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UPS introduces 2024 rate increases
September 8, 2023
Keeping in line with recently announced rate increases made by its chief rival FedEx, Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS this week announced its own 2024 rate increases this week, which are set to go into effect on December 26.
FedEx rolls out new pricing increases for 2024, as well as for ‘Demand’ surcharges
August 29, 2023
Memphis-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider FedEx announced rate increases today for its FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Ground subsidiaries, which will take effect on January 1, 2024. The company also said that, effective September 4, it will officially rebrand “peak” surcharges to “demand” surcharges,
FTR’s June Trucking Conditions Index turns in lowest reading since November 2022
August 25, 2023
For June, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI came in at-6.29, losing ground from May’s -3.75 reading.
TIA Q2 3PL Market Report sees modest shipment gains
August 24, 2023
Truckload was the only segment to see a gain for shipment volumes, up 1.9% sequentially, and down 1.4% annually. LTL was off 2.8% sequentially and 5.8% annually, with intermodal down 2.4% sequentially and 16.4% annually. Other modes were down 0.2% sequentially and 11.5% annually.
July DAT Truckload Volume Index sees seasonal impact in lower rates and volumes
August 24, 2023
The van TVI was down 7.0% compared to June, to 226, and down 3.0% annually, the flatbed TVI decreased 12.8% compared to June, to 238, and was up 3.5% annually, and the reefer TVI was down 3.4% compared to June, to 169 and up 1.2% annually (DAT said that even with each TVI reading declining, the reefer and TVI numbers marked the highest on record for July.
Industry executives address the impact of Yellow’s exit on the LTL marketplace
August 17, 2023
With the dust settling from the exit of Yellow Corp. in the less-than-truckload (LTL) market, following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing earlier this month, various industry stakeholders have taken time since then to assess what Yellow’s departure, as well as its 8%-to-9% sector market share, means for LTL and the freight transportation sector, too.
FourKites’ Koepke examines current logistics trends and themes, with an eye on the future
August 16, 2023
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Glenn Koepke, GM, Network Collaboration, for Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms.
July freight shipments and expenditures see declines, notes Cass Freight Index
August 14, 2023
July’s shipment reading—at 1.122—was down 8.9% annually and down 2.2% compared to June. July expenditures, at 3.423, were down 24.4% annually, in line with June’s 24.5% annual decline and were off 2.8% compared to June.
UPS-Teamsters tentative agreement is likely to increase costs for shippers, analysts note
July 26, 2023
As freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain stakeholders (likely) breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday, following the new five-year tentative agreement reached yesterday between Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, there has been no shortage of opinions and views on how this agreement, assuming it is ratified by UPS Teamsters members next month, will impact shippers, especially as it relates to pricing.
Echo’s Hurst takes a look at key logistics and transportation trends at SMC3 Connections
June 27, 2023
Logistics Management Group News Editor spoke with Frank Hurst, Executive Vice President, LTL, for Chicago-based third-party logistics and technology-enabled transportation services provider Echo Global Logistics, at this week’s SMC3 Connections conference in Orlando. Hurst addressed various supply chain and logistics trends and themes over the course of their conversation.
Q&A: Jared Weisfeld, Chief Strategy Officer, RXO
May 30, 2023
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Jared Weisfeld, Chief Strategy Officer, for Charlotte-based RXO, the fourth-largest full truckload broker in the United States, and asset-light transportation services provider. Weisfeld provided Berman with a broad overview of how RXO views current market trends, including inventories, what may be in store for Peak Season, and capacity management, among others. Their conversation follows below.
FTR Shippers Conditions Index remains on a growth track despite sequential decline
May 30, 2023
For March, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI reading fell to 4.5, following February’s 5.1 reading and January’s 5.4. These readings are nearly half of December’s 10.3, to finish 2022. November’s 3.0 reading was preceded by -3.1 and -0.3 readings in September and October, respectively.
‘Soft’ freight environment doubles quarterly loss at LTL leader Yellow
May 3, 2023
Yellow, which controls about 10% of the $58 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) market, suffered a first quarter loss of $54.6 million on revenue of $1.159 billion. That was nearly twice the loss of $27.5 million on $1.26 billion revenue in the year-ago period.
FTR Shippers Conditions Index shows growth
April 27, 2023
FTR said that the February reading reflects an environment “that is mostly favorable and stable for shippers.” And it added that slightly lower fuel costs and relatively weak freight demand offset stronger rates and utilization in the month.