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.
Higher construction spending will translate to more opportunities in flatbed haulers of steel and other commodities used in commercial and residential buildings.
02 Jan 2014
CRST International started 2014 by acquiring BESL Transfer, a flatbed trucking company in Cincinnati. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
YRC Freight truck
02 Jan 2014
The deadline is drawing near for a Teamster vote that could decide the fate of $4.9 billion trucking operator YRC Worldwide by deciding whether to extend wage and benefit cuts an additional four years through 2019.
Landstar trailer
16 Dec 2013
After a rocky start to the fourth quarter in October, Landstar System shifted into higher gear in December, increasing truckload volume and revenue in tandem.
YRC Freight trucks
10 Dec 2013
James Welch has his work cut out for him. Over the next month, the CEO of YRC Worldwide and president of YRC Freight must convince 26,000 Teamsters to extend wage and benefits cuts they agreed to in 2010 another four years. Welch also needs to get them onboard with new concessions, including greater use of subcontractors and utility workers.
10 Dec 2013
YRC Worldwide is seeking more than an extension of current concessions in its proposal to Teamster employees.

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.