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September 30, 2016 10:00 AM, EDT

Daylight Transport Raises Rates, Bolsters Service in Texas

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Daylight Transport is the latest less-than-truckload provider to raise rates, in total, 4.9%, which takes effect Oct. 3.

The carrier added that there will be rate changes in specific routes “to accommodate a changing transportation landscape.”

Daylight is one of several LTL providers announcing rate increases. ABF Freight, a division of ArcBest Corp. announced a 5.25% increase. UPS Inc., YRC Worldwide, XPO Logistics and Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced 4.9% rate increases on less-than-truckload freight, too.

Meanwhile, the company also announced that it began new two-day service between parts of California and the Northeast and parts of Texas. To facilitate the quicker service, Daylight will be opening new facilities in both Dallas and Houston.

“It is this focus on the customer and our commitment to speed which allow us to continue to provide new and improved services in the marketplace. We are excited to expand our Texas footprint and look forward to providing more value to our customers in the future,” said Steve Micketti, vice president of operations.

Earlier this year, Daylight added two-day service from the Northeast to the Southeast.

The Long Beach, California, company ranks No. 22 on the Transport Topics sector list of top less-than-truckload providers. ArcBest ranks No. 12, UPS ranks No. 1, XPO ranks No. 3 and Old Dominion ranks No. 11 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.