LTL

By Jeff Berman · October 27, 2016
Multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Saia, the ninth largest U.S. LTL carrier serving 34 states, announced this week that it plans to extend its network into the Northeast, effective next year.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · October 17, 2016
Dynamic decision making is made possible through accurate, actionable data. When combined with progress in data science and the Internet of Things, technology companies that add value to direct-to-carrier APIs and combine them with high-power data analytics will create new concepts for the information economy.
By John D. Schulz · October 5, 2016
The fed is hitting truckers with a barrage of costly regulations in an era of scant profits. Everything from emissions, training standards, electronic onboard recorders, fuel mileage standards and speed limiters are in play—and it’s only going cost shippers more.
By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph. D., Professor, University of Tennessee Karl B. Manrodt, PH. D., Professor, Georgia College and State University · September 20, 2016
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. However, waiting too long will only result in a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in today’s fast-paced, global economy.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2016
Asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTSA) recently announced service changes for how it handles less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments in Canada.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
LM caught up with Dicom Transportation Group CEO Scott Dobak on various industry trends like freight volumes, inventory levels, and Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Even with an increase over May, the outlook for the trucking sector remains challenging, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
By John D. Schulz · August 3, 2016
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing regulations, and inventory sell-offs all point to a tighter capacity situation in 2017 and beyond. State of Transportation 2016, Trucking update news
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.8 percent annually at $14.6 billion, with earnings per share up 6 percent at $1.43 for the sixth straight month and matching Wall Street expectations.
By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2016
Niles, Illinois-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider AFN Logistics said today it has acquired HA Advantage, the Transportation Management System (TMS) and less-than-truckload (LTL) division of HA Logistics Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of transportation and logistics services for small- and medium-sized companies.
PREMIUM
By LM Staff · July 20, 2016
In this special edition, the editors of Logistics Management focus on the elements forcing the current shift in the shipper/carrier dynamic and how one carrier in particular, Saia LTL Freight, has taken a 21st century approach to re-engineer its customer communications to build more open, collaborative relationships with the shipper community. Less than Truckload Services Article, Freight Forwarders and Shipping Dynamics
By John Schulz · July 7, 2016
LTL carriers adjusting to “more competitive” pricing environment
By Jeff Berman · June 23, 2016
A cross-border less-than-truckload (LTL) partnership was established earlier this month between New Penn, a Lebanon, Pa.-based regional LTL carrier, and subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, and Dicom Transportation, a Montreal-based provider of transportation and logistics services.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2016
Despite an annual gain in total brokered freight transportation shipments, total revenue and invoice amount per shipment saw declines, according to the “First Quarter 2016 TIA 3PL Benchmarking Report,” which was recently issued by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).

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