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LTL

By John D. Schulz · January 11, 2019
YRC Worldwide, which controls the fourth- and eighth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) units with its long-haul and regional trucking companies, is offering an early peak into its operating results for the fourth quarter 2018.
By Peter Moore · January 8, 2019
The real answer will come from more sophisticated pricing models that allow the shipper and carrier to adjust for all of the classification elements as well as day of shipment and even time of day.
By John Schulz · December 24, 2018
YRC Worldwide, which controls the fourth- and eighth-largest LTL companies with its long-haul YRC Freight and YRC Regional units, is embarking on what could be a make-or-break contract with its 24,000 Teamsters union. Because YRC has struggled to regain profitability following its decision to buy rival Roadway Express in a debt-laden $1.1 billion transaction in 2003, any significant change in either units’ wage structure or fringe benefits could trigger another downturn for the Overland Park, Kan.-based company.
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2018
YRC Freight, the company’s largest operating unit, saw tonnage per day in October fall around 7.1% annually, with November tonnage per day down around 1.4% annually.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2018
The Thomasville, N.C.-based carrier reported that LTL tons per day increased 3.1% in November on an annual basis, which it said was driven by a 7% increase in LTL shipments per day that was offset by a 3.6% decrease in LTL weight per shipment.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2018
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide said this week it has launched a new entity through the meshing of its LTL network with a freight brokerage and customer-facing transportation management system (TMS).
By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2018
For Kenneth Mink/The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy’s, the company’s exclusive lease partner and also the operator for Macy’s area rug business on Macys.com, the transition from carrier liability to cargo insurance was a long time coming.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2018
Earlier today, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain stakeholders, announced it has raised $20 million in a seed round, which was led Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and New York, in addition to participation from other investors as well.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2018
A new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Union was reached over the weekend, with UPS Freight Teamsters members approving a new contract over the weekend.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2018
Earlier today, global freight and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said it has rolled out four new technology efforts that serve as the “core” of its LTL (less-than-truckload) 2.0 optimization plan.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2018
Recent developments regarding a new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the les-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Freight National Bargaining Committee over a new labor contract could have ramifications that potentially lead to a strike, or the semblance of one.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2018
Third quarter revenue was up 11.5% annually to $4.34 billion, and quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders coming in at $100.8 million, which topped $57.5 million for the same period a year ago.
By Jeff Berman · October 31, 2018
One key difference between BOSS and another fun acronym, BOPS (buy-online/pickup-in-store) cited by CBRE is that with BOPS online orders are picked up in store, whereas with BOSS, retailers ship items to stores that are not regularly stocked in stores.
By LM Staff · September 26, 2018
Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), the number three less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, said today that it has made upgrades to six of its 233 national service centers so far this quarter.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2018
For YRC Freight, its largest operating unit, tonnage per day fell roughly 3.8% in July on an annual basis, and tonnage per day in August, was down 3.1%.

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