Less-Than-Truckload

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.
By John A. Gentle · November 1, 2011
Since I acquired a second home in Vermont this year, my car has new tires and adjustments have been made to my brakes. Once again, I have become an active traveler on America’s busy interstate system; and what I have observed on these highways reminds me not only about the challenges that logistics professionals have in qualifying and selecting safe carriers, but the direct and indirect breadth of your safety responsibilities and oversight.
By Jeff Berman · October 28, 2011
During the third quarter earnings season to date, it appears that less-than-truckload carriers are in a good groove, when it comes to pricing.
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 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 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.

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