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Friday, 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.
Friday, April 01, 2016
What do the Top 50 Trucking companies have in common? Seasoned management teams backed up by solid operations—and they’re not afraid to spend on staff and technology to stay on top.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
With “tepid” freight demand dampening LTL profits, analysts and carriers executives say that fuel, capacity utilization, and mounting regulation will play a large role in 2016 rates. Here’s what shippers should expect.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Light asset-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier SHIFT Freight recently announced it has expanded its service offering to five new states for inbound and outbound shipments, as well as added liftgate service for pickups and deliveries.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Reliance Network (TRNet), a consortium of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, said that less-than LandAir Express of New England is no longer part of the group’s carrier base effective immediate
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Seattle-area based Pacific Alaska Freightways (PAF), a provider of freight transportation services to Alaska, including steamship, barge, rail, air, truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal was recently acquired by Span Alaska Transportation, an Anchorage, Alaska-based provider of freight and transportation services for the Alaska market.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
As we roll deeper into 2015, the longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) sector remains solidly profitable overall. Carriers in this category are seeing capacity closely aligned with demand, and with significant barriers to entry in the sector, little additional capacity is expected in the near future.
While still facing many of the regulatory and driver recruitment challenges facing their longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) brethren, our reporting over the past year indicates that the Regional LTL sector has found its footing in terms of capacity alignment and revenue growth.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
As we roll deep into 2015, the $37 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) sector remains solidly profitable overall. LTL capacity is closely aligned with demand, and with significant barriers to entry in the sector, little additional capacity is expected in the near future.
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Despite the prevailing challenges, the less-than-truckload (LTL) market is seeing steady volume growth and solid profits. Our top sector analysts offer their take on this now vital mode as shippers work to obtain the capacity they need at a rate that works for both parties.