LTL

New uShip CEO Mike Williams hoping to increase business freight in principal marketplace

In an interview with Overdrive, Williams also stressed uShip's Pro platform as one that could be adopted by more brokers and 3PLs as the tech backbone of their freight-management operations, as has been done in Europe by D.B. Schenker.

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Landstar’s new Laredo facility

Landstar's new Laredo facility

The 31,000-square-foot logistics facility is located on a 50-acre site that accommodates 450 trailers and provides room for future expansion. A heavy/specialized freight area with a custom 120-ton, stand-alone bridge crane, the company says, can transload the largest superloads.

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The question any independent owner-operator business must answer

“Why is anybody going to use you to ship their material?” -- your business' distinguishing "why you" factor could take many forms, such as in these examples related to specialized equipment, geography and freight niche.

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XPO Logistics completes acquisition of Con-way

XPO Logistics completes acquisition of Con-way

XPO Logistics’ $3 billion acquisition of Con-way was made official Friday, Oct. 30. All Con-way operations will be rebranded as XPO.

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Con-way acquired in $3 billion deal, will be rebranded as XPO Logistics

Con-way acquired in $3 billion deal, will be rebranded as XPO Logistics

The acquisition will make XPO the second largest less-than-truckload carrier in North America, the company says. Con-way Freight, Menlo Logistics, Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal will all be rebranded as XPO Logistics.

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UPS buying freight broker Coyote Logistics in $1.8 billion deal

Founded in 2006, full-truckload brokerage Coyote Logistics reported annual revenue of $2.1 billion in 2014. Closing of the deal to buy the company, UPS says, is expected within 30 days, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

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On-demand load matching: Where it’s happening

On-demand load matching: Where it's happening

As mobile communications technology advancements give rise to streamlined freight transactions, some startups go so far as doing it all with a single app. Who will be the 'Uber of trucking?'

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Multi-stop last mile from an Oregon National Forest

Multi-stop last mile from an Oregon National Forest

The end of the Parkers' multi-stop load comes down the wire on hours. Wendy: "George really does amaze me sometimes. I would have been in the fetal position, sobbing...."

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Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

Three top national LTL carriers – Con-way, Old Dominion and YRC – have committed to publishing rates on offer to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace, uShip reported.

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Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

OneMorePallet.com is the latest business entity to attempt to apply the Priceline pricing model to some aspect of the trucking business -- in this case it's partial loads for half-empty LTLs.

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