Business, Technology

Precision Pricing

Freight dimensioner A freight dimensioner installed on the ceiling of a loading dock. (CubiScan)

The less-than-truckload industry is embracing dimensioning technology to enable more accurate freight pricing and automate what used to be manual tasks.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
December 11, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Industrial Handhelds Maintain Niche in LTL Despite Ubiquity of Consumer Mobile Devices


The immense popularity of Android and Apple smartphones and tablets has led many truckload carriers to deploy mobile applications that drivers can run on those consumer devices.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
October 11, 2017

Averitt Debuts Asia-to-Dallas Route After Success With Memphis Service

Port of Long Beach

Averitt Express launched a new less-than-containerload service last month to Dallas, built on the success of its Asia-to-Memphis Express service in the e-commerce and small business communities.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

Averitt Express Expands LTL Service in Illinois, Wisconsin

Averett Express trucks Averitt Express Inc.

Averitt Express Inc. will begin to offer direct service throughout Illinois and expand its network deeper into Wisconsin, the less-than-truckload carrier announced Sept. 11.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017

Old Dominion to Raise Rates 3.5% on Sept. 1

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. will raise rates on Sept. 1, 2017, but at a lower rate than a similar increase announced last summer.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2017

Dayton Freight Lines Opens Iowa Service Center

Dayton Dayton Freight Lines Inc.

Dayton Freight Lines Inc. has opened a service center in Sioux City, Iowa, expanding the network for the less-than-truckload carrier to service Iowa and Minnesota.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2017

YRC Remains Profitable, but Less So Than in Year-Ago Quarter

YRC YRC Worldwide

LTL carrier YRC Worldwide was profitable during the second quarter, but at a lesser level than during the same time in 2016.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2017

LTLs ArcBest, Saia Echo Old Dominion’s Strong Second-Quarter Results

Saia-ArcBest TT File Photo

ArcBest Corp. and Saia Inc. followed Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. in producing impressive second-quarter results among less-than-truckload fleets.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017
Business, Logistics

Ward Transport Launches Improved Expedited LTL Service

Ward Trucking Ward Trucking

Ward Transport & Logistics Corp., based in Altoona, Pa., announced it is offering real-time quotes and truck availability for expedited shipments.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2017

LTLs Due to Report 2Q Revenue Growth, Yields; Execs Pleased With First Half of 2017

Brad Jacobs XPO Logistics

LTLs benefited from a robust second quarter with revenue growth and stronger volumes and yields year-over-year, according to industry analysts and executives.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2017