2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Here’s what North America’s top fleets are doing to get employees of all levels involved in the process of innovation.
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Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

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On the Bubble

PGT Holdings ($225 million), is the parent of flatbed/heavy specialized carrier PGT Trucking and cyrogenic transportation service provider Southern Pines Trucking. It is based in Monaca, Pa.
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LTL carriers are adapting and expanding services to capitalize on favorable long-term trends, such as the growth of e-commerce.
Two dozen pioneering executives in the less-than-truckload freight industry came together to reflect on accomplishments.
Carriers and logistics providers are stepping into the final-mile sector to help retailers meet rising delivery expectations.
Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Could Gain from Trump Threat to Leave Postal Union

Package warehouse

U.S. e-commerce companies including Amazon.com and shippers such as FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. stand to gain from the Trump administration’s move Oct. 17 to withdraw from an international postal agreement.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2018
Business, Top 100

Marten Transport Posts Record Results in Third Quarter

Marten Transport

Marten Transport Ltd. reported its best quarterly operating results ever, among the first of what is expected to be a string of bullish financial reports from trucking companies in the third quarter.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Returns to Historical Levels of Profitability

Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc. is getting back to its old self. The North Liberty, Iowa-based truckload carrier has been battling to restore its historically rich profit margins after the acquisition of Interstate Distributor Co. in July 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Revenue Soars, but Profits Lag in Third Quarter

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported a big bump in revenue in the third quarter as higher rates boosted the top line for each of its four freight segments. Profits, however, did not keep pace as the company dealt with outstanding legal issues and absorbed start-up costs for several new large...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces Hiring Blitz for Holiday Shipping Season

UPS driver and truck

UPS Inc. plans to hire as many as 40,000 seasonal employees nationwide when it holds a one-day hiring blitz, the package delivery giant announced Oct. 15. UPS will hold 170 job fairs Oct. 19 and hire employees on the spot.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018
Business, Top 100

Element Sells Stock, Winds Down Investment in Celadon Joint Venture

Celadon

Element Fleet Management Corp. has sold 45 million shares of stock to a group of banks and investment firms for $300 million and will use the net proceeds to pay down debt and implement a plan to “meaningfully” improve the company’s financial performance and position the business for growth.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Universal Expands Drayage Business With Purchase of Specialized Rail Service

Universal

Universal Logistics Holdings expanded its intermodal drayage business in the western United States with the purchase of Specialized Rail Service Inc. for $12.3 million.

Transport Topics
October 15, 2018
Business, Top 100

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Contract With UPS

UPS

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ratified a new five-year contract with UPS Inc. for the company’s estimated 255,000 drivers and other employees who handle small freight.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Set to Acquire 5,000 Robots From Peter Thiel-Backed Startup

XPO logistics robot arm

XPO Logistics Inc. will buy 5,000 warehouse robots from a Singapore startup backed by billionaire Peter Thiel as part of a deal that makes XPO the only logistics provider to use the technology in North America, the U.K. and eight other European countries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

The Integration Challenge

Man tracking fleets on two monitors

The cloud computing services offered by businesses such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft Azure have made integration easier to accomplish. But there's a catch: The task of integrating systems “is never-ending,” technology executives say.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
October 3, 2018

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