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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
LTL rate structures have started to morph from static, classification-based rate tables that have been in place since the 1930s through to the dimensional pricing experiments of the past few years. I say “through” because dimensional pricing is not an end, but a step toward dynamic pricing models that enable collaboration in real time for smart, connected shippers and carriers.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
SHIFT Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier that moves freight from California, Nevada, and Arizona to the Eastern half of the United States, said this week that it is now serving 1,400 new direct points in Michigan and Ohio.
Posted on 06/02 at 10:37 AM
Less-than-truckload (LTL) bellwether Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said this week that it has updated its second quarter expectations for growth in LTL tons per day, and year-over-year growth in LTL revenue per hundredweight, excluding fuel surcharges.
Posted on 06/02 at 09:04 AM
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Analysts say our annual listing reflects the management teams that are willing to get their hands dirty in order to compete in the cutthroat world of deregulated trucking. Here are the carriers that are leverage rolling assets and technology to post the most impressive financial numbers.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The once-beleaguered $35 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) sector, beset by stagnant growth and lackluster profits for much of the past decade, is enjoying a revival. Mostly because of the strong industrial and retail economy, as well as tightness in capacity due to the lack of any new entrants in the past 10 years, the LTL sector is poised for one of its best profit years since at least 2004, industry executives and analysts say.
Posted on 03/17 at 07:21 AM
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Our panel of trucking analysts takes a deep dive into the federal regulations that are driving increased cost pressures on carriers—and, in turn, driving up rates on shippers.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
The explosive growth of e-commerce and the impact it has had on small package and LTL deliveries has forced carriers to turn the tables and push the inefficiency penalty back to the shipper. Bottom line: It’s time to re-think your packaging—or get ready to cut a bigger check.
Shippers are about to experience a change in how carriers calculate domestic less-than-truckload (LTL) freight bills. Starting with a few carriers in the spot market in January, contract shippers will increasingly be approached by more carriers to start disclosing freight dimensions and weight with LTL freight tenders.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
As long as LTL carriers remain disciplined on capacity additions, and the U.S. industrial economy remains strong, the LTL sector is well positioned to continue expanding margins due to operating benefits from increased density and higher freight rates. Analysts agree: It’s time for shippers to pump up the freight budget.
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.