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.