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

Swift truck
25 Jul 2014
Swift Transportation, the largest U.S. truckload operator, got even bigger in the second quarter, but potential growth was restrained, the company said, by a “challenging driver market.”
Vitran truck
10 Dec 2013
Canadian trucking operator Manitoulin Transport will acquire Toronto-based less-than-truckload company Vitran for $128 million, including $29 million in debt, the companies said Dec. 9.
YRC Freight truck
06 Dec 2013
YRC Worldwide’s Teamsters employees will decide whether to extend wage concessions until March 2019, helping the trucking giant to refinance its debt and avoid bankruptcy.
04 Dec 2013
Stronger than expected demand pushed up tonnage and revenue at Old Dominion Freight Line in October and November, raising hopes for a quicker-paced fourth quarter recovery.
26 Nov 2013
Teamster leaders will meet next week to review a contract proposal from YRC Worldwide and decide whether to submit it to the membership for a vote.
Knight Transportation truck
13 Nov 2013
The Journal of Commerce Truckload Capacity Index rose unexpectedly in the third quarter to a four-year high, but that doesn’t mean more tractor-trailers rolled onto highways and up to shipper docks. Instead, the leap in the index reflects a gathering concentration of capacity at the top of trucking’s food chain, as larger motor carriers acquire and absorb smaller companies to secure drivers, equipment and freight revenue.

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.