Top 50 Trucking Companies

Top 50 Trucking Companies

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Top 50 trucking companies
The United States’ largest trucking companies kept tapping their brakes in 2013, slowing revenue growth for the second consecutive year as the economic recovery remained a modest one.

News & Analysis

ABF Freight saw the biggest increase in profitability on the LTL side in the second quarter, 314.5 percent.
01 Sep 2014
A review of publicly owned trucking company earnings in the second quarter shows the strength of freight demand building up as the U.S. economy expanded, supporting growing expectations of a busier than typical peak shipping season in North America this fall.
17 Oct 2013
Werner Enterprises reported its net income in the third quarter of 2013 was $21.3 million, sliding 15 percent year-over-year from $25.1 million.
15 Oct 2013
A battle may be brewing for the Canadian business of trucking operator Vitran, which this month sold its ailing U.S. less-than-truckload business.
Vitran truck
23 Sep 2013
Trucking company Vitran is on a route back to Canada across Detroit's Ambassador Bridge.
20 Sep 2013
James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide, is taking charge at YRC Freight, replacing President Jeff Rogers, who left the less-than-truckload carrier abruptly.
13 Sep 2013
A federal court in late August left ABF Freight System with a clear choice: the less-than-truckload carrier could drop its struggle to wring $750 million in damages from the Teamsters union and YRC Worldwide, or try to appeal again after having its lawsuit challenging three rounds of union concessions at its competitor dismissed three times in as many years.

Commentary

Better operating margins are finally on the horizon for the less-than-truckload industry. LTL profitability has been dismal for years, with most large carriers reporting operating ratios above 95.

Video

Senior Editor Bill Cassidy interviews YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch, who is getting closer to his goal of returning the troubled less-than-truckload operator to profitability.