May 7, 2014 - Industry News
Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have a new option due to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and the web-based e-commerce shipping service ShipStation.
Tags: LTL, uShip, Fleets
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
Online freight marketplace uShip has announced three top national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Information Technology, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, uShip, Fleets, YRC Freight
April 8, 2014 - Industry News
The less-than-truckload industry is watching to see what move Old Dominion Freight Lines makes in the annual spring tariff-hike season.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Freight Rates
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union and YRC Worldwide announced Friday they reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, providing a pathway for substantial debt reduction and refinancing initiatives for the parent of several trucking operations.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking and parcel delivery provider FedEx has released second quarter fiscal earnings showing gains in both revenue and profit. FedEx is increasing its forecast of full-year earnings per share growth to 8% to 14% above last year's adjusted results.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, FedEx, Fleet Financials, LTL
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System is cutting its number of terminals from 277 to 247. In a “change of operations” filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, ABF parent company Arkansas Best said it had already eliminated eight facilities in the second half of this year, with the rest still yet to close.
Tags: Fleets, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, LTL
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
The financially troubled parent company to several fleets, YRC Worldwide, is looking to investors to help it pay off some debt, according to the Journal of Commerce.
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday updated its expectations for growth in tons per day and revenue per hundredweight for the fourth quarter of this year, saying it now expects a larger increase in tons per day.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight, Fleet Financials, LTL
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
Two of the industry's large, unionized less-than-truckload carriers announced their third quarter results Tuesday, with the non-asset-based Panther Expedited helping Arkansas Best and problems at YRC Freight weighing down YRC Worldwide.
Tags: Fleet Financials, LTL, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A few years ago, YRC Worldwide was able to stay afloat with the help of union workers agreeing to a series of wage and benefit cuts. YRC's back in the same boat, but this time around, lenders are insisting on changes.
Tags: YRC Worldwide, Teamsters, Fleets, LTL
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF has been notified by the Teamsters Union that ballots to authorize a strike are being mailed on Tuesday to nearly 1,800 employees covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement.
Tags: LTL, Fleets, Teamsters, ABF
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Con-way Freight announced a major expansion for central Texas and surrounding communities with plans to build a new, 48-door, 18,870-square-foot freight service center in the city of Robinson.
Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Texas
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
Two carriers serving the less-than-truckload markets have announced general rate hikes.
Tags: Freight Rates, LTL, Fleets
June 17, 2013 - Industry News
The increased rate provides for a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate and cross-border lane charges. The new rate will also offset the rising costs of new equipment and insurance, while preserving competitive wages and benefits for employees.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Freight Rates, Fleets, LTL
June 14, 2013 - Industry News
The asset-light transportation and logistics service provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems is opening service centers in Kansas City, Mo., and Buffalo, N.Y.
Tags: LTL, Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Missouri, New York
June 10, 2013 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion expects growth in tonnage per day to increase in a range of 5.0% to 5.5% compared to the second quarter of 2012, versus its previous expectation of an increase in a range of 4.5% to 5.0%.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Fleets
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
UPS Freight and ABF announced separately that they will revise their general rates and charges.
A general rate increase of 5.9% was announced for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ABF stated that the effect on specific lanes and shipments will vary.
Tags: UPS, ABF, LTL, rates
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
The nationwide less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight this week said it began making changes in its network that will result in the closing of nearly 30 terminals and three distribution centers.
Tags: Fleets, YRC Freight, LTL
May 10, 2013 - Industry News
Teamsters Union President James Hoffa Friday had some harsh words for LTL giant YRC Worldwide following news that it tried to purchase competitor Arkansas Best, which owns ABF, calling the move "unconscionable."
Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, ABF, YRC, LTL, Fleets
May 8, 2013 - Industry News
Just before reporting positive first quarter numbers, the parent of several less-than-truckload carriers, YRC Worldwide, reportedly made a bid for competitor ABF – without success.
Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL
May 6, 2013 - Industry News
Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the trucking company ABF have reached a tentative contract agreement.
Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, ABF, LTL
YRC Worldwide has done something it hasn’t in quite a while: posted positive first quarter financial numbers.
Tags: Earnings, YRC Worldwide, LTL, Fleet Financials
April 24, 2013 - Industry News
The Teamsters union has approved the network optimization plan YRC Freight submitted in March. The plan will close 29 terminals, forcing the company to change how freight moves through its network of more than 260 other terminals.
Tags: Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, YRC, LTL
April 22, 2013 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union and Arkansas Best Freight System have agreed to another extension of the current labor contract, as the two sides seem far apart.
Tags: Arkansas Best, Teamsters, LTL, Fleets
April 2, 2013 - Industry News
Representatives of the Teamsters Union are set to meet on April 19 with officials from YRC Freight to discuss changes to the less-than-truckload carrier’s terminal network.
Tags: YRC, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL, Fleets
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