Knight Transportation, Inc.
Is NSC’s Intermodal Volume Growth Keeping Pace with Peers?
Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) total intermodal traffic rose 2.4% in the week ended March 11, 2017.
What sets J.B. Hunt apart from its competitors?
In this part of the series, we’ll discuss what sets J.B. Hunt (JBHT) apart from its competitors. The company has more than 40 years of experience.
UPS: What Led Its Supply Chain and Freight Growth in Q3 2018?
United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Supply Chain & Freight vertical accounts for ~20% of its total revenues.
Ryder System Consolidates Position with New Maintenance Facility
On September 20, Ryder System announced the opening of a new full-service maintenance facility in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Driver Shortage for Truckload Carriers and Q2 Employee Costs
The LTL (less-than-truckload) companies were nearly immune to the acute driver shortage faced by the US trucking industry until 2017.
How Have Major US Truckload Carrier Stocks Trended in 2018?
The US truckload segment is highly fragmented. The segment is expected to witness a lot of merger and acquisitions in upcoming quarters.
A Look at Truckload Carriers’ Capex in 2Q17
Swift Transportation (SWFT) has the lowest capex-to-revenues ratio. In 2Q17, this ratio was 4.4% compared with 3.5% in 2Q16.
The Impact of the 2Q17 Adjusted Earnings of US Truckload Carriers
Swift Transportation’s adjusted earnings fell 26.5% in 2Q17 to $0.25 per share from $0.34 per share in 2Q16.
Will the Rise in Crude Oil Benefit US-Based Truckload Carriers?
Among the discussed companies, Heartland Express’s (HTLD) fuel cost as a percentage of operating expenses has risen 1.8% in 2Q17 to 19.7%.
How the Driver Shortage Impacts Truckload Carriers’ Employee Costs
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a major labor organization in the US, has been fighting against the implementation of legislation on autonomous trucks in the US.
Which Truckload Carriers Saw the Best Operating Margins in 2Q17?
Heartland Express’s operating margin grew 1.2% to 16.4% in 2Q17 compared to 15.2% in 2Q16.
Which Truckload Carriers Left Their Peers behind in 2Q17 Revenue Growth?
Landstar Systems’ (LSTR) 2Q17 revenues rose 12.3% on a year-over-year basis.
Are the Swift and Knight Deal’s Synergies Overstated?
Both Swift Transportation (SWFT) and Knight Transportation (KNX) expect their proposed merger to be accretive to their adjusted earnings per share.
What’s the Story behind the Swift and Knight Transportation Deal?
The proposed merger of Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation seeks to combine two of North America’s major truckload transportation companies under a common ownership.
Will Knight-Swift Transportation Shake Up the Trucking Industry?
On April 10, 2017, the North American trucking sector woke up to the ringing of merger bells. Major truckload carriers Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation announced that they would combine.
How Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Volumes Compare to Peers
Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) total intermodal traffic rose 2.7% in the week ended March 4, 2017.
How Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Volumes Stands up to Peers
Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) total intermodal traffic rose 5.6% in the week ended February 4, 2017.
What Affected the 3Q16 Earnings of Major US Truckload Carriers?
In this article, we’ll take a look at the earnings of the major truckload carriers under review in this series.
Pay Close Attention to Truckload Carriers’ Operating Margins
Heartland Express (HTLD) enjoys the highest operating margins of 15%–19% in our group under review.
Understanding the Impact of Hours-of-Service Rules on Truckload Carriers
In July 2013, the FMCSA of the US Department of Transportation extended safety regulations regarding truckload drivers’ hours of service.
Understanding the Impact of Customer Losses on Swift Transportation’s Refrigerated Segment
The average operational truck count in Swift Transportation’s Refrigerated segment has dropped by 220 trucks, or by 11.8%, in 2Q16, as compared to 2Q15.
Meet FedEx’s Technological Arm: FedEx Office
Memphis-based FedEx (FDX) bought Kinko’s printing chain for $2.4 billion in 2004 to compete with United Parcel Services’ (UPS) Mail Boxes.
J.B. Hunt 360: J.B. Hunt Transport’s Technological Innovation
JHBT calls J.B. Hunt 360 an intuitive transportation management system. The company claims to realize improved workflows, tighter integration, and mobile tools.
What are Landstar’s competitive advantages?
Landstar and other 3PLs perform better during supply disruptions, when they can secure trucks among their large networks of small carriers.
J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services segment
J.B. Hunt’s (JBHT) Dedicated Contract Services segment supplies customers with drivers and equipment. For 2013, the segment’s revenue was $1.2 billion.