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.

26 Feb 2016
Weak demand for energy and steel products sapped loads from the flatbed trailers operated by Universal Truckload Services in the fourth quarter, pulling transportation revenue down 9.1 percent to $177.5 million, the trucking and logistics company said Thursday.
28 Jul 2015
Universal Truckload Services’ second quarter profit and revenue slipped amid reduced truckload demand, but the company said volume and pricing strengthened for other businesses, notably intermodal drayage.
30 Jun 2015
The Michigan-based truckload carrier expects lower second quarter revenue than a year ago but better revenue than in the first quarter as the freight economy slowly expands.
06 Apr 2015
Slower U.S. economic growth is dampening first-quarter earnings expectations at Universal Truckload Services, which said lower than expected demand in February and March was a drag on first-quarter earnings.
24 Nov 2014
The nation’s largest regional less-than-truckload carrier is moving to larger digs.
13 Nov 2014
The third quarter was good to practically all the publicly owned U.S. trucking companies: none reported losses, and their combined revenue rose 10.7 percent to more than $10 billion, supported by a second quarter of stronger freight demand and economic growth.
30 Oct 2014
Universal Truckload executive vice president and soon-to-be CEO Jeff Rogers spent years running LTL trucking companies, but don't call him an 'LTL guy.'
30 Oct 2014
Universal Truckload Services looks forward to hauling more of a product close to the company’s heart — heavy trucks — and is expanding in vertical markets beyond automotive, particularly energy and retail markets.