Business, Logistics

Manitoulin Transport Buys Yukon Business in Latest Acquisition

Manitoulin big rig Manitoulin has recently been buying companies — mostly Canadian — to expand its North American footprint. (Manitoulin Transport)

Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Lines Ltd.’s book of business and formed a joint venture with Chief Isaac Group of Cos., according to a Manitoulin news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

SMC3 Adds Volume LTL Pricing API

Packages on pallets in warehouse FreightSnap

SMC3, a knowledge hub for LTL transportation pricing data and technology, has added a tool to its platform.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Post Capital Partners, Management Team Up to Acquire Smith Transportation Services

Isaac Chalal Isaac Chalal, a vice president at Post Capital, said the investment reflects the firm’s “executive-first strategy.” (Post Capital Partners)

Smith Transportation Services, a company based in Sunrise, Fla., that specializes in “load-to-ride” service for shippers of less-than-truckload freight, is being purchased by a group of Smith’s top executives and the New York-based investment firm Post Capital Partners.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 10, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

LTL Carriers Refine, Expand Services

ABF truck pulls out from a loading dock An ABF truck pulls out from a loading dock. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Leaders at prominent less-than-truckload carriers are optimistic about the future as their companies adapt and expand services to capitalize on favorable long-term trends, such as the move toward smaller shipments and the growth of e-commerce.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

Legends of LTL Gather to Remember Achievements

LTL legends Executives who paved the way (from left): Bill G. Ward, Robert Young, Earl Congdon, Arthur Imperatore Sr., W.T. Cassels, Mack Dove and George Powell. (Murat Uzman)

PITTSBURGH — Charles Hammel III says he owes much of his family’s success in the trucking business to those who came before he and his brother Robert established Pitt Ohio Express in 1979.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 13, 2018

Red Arts Capital Adds Central Arizona Freight to Holdings

Red Arts Capital, an investment firm launched two years ago in Chicago, has added a second regional less-than-truckload carrier to its holdings with the purchase of Central Arizona Freight in Phoenix.

February 28, 2018
Business, Logistics

Roadrunner Releases Financials Through 2016

Roadrunner truck Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

One year after withdrawing its financial statements dating to 2011, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Jan. 31 took a major step forward by releasing amended results through 2016.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018
Business, Logistics

ArcBest Ends 2017 With Strong Fourth Quarter

ABF trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ArcBest Corp. ended the year with a strong fourth quarter because of better less-than-truckload pricing and lower expenses than one year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
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