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  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian Pacific: Domestic Intermodal Growth Matters

    In the week ended April 1, 2017, Canadian Pacific reported a 6.3% rise in overall intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Traffic Trended

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been rising for the past few weeks.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Comparing Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few weeks, in the week ended January 28, 2017, CP reported a fall of 7.5% in overall intermodal traffic. Intermodal data indicates that the fall was due to a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes fell […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Decline in Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes?

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few quarters, for the week ended January 14, 2017, CP reported a fall of 4.5% in overall intermodal traffic. The intermodal data indicates that the fall was led by a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    How Truckload Carriers Have Returned Cash to Investors in 2Q17

    J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) raised its share repurchases by $80.0 million in 1H17 compared with 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Shrink Too Much?

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended June 4, 2016, was down by 14.8%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What the Direction of October’s Truck Tonnage Index Indicates

    In this article, we’ll look at the direction of the Truck Tonnage Index (or TTI) in October 2016.

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes Matter

    In the eighth week of 2017, BNSF’s overall intermodal traffic rose slightly by 0.8% YoY to ~100,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Pacific versus Canadian National: A Key Intermodal Comparison

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been on roll for the past few weeks. It reported a 3.6% YoY rise for the week ended February 4.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    In the 13th Week of 2017, BNSF Railway Moved More Trailers Than UNP

    In the 13th week of 2017, BNSF Railway (BRK-B) recorded a 17.6% rise in its overall intermodal traffic on a year-over-year basis.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Compare with the US Railroads?

    The total traffic for BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) Intermodal segment for the week ended November 5, 2016, was up 3.2%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal: Your Industry Comparison

    In the fifth week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) container traffic rose 6.2% YoY.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Fall in Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes?

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few quarters, for the week ended January 21, 2017, CP reported a fall of 2.5% in overall intermodal traffic. Intermodal data indicates that the fall was due to a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes fell […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How Is FedEx Progressing in the TNT Express Integration?

    FedEx (FDX) expects TNT Express integration expenses to be ~$450.0 million for fiscal 2019.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    What’s behind FedEx Express’s Revenue Growth?

    In this article, we’ll consider FedEx’s (FDX) Express segment’s performance in the fourth quarter.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Why Investors Should Watch the Truck Tonnage Index

    ATA’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.1% in July after falling 4.4% in June 2017.

    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
  • uploads///NSC Intermodal
    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
  • uploads///CSX Intermodal
    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 Norfolk Southern Trailers and Containers in Week 27

    NSC overall intermodal volumes declined 0.3% YoY in the week ended July 8, 2017, moving over 64,000 containers and trailers for the period.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    What Happened to Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Traffic in Week 26?

    In the 26th week of 2017, Norfolk Southern (NSC) saw its overall intermodal volumes expressed containers and trailers grow 8.9%.

    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

    Comparing BNSF’s Intermodal Rise with UNP’s in Week 19

    In the 19th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 6.3% YoY (year-over-year) to ~101,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    BNSF Railway: How Its Intermodal Fared in Week 18

    In the 18th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 1.4% year-over-year to ~97,600 containers and trailers, compared with 96,300 containers 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

    How BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes Compare

    BNSF Railway’s intermodal volumes In the 17th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 6.7% YoY (year-over-year) to ~102,000 containers and trailers, compared with 95,000 containers in the corresponding week of 2016. The company’s container volumes rose 7.1% to ~91,000 containers. BNSF’s trailer volumes rose 3.4% YoY to ~10,000 trailers. The rise […]

    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

    Unpacking BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Traffic in Week 16

    In the 16th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic fell 4% YoY (year-over-year) to more than 93,000 containers and trailers.

    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

    BNSF Railway: How Intermodal Volumes Compared in Week 15

    In the 15th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 5.1% YoY to more than 100,000 containers and trailers.

    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

    BNSF Railway: How Intermodal Volumes Compared in Week 14

    In the 14th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 9.2% on a YoY basis to more than 98,000 containers and trailers.

    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

    For Canadian National, Intermodal Traffic Follows Growth Story

    In the week ended March 25, 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal volumes rose 24.2%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Compare in the 12th Week

    In the 12th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 17.6% YoY to more than 98,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes: Containers Surge, Trailers Lag

    In the 11th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 6.7% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to over 93,000 containers and trailers.

    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

    This Truckload Carrier’s Capital Expenditure Bucks the Trend

    In the current weak freight regime, the extent of capital expenditure throws light on the growth prospects of these trucking carriers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Swim against the Tide

    BNSF’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended July 23, 2016, rose by 2%.

    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

    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

    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

    J.B. Hunt Transport’s Dedicated Contract Services Division

    J.B. Hunt Transport (JBHT) has a network of roughly 89 cross-dock locations throughout the US to support the company’s final-mile, or last-mile, delivery services.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian National Railway: Class I Railroad with a Robust Network

    A Class I railroad in the US, or a Class I railway in Canada, is one of the largest freight railroads based on operating revenue. US Class I Railroads are line haul freight railroads with 2014 operating revenues of ~$475.75 million.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Fund Managers

    What Investors Should Know about the Trucking Industry

    The condition of the trucking industry provides a basis for reading the status of the economy. Over 65% of the freight in the US is transported on trucks.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Earnings Report

    Swift Transportation: A Company Overview

    Swift operates a diverse fleet of 18,000 tractors, 60,000 trailers, and 8,700 intermodal containers from more than 40 terminals in the US and Mexico.

    By Ally Schmidt
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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

    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
  • uploads///LSTR Market Cap
    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

    Swift Transportation’s geographic and industrial spread

    Swift Transportation’s (SWFT) geographic and industrial spread is huge. It reaches its customers through its strong network of more than 40 terminals.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///SWFT Historical growth
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Swift Transportation’s history of successful growth

    Swift Transportation (SWFT) was founded in 1966. It was a small startup with just one truck. It was primarily operated by the owner.

    By Ally Schmidt
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