Knight Transportation, Inc.

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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    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%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pay Close Attention to Truckload Carriers’ Operating Margins

    Heartland Express (HTLD) enjoys the highest operating margins of 15%–19% in our group under review.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Ally Schmidt
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