UPS Freight Sold

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PackRat's Comment
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YRC Freight is a Less Than Load (LTL) trucking company.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Stevo Reno's Comment
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CRST bought Celadons terminal in Dallas....

We Just finally stopped in the shop their week ago as we needed a tandem fix....pretty big piece of land.

Seen upper portions of yard must be leasing out parking for few other companies. I never left our truck lol

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Navypoppop's Comment
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YRC is the name of what became of the merger of Yellow Freight and Roadway. 2 large union controlled freight companies from many years that merged and are suffering a slow death as YRC.

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