Less-Than-Truckload

By Jeff Berman · April 13, 2012
While publicly-traded less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers are gearing up to announce first quarter earnings results, it appears—at least on the surface—that the sector has made up significant ground from the depths of the Great Recession. This is due, in part, to tighter capacity and steady rate gains since 2010.
By Jeff Berman · April 11, 2012
Following four straight quarters of increasing turnover rates for truckload drivers at large fleets, data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) found that the turnover rate in the fourth quarter declined, albeit very slightly.
By Jeff Berman · March 30, 2012
Company says this network design provides choice for shippers in all lengths of haul, which is part of the company’s value-add proposition.
By John D. Schulz · March 21, 2012
The top 25 truckload carriers enjoyed a 13.2 percent year-over-year increase in revenue in 2011, according to statistics compiled for LM by SJ Consulting. About half that increased revenue was due to rising fuel surcharges, but not all the increase can be attributed to just that.
By Jeff Berman · March 20, 2012
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, recently had its proposed change of operations plan approved by the Teamsters Union, according to a trucking industry message board and Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU).
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2012
Our annual panel convenes to paint a murky picture for truckload shippers due to increasing rates, unresolved regulatory shifts, and an increasingly competitive landscape.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2012
Our March issue includes coverage of a number of recent collaborative efforts geared toward driving the industry forward through the power of a more unified voice.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2012
YRCW reported today that for the fourth quarter of 2011 its consolidated operating revenue—at $1.212 billion—was up 11.1 percent annually, with a consolidated operating loss of $38 million.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2012
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Greg Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight, about the less-than-truckload industry, industry regulations, and pricing and capacity, among other topics.
By Jeff Berman · January 13, 2012
This service will run to and from Las Vegas and key markets in northern California, with overnight deliveries now available between Las Vegas and Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton, according to Reddaway.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2012
Once the sale of the building, which will remain open until March 31, is complete, the report said YRCW will have roughly 4,000 employees based in Ohio.
By John D. Schulz · December 19, 2011
The $26.5 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) is a tiny share of the nation’s $700 billion total freight transportation pie, but it increasingly is seen as a vital component in shippers’ supply chains.
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2011
Freight transportation services provider ABF said this week it has rolled out a new offering entitled Ocean LTL.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2011
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) today reported a third quarter net loss of $177.9 million, which was more than double the $61.7 million net loss from a year ago.
By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2011
UPS Freight has begun freight pickup notifications for shippers in what the carrier says will provide shippers with an “an unprecedented level of pickup control” for the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry.

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