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

Rising pay
13 Aug 2014
After years of talking about the need to increase chronically low pay to attract and keep more truck drivers, trucking companies are beginning to put money on the table.
02 Apr 2014
After three years of acquisitions, Celadon is selling its truck leasing portfolio for 600 tractors to Element Financial for $53 million, reducing debt and paving a route to greater expansion.
27 Mar 2014
Canada's largest trucking operator, holding company TransForce, completed its acquisition of Vitran, increasing its LTL market share in Canada and raising its North American profile.
26 Mar 2014
Heavy snow and frigid temperatures in the Midwest will keep Universal Truckload Services' earnings from rising to their projected levels in the first quarter, the trucking firm warned. It's not alone.
11 Mar 2014
Tonnage is growing by double digits for Old Dominion Freight Line, rising 11.7 percent year-over-year in February after climbing 10.1 percent in January.
07 Mar 2014
Higher first quarter volume and revenue at Landstar System reflect rising freight demand and truck rates, despite and perhaps in part thanks to severe weather.

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.