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Developing a Less-than-Truckload & Ecommerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Companies must embrace the combined nature of omnichannel to realize its benefits, and the same is true of combined less-than-truckload and e-commerce shipping strategies.

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Companies must embrace the combined nature of omnichannel to realize its benefits, and the same is true of combined less-than-truckload and e-commerce shipping strategies.

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.

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.

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).

LTL carriers have always been seen as a way to navigate tight capacity in full truckload, but the increased use of LTL capacity today means the ability to respond to on-demand shipping is diminished.

As capacity becomes a greater commodity in LTL, shippers need to start working to expand their LTL carrier options and find the carriers that can move freight promptly and at the right price.

This exclusive, & educational white paper is for shippers who are accustomed to shipping LTL freight or are starting to ship more LTL freight, it addresses capacity woes, use of last-mile delivery, and how to choose the right LTL carrier.

This white paper is a must-read for shippers who are seeking information on the less than truckload pricing market in order to plan for 2019.

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.

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.

Higher driver turnover in 2019 will be inevitable, and with less than two months remaining in 2018, the best thing carriers and shippers can do today is to work on reducing the burden and stress on drivers.

Unfortunately, the use of Less-Than-Truckload DIM pricing is often overlooked for a simple reason; DIM pricing is usually associated with overnight shipping and parcels, not LTL.

This is a must-read for shippers who are either LTL shipping pros, new LTL shippers who are needing education, or those moving more freight to the LTL mode as Full Truckload feels the capacity crunch squeeze.

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.

XPO Logistics expects to generate approximately $100 million in incremental operating profit over the next two years from proprietary less-than-truckload technologies.