Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is an American transportation and logistics service provider that offers solutions in LTL, truckload and intermodal brokerage, and domestic and international air. Founded in 1984 with headquarters in Cudahy, Wisconsin, the company reported 2013 revenue of $1.36 billion, up 27 percent year-over-year. The company also recorded a $49 million, up 30.5 percent from the previous year’s net income of $37.5 million.

Roadrunner made six acquisitions in 2013, with their truckload division now being the greatest contributor to company revenue. The transportation company maintains relations with more than 9,000 third-party carriers, allowing them to service more than 35,000 customers in North America. The truckload carrier employs approximately 2,500 to 5,000 individuals and focuses primarily on small to midsize shippers.

Roadrunner was the fastest growing carrier on the top 50 list in 2013, spending nearly $100,000 million to expand its truckload, intermodal, refrigerated and logistics offerings. With acquisitions collectively contributing $31.6 million in additional fourth-quarter revenue, the truckload carrier plans to continue expansion through 2014. 

11 Aug 2016
Canadian partner gives $2 billion U.S. trucking company more roads to run.
01 Aug 2016
Despite lower volumes, many LTL carriers say they are still winning contractual rate increases.
09 May 2016
Facing a soft LTL market, Roadrunner takes steps to build out its U.S. network and attract freight from western Canada.
05 Apr 2016
Three acquisition-hungry companies, XPO Logistics, Celadon Group and Daseke, were the fastest-growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest U.S. trucking companies in 2015.
10 Feb 2016
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is adding less-than-truckload network capacity in Texas and Memphis and offering a guaranteed delivery service to expand business with industrial shippers.
04 Feb 2016
Organic and acquisition-fueled growth in 2015 were not enough to offset declining freight volume and falling fuel surcharge revenue in the last three months of the year for Roadrunner Transportation Systems.
21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
07 Oct 2015
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is expanding in Canada after having recently made a number of moves to increase its service in Mexico.
02 Sep 2015
The acquisition of three companies over the past year, the latest being Stagecoach Cartage in El Paso, gives Roadrunner Transportation Systems greater access to freight on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
13 Aug 2015
The 28 percent drop in retail diesel fuel prices in the second quarter cut shipper transportation expenses and boosted trucking profits, with the publicly owned motor carriers tracked by increasing their combined operating profit by 13 percent. Higher sustainable profits in turn fuel the expansion of capacity needed by shippers.
29 Jul 2015
A slew of acquisitions helped Roadrunner Transportation increase truckload revenue. The company's LTL revenue, volume and tonnage dropped, but profits climbed.
28 Jul 2015
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution for $35 million, continuing the buying spree it embarked on in 2013 as merger and acquisition activity dominates the transportation and logistics industries.