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. 

24 May 2017
A new chief financial officer may speed Roadrunner Transportation's recovery from financial stumbles last year.
02 May 2017
A private investment firm gives Roadrunner a big shot of capital as it reorders its trucking and logistics businesses and finances.
21 Mar 2017
Shippers spent more on dedicated trucking and last-mile deliveries last year, benefiting top tier carriers. Will industrial and consumer freight follow in 2017?
13 Mar 2017
Adding density by merging separate refrigerated subsidiaries gave Roadrunner market leverage.
10 Mar 2017
A shortage of ocean containers may spell transloading opportunity for US trucking companies.
07 Mar 2017
LTL-Truckload operator strives to reverse revenue decline, fix finances.
03 Mar 2017
Dedicated trucking prevents deeper revenue decline at the Top 25 Truckload Carriers.
28 Feb 2017
Mid-sized LTL carriers increased revenue at a faster pace in 2016 and are poised to grow more.
03 Jan 2017
Roadrunner Freight expects business to bounce back in 2017, and is expanding on the West Coast while building up density in major less-than-truckload lanes to inland markets.
03 Nov 2016
Roadrunner’s push into the expedited shipping market over the last two years provided the trucking company an airbag to protect against crashing truckload and less-than-truckload volumes and rates in the third quarter.
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.