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Tale of Two Loads: LTLs managing reduced demand better than TL carriers
June 9, 2023
There is a sharp, telling contrast among yields of trucking companies, depending on which niche they are operating. An expected slow first half for freight demand has morphed into uncertain expectations for the rest of the year. Most truckload (TL) executives are hoping for a second-half rebound to make up for a below-par first half.
E-commerce Effect: Change for the better
March 7, 2022
The impact of e-commerce on freight transportation has been profound, and it’s not restricted to any single mode—in fact, all have been affected. What’s the reality and what does it mean going forward?
ShipMatrix data provides insight into delivery on-time performance
June 29, 2021
Data recently provided to LM by ShipMatrix, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting, showed that major parcel carriers, including UPS, FedEx, the United States Postal Service (USPS), and were within similar ranges, for on-time performance (OTP) for May on an annual basis, whereas average daily volumes saw a bigger spread, to the upside.
New ShipMatrix USPS parcel offering provides retail and e-commerce options with peak season options
November 9, 2020
Entitled the ShipMatrix 1st Class Parcel Service, the firm said that this offering is geared towards retail and e-commerce shippers that have been “capped” by the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS for the 2020 peak season. Some of the key aspects of this offering, according to ShipMatrix, include: no limit on parcel volume; no peak season surcharges; and an automatic money-back guarantee on packages that are not delivered within five days.
Shifts in parcel market conditions brought on by COVID-19 are still evolving
June 23, 2020
Given the influx of e-commerce activity brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in myriad consumers remaining at home, due to social distancing measures, one major takeaway has been how increased online ordering activity has severely impacted parcel delivery operations.
ShipMatrix data points to strong carrier performance for start of holiday delivery season
December 5, 2019
With the holiday shopping season officially in full swing, data issued this week by ShipMatrix, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting, showed that major parcel carriers, including UPS, FedEx, the United States Postal Service (USPS), and global e-commerce titan Amazon, have started strong for delivery of online items for the week ending December 1, which included both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
In stunning development, NEMF and 10 related subsidiaries declare bankruptcy
February 11, 2019
In a financial development that shocked the trucking industry, 101-year-old New England Motor Freight and 10 related subsidiaries (including truckload giant Eastern Freightways) voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on February 11.
Strong Holiday On-Time Delivery Performance for USPS, UPS, and FedEx
December 26, 2018
For the first three weeks of the holiday shipping season, ShipMatrix data shows that the on-time delivery performance of FedEx, UPS, and USPS is strong, coming in at 95.1%, 97.6%, and 97.8%, respectively.
Adapting to Changes in Freight Payment Processes
January 12, 2017
Changes considered by some as “absolutely inevitable” are coming to freight payment services as shippers seek to leverage data for more efficiency, and while innovative and data-driven companies insist there’s a better way, skeptics push back with plenty of experience under their belts.