Monthly Archives: May 2015

What’s Next in LTL Pricing?

May 11th, 2015|

What’s Next in LTL Pricing?

From: http://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/ltl-shipping/whats-next-ltl-pricing_20141204.html

By Satesh Jindel

The less-than-truckload industry saw some resurgence in 2014 with carriers’ ability to dig out of suboptimal returns from low-single-digit operating margins. Third-quarter results for publicly traded LTL carriers show a collective operating ratio of 92, a significant improvement from 94 a year ago. This should give LTL carriers […]

Will the Revolution be Dimensionalized?

May 11th, 2015|

Will the Revolution be Dimensionalized?

From: http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20141208-will-the-revolution-be-dimensionalized/

The rise of dimensioning machines will make LTL trailer space allocation more efficient than ever. It will also eventually end shippers’ 80-year free rate ride.

By Mark B. Solomon

For nearly eight decades, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers have been giving away their trailer space. Not all of it, obviously. But enough to make […]

New Technologies for Dimensional Weight Measurements

May 8th, 2015|

Now that dimensional weight is here, shippers are forced to analyze its financial impact. Of course, for both FedEX and UPS, revenues have increased, even with lower volumes of packages. As a result, the cost to ship a package is increasing, mostly due to dimensional weight.

Some technologies have been introduced to […]