less-than-truckload
Business, Logistics

LTL Sector Enjoys Fruitful 2017

Stifel John Larkin Stifel analyst Larkin (Roger W. Gilroy/Ttransport Topics)

Indications are that the truckload market is bouncing back from some rough conditions earlier this year, according to industry analysts at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Business

LTLs Report Sizable Quarterly Profit Gains on Improved Rates, Rising Tonnage Levels

Four of the largest U.S. less-than-truckload operators improved profitability by 25% or more in the third quarter, powered by improved rates, carriers’ earnings reports showed last week.

November 3, 2014
Business

Higher LTL Profits Expected in 4Q, But Slower Growth in TL, Logistics

Most publicly traded less-than-truckload operators are likely to report improved results when fourth-quarter earnings reports begin this week, but profit growth in other sectors is expected to be slower, analysts predict.

January 20, 2014
Business

LTL Carrier Brandt Truck Line Shuts Doors

Brandt Truck Line, an 88-year-old less-than-truckload carrier based in Bloomington, Ill., shut its doors Tuesday, giving no prior notice.

Transport Topics
March 24, 2011
Business

Changes in LTLs’ Vocabulary Illustrate Improving Business

Unfamiliar words such as “stability” and “price increases” are creeping into the less-than-truckload sector’s vocabulary these days, after a turbulent two years of rate cutting, market-share swings and some astronomical losses.

November 15, 2010
Business

LTL Sector Outlook Brightens as Rate Hikes Stick, Experts Say

Following recent rate increase announcements by three major less-than-truckload carriers, industry experts said the LTL sector has turned the corner toward profitability, with shipment volumes, tonnage and rates all improving, but not yet soaring.

October 11, 2010
Business

Manufacturers Blast Moves that Could Raise LTL Rates

Shoe and clothing manufacturers are fuming at a decision that preserves less-than-truckload carriers’ freedom to raise shipping rates for shoes by up to 50% and could quadruple prices to ship clothing.

June 21, 2010
Business

Most LTLs Gain Volume in 1Q, Stabilize Revenue, See Growth

Less-than-truckload carriers as a group posted solid volume gains and stabilized their shaky revenue environment in the first months of 2010, experts said.

May 10, 2010