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    Earnings Report

    Will Rise in Crude Oil Benefit US Truckload Carriers in 2018?

    The average US on-highway diesel prices in 3Q17 have risen 20% compared to the same quarter last year.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Kansas City Southern: Its Intermodal Volumes in Week 23

    KSU’s trailer volumes fell 9.5% in week 23, whereas container traffic contracted by 2.4% in the same week.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which US Trucking Carrier Has the Best Operating Cash Flow?

    Operating cash flow is a vital parameter for judging the health of a transportation company because it points to efficiency in operating assets and liabilities.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kansas City Southern: Trailer Volumes Drive Intermodal Growth

    In the week ended April 1, 2017, KSU reported a year-over-year rise of 10% in its overall intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Trucking Company Tops in Dividend Growth?

    In the second quarter 2016, Werner Enterprises (WERN) declared a dividend of $0.06 per share. That’s an increase of 20% from the corresponding period last year.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Behind Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Growth amid Weak Trailers

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a 7.2% rise in its overall intermodal volumes of containers and trailers in the week ended July 1, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why United Parcel Service’s Operating Margin Declined in Q3 2018

    UPS’s operating profit declined 4.7% to $1.7 billion in the third quarter from $1.8 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Ryder System Missed Earnings but Beat Revenues, Stock Down 7%

    Today, Ryder System (R) released its Q3 2018 earnings before the opening bell. Ryder’s Q3 adjusted EPS jumped 23.3% year-over-year.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal Revenues Grew in the Third Quarter

    In the third quarter, the Intermodal segment’s revenues were $1.22 billion—up 16% compared to $1.05 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Could United Parcel Service’s Revenues Grow in H2 2018?

    United Parcel Service (UPS) expects its B2C volumes to outpace its B2B volumes for the rest of 2018.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Leverage Position of US Truckload Carriers after 3Q17

    Ryder System (R) has a forward EBITDA of ~$1.8 billion against a total debt of ~$5.3 billion.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    US Truckload Carriers: Accelerating into 2018

    Trucks currently haul ~70% of all merchandise shipped in the United States. Volumes are expected to reach ~10.7 billion tons in 2017 with $719 billion in revenues.

    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

    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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    Earnings Report

    Norfolk Southern: International Pushed Intermodal Revenues in 2Q17

    NSC’s Intermodal segment’s revenues rose 10% to $593.0 million from $538.0 million in 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why CSX’s Intermodal Revenues Rose in 2Q17

    In this section, we’ll review the performance of CSX’s (CSX) intermodal segment in 2Q17.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside Kansas City Southern’s Trailer Decline Last Week

    In the week ended July 8, 2017, Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a marginal loss in its total intermodal volumes (containers and trailers).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Diving into Kansas City Southern’s Week 25 Intermodal Data

    Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total intermodal traffic in terms of containers and trailers rose 10.6% in the week ended June 24, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Major Trucking Companies’ Stock Movement during the Last Year

    Trucking companies’ fuel surcharge revenues are directly tied to fuel prices. With the momentum in fuel prices, surcharge revenues are expected to pick up.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Behind Kansas City Southern’s Week 19 Intermodal Volumes

    In the past few weeks, Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest Class I railroad company in the United States, has seen its intermodal traffic slow.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    CNI’s Intermodal Growth Continued in Week 19

    Canadian National Railway moved more than 50,100 containers in the 19th week of 2017, compared to the nearly 40,900 containers it moved in the corresponding week of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway: Intermodal Growth Continues in Week 18

    Canadian National Railway moved more than 48,400 containers in the 18th week of 2017, compared with nearly 42,300 containers in the corresponding week of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Kansas City Southern: A Look at Its Intermodal Traffic

    Kansas City Southern’s intermodal traffic In the past few weeks, Kansas City Southern (Kansas City Southern), the smallest Class I railroad company in the United States, has seen its intermodal traffic slow. In the week ended April 29, 2017, Kansas City Southern reported a YoY (year-over-year) fall of 6.1% in its overall intermodal traffic. Kansas City […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Canadian National Railway’s Intermodal Volumes

    Canadian National Railway’s intermodal volumes In the 17th week of 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal volumes rose 9.4%. There was no trailer movement in the week. The company moved more than 47,000 containers in the 17th week of 2017, compared with more than 43,000 containers in the corresponding week of 2016. The rise […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway’s Intermodal Traffic Surged in Week 16

    In the week ended April 22, 2017, the 16th week of 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal volumes rose 10.4%. There was no trailer movement in the week.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway: Behind the Intermodal Volumes in Week 15

    In the week ended April 15, 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal volumes rose 9.4%. There was no trailer movement that week.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Kansas City Southern: Rise in Trailers Not Enough for Intermodal

    In the week ended April 15, 2017, Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a YoY (year-over-year) fall of 16% in its overall intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway: Intermodal Growth Scripts Story

    In the week ended April 8, 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal volumes rose 11.5%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Kansas City Southern: Containers Fell, Trailers Rose in Week 14

    In the week ended April 8, 2017, Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a YoY (year-over-year) fall of 3.5% in its overall intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Rise in KSU’s Intermodal Traffic in the 12th Week

    Until the past few weeks, Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest Class I railroad company in the United States, was seeing a slowdown in intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Volumes

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 20.8% in its overall intermodal traffic in the week ended December 24, 2016.

    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

    Looking at US Truckload Carriers through Analysts’ Eyes

    In this part of the series, we’ll take a look at what Wall Street analysts are saying about US truckload carriers and how they’re rating the stocks.

    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

    The Word on the Street: What Analysts Are Saying about Truckload Carriers

    Swift Transportation has a consensus rating of 4.36 or “strong buy” among truckload carriers. Out of 22 analysts, 15 gave it a “buy” recommendation.

    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

    JBHT’s Asset-Light Business: Integrated Capacity Solutions

    J.B. Hunt Transport’s (JBHT) Integrated Capacity Solutions segment provides conventional freight brokerage and transportation logistics solutions.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Competes with J.B. Hunt Transport Services?

    J.B. Hunt Transport’s (JBHT) peer group includes trucking companies that compete in the national marketplace and some of the US Class I railroads. The company updates its peer group every year.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Major Risks Faced by Kansas City Southern?

    Kansas City Southern is subject to competition from truck carriers, barge lines, and other maritime shippers. Given KSU’s relatively small scale of operations, its competition is probably the toughest among all Class I railroads.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How ODFL grew to become the fifth largest trucking company

    Earl and Lillian Congdon founded Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) in 1934 with a single truck in Richmond, Virginia.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A look at Landstar’s business model

    Landstar’s success is highly dependent on high revenue-generating sales reps, as well as on the volume increases by BCOs and customers.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///LSTR Insurance Segment
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What does the Insurance segment of Landstar do?

    The insurance segment of Landstar System contributed about 1% to the company’s revenues for 2013, 2012, and 2011.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Landstar System makes money

    Landstar’s success lies in its ability to provide a complete logistics solution through various transportation modes and up-to-date technology.

    By Ally Schmidt
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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

    Landstar: Where it all started

    Landstar invested $12 million in upgrading its IT and communications systems, making use of satellite technology and mobile equipment to track its fleet.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    J.B. Hunt’s Integrated Capacity Solutions segment

    J.B. Hunt’s (JBHT) Integrated Capacity Solutions segment provides non-asset, asset-light, traditional freight brokerage and transportation logistics solutions to customers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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