27 09, 2014

10 Ways to Minimize the Impact of LTL Rate Increases

By | 2018-10-22T16:45:11+00:00 September 27th, 2014|LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Minimize the Impact of LTL Rate Increases

LTL rate increases are here and I believe they are here to stay for the foreseeable future. The price and tonnage increases for the carriers is a good thing.  Of course, no shipper or 3PL wants to pay more, but we all need good healthy carriers. Supply Chain Digest: Large US LTL Carriers See Profits [...]

23 09, 2014

Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014

By | 2018-10-22T16:45:23+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014

This is a list of the Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014 Ranking is based on 2013 revenue  including fuel surcharges.  Revenues provided are based on LTL operations only, unless indicated otherwise and include Canadian operations. *Revenue is mainly LTL and includes less than 10% for truckload and other services.   1. FedEx Freight - The [...]

8 08, 2014

The Changing Relationship Between LTL Carriers and 3PLs

By | 2018-10-22T16:45:39+00:00 August 8th, 2014|LTL, Selecting a 3PL, Webinars|Comments Off on The Changing Relationship Between LTL Carriers and 3PLs

On July 30th, I hosted a webinar where my friend and colleague, Erik Malin gave a presentation on the changing relationship between the LTL carriers and 3PLs.  Erik is the Director of Strategy at CarrierDirect.  CarrierDirect works with the top transportation and logistics companies so they definitely have their fingers on the pulse of the [...]

17 04, 2014

Secrets To Saving on LTL

By | 2018-10-22T16:43:38+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Logistics Management, LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on Secrets To Saving on LTL

Could you “Bump” Yourself to Some Savings? Dimensional weight is not applicable in LTL…or is it? While, in the truest form, dimensional weight is typically only applicable when dealing with parcel carriers and freight forwarders. However, just as parcel carriers want to invoice for the capacity that the carton occupies and perhaps not the weight, [...]

4 07, 2013

The 15 Biggest LTL Carriers

By | 2018-10-22T16:46:43+00:00 July 4th, 2013|Logistics Explained, LTL|Comments Off on The 15 Biggest LTL Carriers

The 15 biggest LTL carriers by revenue are listed below. The biggest LTL carriers are striving to increase revenues and profits to pre-recession levels.  Most analysts believe LTL rates will increase 2-4% in 2013. During the downturn, carriers invested less in new trucks and terminals because shipping tonnage decreased.  As the economy improved sluggishly, carriers [...]

16 06, 2013

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

By | 2018-10-22T16:46:57+00:00 June 16th, 2013|LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share.  Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams.  There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight FedEx [...]

15 06, 2013

LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion

By | 2018-10-22T16:47:13+00:00 June 15th, 2013|LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion

LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion Old Dominion is the fifth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.1B in sales (estimated 2012).  Old Dominion has 6% of the less than truckload (LTL) market.  Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. The company has five primary product groups: OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-People, OD-Global and OD-Technology. The core business segment [...]

1 06, 2013

LTL Carrier Directory – Free Download

By | 2018-10-22T16:47:26+00:00 June 1st, 2013|Free Stuff, LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on LTL Carrier Directory – Free Download

The top 15 LTL carriers have revenues of $27.5B (2012) and 78.3% of market share The LTL carrier directory contains a list of 52 LTL carriers.  The LTL carrier directory contains the largest 25 LTL carriers along with  over 27 other top LTL carriers.  Each listing contains the company's contact info including websites, address, toll [...]

13 05, 2013

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

By | 2018-10-22T16:47:36+00:00 May 13th, 2013|LTL, Transportation|Comments Off on LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012).  UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market.  UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc.  UPS, Inc. had $54.1B in sales in [...]