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Friday, July 22, 2011

There is new optimism, fresh capital and a familiar face at the wheel of financially ailing LTL giant YRC Worldwide as it hopes to end a five-year slump in which it has lost in excess of $2.6 billion, and tries to shed its infamous title of biggest money-loser in the history of trucking.
Posted on 07/22 at 09:41 AM
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The company yesterday rolled out an average GRI of 6.9 percent which will cover non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with increases varying by lane and shipment type, according to company officials.
Posted on 07/20 at 09:26 AM
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It appears to be the season for less-than-truckload rate hikes, with Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., announcing it is raising its rates by 6.9 percent, effective August 1.
Posted on 07/19 at 08:45 AM
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Monday, July 11, 2011

YRC Worldwide has obtained commitments for a three-year, $400 million asset-based loan (ABL) facility that will replace its current asset-backed securitization (ABS) facility.
Posted on 07/11 at 10:06 AM
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

ABF received a dose of good news earlier today, when the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth District changed course on a previous dismissal made by a lower court regarding ABF’s lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC, Inc., Trucking Management, Inc. and other related entities.
Posted on 07/06 at 12:20 PM
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Following the lead of UPS Freight, ABF Freight System announced today it will raise its rates by roughly 6.9 percent, effective July 25.
Posted on 07/06 at 11:25 AM
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Friday, July 01, 2011

The cost of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 percent in 2010, making up more than half of the preceding year’s decline. But don’t expect gains like this to continue as the economy begins to slow and all four transportation modes scramble to make adjustments during this period of unprecedented volatility.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:33 PM
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By setting reasonable goals, the converter and packager of cheese products upgraded its antiquated TMS, reduced its LTL shipments by nearly 30 percent, and brought its carrier relations into the 21st century.

Time to cash in on rates?
Posted on 07/01 at 09:17 AM
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As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:39 AM
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