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. 

11 Aug 2014
Roadrunner Transportation has entered into a definitive deal to acquire Active Aero Group for $115 million.
31 Jul 2014
Roadrunner Transportation Systems reaped the benefits of an aggressive acquisition strategy in the second quarter, as truckload revenue soared year-over-year. Robust truckload and brokerage revenue helped compensate for weaker growth in less-than-truckload sales.
22 Jul 2014
Roadrunner Transportation drove deeper into the non-asset logistics business this week by acquiring Integrated Services, a $21 million Midwestern regional logistics provider.
03 Jul 2014
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has appointed a president for each of its three business segments, completing the reshuffling of its executive team.
YRC Freight
30 May 2014
After five years of economic growth, less-than-truckload carriers are making progress toward rebuilding their profitability, a review of LTL carrier operating ratios shows.
Trucking dashboard
16 May 2014
The first quarter was warmer for trucking than you might think — at least financially.
12 May 2014
April showered less-than-truckload carriers with freight, as shippers responded to a surge in consumer spending in March and increased industrial demand.
17 Mar 2014
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is expanding its international logistics business by acquiring Unitrans International, a non-asset logistics provider, for $55.5 million.
26 Feb 2014
Roadrunner, one of the fastest growing large trucking companies, is expanding its truckload business faster thanks to acquisitions, including its purchase of Rich Logistics.
Roadrunner trucks
06 Feb 2014
Roadrunner Transportation Services extended its streak of rapid profit growth for the 14th consecutive quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013.
22 Jan 2014
Shippers have a new way to book less-than-truckload freight and compare LTL truck rates — an online LTL spot rate marketplace launched by uShip and 16 asset-based LTL carriers.
30 Dec 2013
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has promoted Brian van Helden to the role of chief operating officer.