Don't expect LTL savings

Rob Estes CEO, Estes Express gave some disturbing stats:
  • Dwell time is up (this is disturbing – we are supposed to be carrier friendly) 
  • Trailers for each tractor has grown from 1.5 to 4
The only good thing seems to be that LTL is losing volume that is uneconomic or low margin:
  • Big shipments e.g.10,000 are going truck
  • Minimums are going to parcel
Maybe this, combined with supply = demand, is why LTL carriers are:
  • Pushing for rate increases – I hear from Jack Ampuja, the increase is  4.2%…
  • Adding dimensioners to all their terminals to get accurate classification
  • Not waiving accessorial charges