9 11, 2013

The Benefits of Choosing Rail Freight

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:13+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on The Benefits of Choosing Rail Freight

Introduction - Benefits of Choosing Rail Freight Deciding which type of transport to choose for the goods that you need delivered to a remote place can sometimes be a mind-boggling affair. Depending on the distance that the goods need to cover, there are a few options that you can use. If you are shipping to [...]

4 11, 2013

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

By | 2017-08-04T11:53:57+00:00 November 4th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers The top five air cargo carriers by weight, according to the IATA, are: Fedex UPS Airlines Emirates Cathay Pacific Airways Korean Air Lines Carrier Descriptions Fedex Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Ohio, Fedex (FDX) has an extensive line of services, including on-board courier and temperature control services.  As the [...]

16 09, 2013

Air Cargo Basics

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:13+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on Air Cargo Basics

Air Cargo Overview Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane and is a crucial component of international logistics networks.  Air cargo is especially useful for companies shipping time-sensitive goods or goods over large distances. Air cargo is usually transported using dedicated cargo aircraft (freighters) or passenger aircraft. The Importance of Air Cargo [...]

16 06, 2013

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

By | 2018-04-30T12:12:59+00:00 June 16th, 2013|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 | 2018-02-21T12:08:41+00:00 June 15th, 2013|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 | 2018-02-21T13:20:55+00:00 June 1st, 2013|Free Stuff, 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 | 2018-02-21T12:13:53+00:00 May 13th, 2013|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 [...]

7 05, 2013

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

By | 2017-08-04T11:23:53+00:00 May 7th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

There are 11 transportation service offerings. Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services.  The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings [...]

19 04, 2013

Over The Road Industry Report

By | 2018-02-21T13:22:19+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on Over The Road Industry Report

Where We Are Today in the OTR Market and What Lies Ahead for Domestic Brokerages My brilliant friends at Carrier Direct have published a great report on the U.S. over the road industry marketplace.  The report is titled “Where We Are Today in the U.S. OTR Market and What Lies Ahead for Domestic Brokerages.” Carrier [...]

7 04, 2013

Transportation Cost Drains

By | 2018-02-21T15:40:01+00:00 April 7th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on Transportation Cost Drains

"Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively."  -Bill Driscoll Transportation cost drains drive up costs.  Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of [...]

25 03, 2013

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:14+00:00 March 25th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012).  YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. YRC Worldwide is a Fortune 500 company based in Overland Park, [...]

24 03, 2013

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

By | 2017-08-04T12:47:14+00:00 March 24th, 2013|Transportation|Comments Off on LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012).  Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are:  Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload. [...]