for higher rates and tighter capacity as LTL operators are showing greater pricing discipline amid the toughest government oversight since trucking was economically deregulated in 1980.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2011
Second quarter earnings for Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, were strong, with total revenue up 37.9 percent at $151.5 million.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2011
With the recent news of rate increases being implemented by large less-than-truckload companies come various reasons behind these increases. At the top of the list for many carriers are equipment expenses and the costs related to hiring and training drivers. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently had the opportunity to chat with A. Duie Pyle President of Steve O’Kane about these factors.

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