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What's so special about the freight inside a Landstar van? Sometimes the van is carrying something uncommon, or sometimes it’s full of ordinary household items like appliances.

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.

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.

Industry insider shares a few observations and insights, while providing a brief forecast for supply chain managers preparing for the year ahead.

Shippers need to understand what’s contributing to a higher than usual Less-than-Truckload peak season and how to prepare for it and keep freight spend in check.

While cost reductions will vary by site and fleet health, the first step is to develop a fleet management data foundation to support decision-making.

SMC³ recently spoke with Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, about the effect the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.

If I were to share a single observation from this year’s CSCMP conference, it would be this: Nearly every conversation I had in Nashville touched on the motor carrier capacity crisis.

Carrier executives are putting the pedal to the metal to meet rising freight demands in an era of tightened capacity, driver scarcity and regulatory constraints.

The LTL market will climb nearly 15 percent between Q4 of 2018 and 2019, but the uncertainty and gradual push away from FT to LTL, as well as intermodal shipping, could snap that prediction, ultimately, we are sure of one thing; LTL growth will continue.

As more shippers move away from full truckload, less than truckload demand will rise sharply, and rates will increase much faster than anticipated, so what makes LTL superior, and why exactly does LTL have extra capacity?

United Parcel Service Inc. is telling its customers to make alternative shipping plans in case of a Teamsters strike in its smaller freight division, where unionized workers are set to vote on the company’s final contract offer next week.

In this all-new e-book, we discuss the 8 core areas that Less-than-Truckload shippers can focus on in order to have more efficient LTL shipping practices.

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.




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