April 11, 2017 4:00 PM, EDT

Video Analysis: What Drove the Knight-Swift Merger

TT's Joe Howard, Daniel Bearth

Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard talks with Senior Features Writer Daniel Bearth, the one responsible for compiling TT's Top 100 list of for hire carriers, about the April 10 merger between Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation, forming the nation's largest full truckload company. What prompted the move between the carriers that rank No. 29 and No. 6 on the for-hire TT100, and what will be the effect on the rankings? Watch this short video analysis above.

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TRUCKLOAD RANKINGS: Swift No. 1 on 2015 list