Universal Truckload Services

Universal Truckload Services

Universal Truckload Services is an asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions that offers services in transportation, value-added, intermodal and specialized services. A  public company since 2005 with headquarters in Warren, Michigan, the company reported 2013 revenue of $1.03 billion, up 0.3 percent year-over-year, and net income of $50.6 million, up from $47.7 million the year before.

Universal Truckload Services and its subsidiaries — Westport Axle, Cavalry Logistics, Great American Lines, LINC, Louisiana Transportation, The Mason and Dixon Lines, Intermodal Services, Am-Can, and Logistics Solutions — employ more than 8,500 individuals and operate more than 90 terminals and logistics centers in North America. The truckload carrier provides services for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with a fleet of 2,500 flatbed trailers, 3,200 dry van trailers, and 47 refrigerated vans.

Westport Axle is the newest addition to the Universal family, recently acquired from a Brazil-based industrial group. Based in Louisville, Ky., Westport provides warehousing and component distribution services to U.S. manufacturers of Classes 4-8 trucks, recreational vehicles and super duty trucks, and also manufactures and distributes steering knuckles and axle components for the automotive industry.

05 Aug 2014
Automotive demand, increasingly global in nature, is keeping Universal Truckload Services busy.
10 Jun 2014
Jeff Rogers, until last September the president of YRC Freight, will have a new job and a new challenge next year when he becomes the next CEO of Universal Truckload Services.
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16 May 2014
The first quarter was warmer for trucking than you might think — at least financially.
08 Apr 2014
Contract truckload rates are set to rise higher than anticipated, BB&T says, as carrier try to recoup high costs and compensate for lower earnings following this winter's disruptive storms.
26 Mar 2014
Heavy snow and frigid temperatures in the Midwest will keep Universal Truckload Services' earnings from rising to their projected levels in the first quarter, the trucking firm warned. It's not alone.