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Fill in the blank: The biggest news to come out of UPS and FedEx over the past couple of years has been related to ______.

If you like switching things up, you’ll love the latest from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association. On June 12, the organization announced that major

Are you hot under the collar about parcel carriers’ continuing price increases? It’s probably not because of the weather. Check out these uncool findings about

Is it just me, or has staying on top of LTLs’ latest rules tariffs gotten a lot more challenging? Sometimes I feel like I need

The Q1 TD Cowen/AFS Freight Index showed Truckload rates still “hovering near the bottom” even though other modes’ rates seem to have increased or leveled

It may be close to April 1 but that doesn’t mean you should be fooled into thinking your trucking charges are letter-perfect. Here’s a quick

Quick show of hands: Who watched Groundhog Day for the umpteenth time last month? Most viewers will tell you that it’s a story of a

Last month, AFS mentioned that during December, FedEx implemented one new fuel surcharge increase while UPS implemented two. Was that a typo by chance? Unfortunately,

Here’s a quick look at several ways that LTL carriers’ recent accessorial increases could be putting the sneeze – oops, we meant squeeze – on

It’s time for another round of “Two Truths and a Lie” where you try to figure out which two statements are true and which one

FedEx and UPS introduced peak season surcharges as a way to compensate for the need to hire more workers and buy or rent additional machinery

Fuel is the only surcharge that applies to every small package that is shipped. While there are a plethora of other surcharges, they are only

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