Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ brands include Roadrunner Freight, a long-haul metro-to-metro LTL hauler; Roadrunner Intermodal, which connects U.S. businesses with the largest seaports and inland rail ramps; Ascent Global Logistics, which provides domestic freight management, international freight forwarding, and international freight consolidation services. Roadrunner’s other specialized solutions include warehousing and dedicated contract logistics.

25 Aug 2020
After selling its last remaining non-LTL subsidiaries, Roadrunner Transportation plans to shorten transit times on more lanes, improve service, and win over LTL shippers and drivers.
28 Jul 2020
The spin-off of its third-party logistics business allows Roadrunner Transportation Systems to concentrate on rebuilding and expanding its less-than-truckload business.
21 Jul 2020
Roadrunner Freight is adding new LTL terminals on two coasts and in Chicago, tightening its network as it wins more e-commerce freight and expands in a recession.
07 Feb 2020
Roadrunner Freight is cutting transit times and investing in technology and facilities as it attempts to transform itself into a higher-service, customer-focused less-than-truckload carrier.
01 Oct 2019
The 15th-largest US trucking operator will make deep cuts in its dry van truckload business and focus on LTL and logistics as it attempts to get back in the black.
07 Aug 2019
Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported revenue and profits were down in the second quarter as it battled weak conditions in the airfreight, truckload, LTL, and intermodal markets.
Top 50 Trucking Companies 2018
22 Apr 2019
The 50 largest US trucking operators grabbed a larger share of the market, while smaller carriers raised the bar in terms of revenue growth last year thanks to the strongest freight market since the 2009 recession.
12 Mar 2019
Completion of a $450 million rights offering will keep Roadrunner’s LTL and truckload capacity on the road as the operator attempts to rebuild its business.
A truck travels in the United States.
09 Jan 2019
With the US Securities and Exchange Commission closed, Roadrunner is looking for a run-around to push its rights offering and recovery plan forward.
Trucks travel on a highway in Tennessee, United States.
13 Aug 2018
Shippers take note: concerning US less-than-truckload trucking companies’ pricing power in contract talks, it’s not the end. It’s not even the beginning of the end.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems.
11 Jul 2018
The trucking and logistics operator — the 15th largest in the United States — may issue new stock or consider new equity or debt capital as it restructures.
Trucks travel on a highway in Tennessee, United States.
02 Jul 2018
The trucking company’s reorganization continues, as it registered gains in truckload freight while less-than-truckload losses rose; two former executives have been charged with committing a $245 million securities fraud.
Trucks on a US highway.
15 Mar 2018
The integration of several subsidiaries under Ascent Global Logistics is meant to strengthen domestic and international capabilities, as well as give shippers inroads to capacity.
A Roadrunner transport truck
01 Feb 2018
Roadrunner, which restated several years’ earnings, said its turnaround plan will satisfy shippers and investors. And the company has these three factors as tailwinds: shippers stuck with them, truck demand is strong, and there is a market for freight that is a day slower but considerably cheaper.
17 Aug 2017
The $95 million sale of cold-chain specialist Unitrans follows months of consolidation and rebranding at the multimodal transport operator.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
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.
09 May 2016
Facing a soft LTL market, Roadrunner takes steps to build out its U.S. network and attract freight from western Canada.
05 Apr 2016
Three acquisition-hungry companies, XPO Logistics, Celadon Group and Daseke, were the fastest-growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest U.S. trucking companies in 2015.
10 Feb 2016
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is adding less-than-truckload network capacity in Texas and Memphis and offering a guaranteed delivery service to expand business with industrial shippers.
04 Feb 2016
Organic and acquisition-fueled growth in 2015 were not enough to offset declining freight volume and falling fuel surcharge revenue in the last three months of the year for Roadrunner Transportation Systems.
21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
07 Oct 2015
Roadrunner Transportation Systems is expanding in Canada after having recently made a number of moves to increase its service in Mexico.
02 Sep 2015
The acquisition of three companies over the past year, the latest being Stagecoach Cartage in El Paso, gives Roadrunner Transportation Systems greater access to freight on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
13 Aug 2015
The 28 percent drop in retail diesel fuel prices in the second quarter cut shipper transportation expenses and boosted trucking profits, with the publicly owned motor carriers tracked by JOC.com increasing their combined operating profit by 13 percent. Higher sustainable profits in turn fuel the expansion of capacity needed by shippers.