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

Heartland Express truck cab
12 Nov 2013
Heartland Express, one of the most profitable truckload carriers in the nation, acquired fast-growing Gordon Trucking for $300 million in cash, assets and debt.
05 Nov 2013
YRC Worldwide is asking its Teamster employees to extend their current wage concessions beyond 2015 to help secure restructured financing from its lenders.
05 Nov 2013
Vitran is putting a buffer between its profitable Canadian trucking operations and any unwelcome suitors, adopting a “shareholder rights plan” designed to slow or ward off any unsolicited bids.
J.B. Hunt intermodal
01 Nov 2013
Trucking’s early third quarter earnings reports looked better than might be expected in a sluggish and inconsistent economy. That’s largely because the first publicly owned motor carriers past the quarterly post took advantage of opportunities to move more freight by intermodal rail, diversified their over-the-road services and, most important, protected profit margins in the quarter.
Con-way Freight truck
31 Oct 2013
Con-way increased net profit 21 percent year-over-year in the third quarter to $30.6 million, despite a slight drop in overall revenue from a year ago to $1.4 billion.

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Commentary

The latest earnings from UPS reveal two trends that might at first seem contradictory: e-commerce is growing in leaps and bounds globally, and customers are choosing to defer delivery on packages to get greater savings.

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.