Roadrunner Transportation Systems

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. 

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 JOC.com 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.
12 Jun 2015
New service centers in Phoenix and Salt Lake City will help Roadrunner deepen its less-than-truckload coverage across the southern tier of U.S. states.
08 Apr 2015
Trucking revenue has become increasingly concentrated, as the number of carriers with more than $1 billion in annual revenue more than doubled over the last decade. That's good for shippers, SJ Consulting Group says.
01 Dec 2014
Pricing power and advances in technology are spurring innovation in LTL pricing, encouraging carriers to test out dimensional-weight pricing and other alternatives to class-based tariff rates as they seek more dynamic, flexible pricing models.