The world’s largest third-party logistics providers showed minuscule growth in 2013 for the second consecutive year, as sluggish trade growth affected forwarding volume and other 3PL segments saw only modest increases.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
15 Apr 2014
J.B. Hunt Transport Services appears back on track for intermodal growth, reflecting a broader pickup in intermodal following delays, disruptions and depressed volumes in the first quarter blamed on severe weather.
24 Jan 2014
J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported record profit of $92 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 9.4 percent year-over-year from $84 million...
23 Dec 2013
The 10 largest dedicated contract carriers increased revenue 3.9 percent in 2012, a big drop from a 17.5 percent surge in 2011. But their performance, which in part reflected weaker overall trucking demand in 2012 and a difficult comparison with the previous year’s strong gains in dedicated business, differed greatly from company to company.
16 Dec 2013
Dedicated contract carriage, long a “one-customer, one-fleet” business, is evolving beyond those roots as more complex, leaner supply chains recast shipper distribution models. Increasingly, shippers are deploying dedicated truck fleets alongside their own vehicles and for-hire tractor-trailers in “hybrid” freight networks that also might include intermodal rail as they seek the best way to deliver goods.
01 Nov 2013
Trucking’s early third quarter earnings reports looked better than might be expected in a sluggish and inconsistent economy. That’s largely because the first publicly owned motor carriers past the quarterly post took advantage of opportunities to move more freight by intermodal rail, diversified their over-the-road services and, most important, protected profit margins in the quarter.
15 Oct 2013
J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported its net income in the third quarter of 2013 was $89.5 million, up 14.5 percent year-over-year from $78.2 million.
15 Jul 2013
J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported net earnings in the second quarter of 2013 were $87.70 million, improving 9 percent compared with $80.45 million in the second quarter of 2012.
31 May 2013
Shippers reluctant to jump into intermodal rail transport have a major incentive to test the waters: relatively low intermodal rates with few signs on the horizon for aggressive hikes.
09 May 2013
Shippers attending the 2013 NASSTRAC Shipper Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando last month mentioned little trouble finding a truck when they need one, and at a price they’re willing to pay. But they have to work harder to get that truck, and they’re more likely to find it through a logistics provider or broker.