Daniel P. Bearth

Business, Equipment, Logistics

Don Daseke: ‘My Philosophy Is to Invest in People’

Don Daseke Don Daseke celebrates his company being listed on the Nasdaq as DSKE in 2017. (Daseke Inc.)

Don Daseke’s family business is owning businesses. Read more about this industry innovator in the first installment of "Accelerators."

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

Refrigerated, Flatbed Carriers See Surge in Business in 2018

A Landstar flatbed truck hauling a tractor TT File Photo

Refrigerated carriers posted uneven results in 2018 with several firms generating double-digit gains and others seeing a drop in revenue.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

LTL, Parcel Fleets Grow, but Outlook Mixed in Other Sectors

FedEx trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Revenue gains for less-than-truckload carriers were solid in 2018, with momentum coming from increased manufacturing activity and retail sales, along with the loss of competition in some markets due to the shutdown of New England Motor Freight.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

Many Carriers Enjoy 2018 Banner Year for Revenue Growth

Revenue breakdown for trucking sectors

It was a historically great year for trucking in 2018 with robust growth in revenue and better margins, but not all companies saw the benefits of a strong economy.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Fleets Transitioning to New Management as Industry Prepares for the Road Ahead

Ben McLean and John Ruan III Ruan CEO Ben McLean (center) and Chairman John Ruan III meet with drivers and other employees in La Vergne, Tenn. McLean is part of a new generation of leaders taking the reins at major trucking firms. (Ruan Transportation Management Systems)

As the trucking industry enters a new age, fleets increasingly are turning to a new generation of leaders.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

Female Executives Advancing in Trucking Industry

ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds speaks to employees. More than a quarter of the company’s leadership roles are held by women. (ArcBest Corp.)

Women are taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies, a move that is being championed by executives at some of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Four Generations and Counting at C.R. England, Pride Transport

Dan England with sons C.R. England's chairman, Dan England (center), with his sons Josh (from left), Chad, Zach and TJ (C.R. England Inc.).

No trucking company has a longer history of keeping the business in the family than C.R. England Inc.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

How to Name a Trucking Company

Trucking Company A CalArk truck on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. Some companies get inspiration from the regions in which they operate. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Names can sometimes have an impact that goes beyond the original business.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Lazer Spot Makes First Acquisition, Buys Assets of Mesko Spotting Service

Lazer Spot truck A pair of Lazer Spot trucks. The company is based in Alpharetta, Ga. (TT file photo)

Lazer Spot Inc. moved to expand its distribution center yard management services by purchasing assets of Mesko Spotting Service Inc., a rival company based in Allentown, Pa., for an undisclosed amount.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US Logistics Costs Rise 11.4% in 2018, Report Says

US Logistics Costs Trucks travel across the World Trade International Bridge in Laredo, Texas. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Businesses spent $1.64 trillion on transportation and logistics services in the United States in 2018, a jump of 11.4% from the prior year, as companies retooled supply chains in response to the growth in online sales and tight capacity drove up freight rates.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 19, 2019

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