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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Estimate for Major Truckload Carriers in 2018

    A tax deduction for capital expenditures according to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a boon for the transportation industry.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt: Analysts Have a Divided View

    J.B. Hunt has a consensus 12-month target price of $133.80 per share, which implies a return potential of 10.1% over the next 52 weeks.

    By Samuel Prince
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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
  • uploads///ODFL Technologies
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does ODFL have a technological edge?

    ODFL gets a technological edge from its series of wireless automated dock and yard management procedures for its 117 service centers across the US.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Landstar’s 3Q14 performance

    On a year-to-date basis, Landstar’s revenues stood at $2,321 million, an 18% year-over-year increase from 2013.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt on the Street: Analyst Recommendations after the 3Q17 Results

    J.B. Hunt (JBHT) has a consensus rating of 2.19, indicating a “buy.” Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, six (28.6%) recommend a “strong buy.”

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///JBHT Debt
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why JBHT’s Balance Sheet is Cleaner than the Railroads’

    J.B. Hunt (JBHT) predominantly uses debt for the purchase of revenue equipment. Usually, a truck is replaced in four years. However, the company didn’t replace trucks purchased from 1998–2000.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Werner Enterprises Beats Earnings Estimates, Falls 5.1%

    On January 29, 2018, Omaha-headquartered truckload carrier Werner Enterprises (WERN) announced its 4Q17 and 2017 results.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Inside US Truckload Carriers’ Valuations after 3Q17 Earnings

    Landstar System (LSTR) has the highest EV-to-forward-EBITDA multiple of 14.1x, followed by JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Behind the Solid Revenue Rise in J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services in 3Q17

    J.B. Hunt’s DCS segment’s revenues grew 11% to $438.0 million, up from $394.0 million in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt’s Truckload segment 4Q14 financial performance

    J.B. Hunt’s operating income grew to a strong $8.1 million, beating the $1 million loss in the same quarter last year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Analyzing Swift’s Intermodal segment

    Swift Transportation (SWFT) is one of the strongest players in the Intermodal segment. It has a large and strong network. Its network spreads across the US.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt Shares Rose 6% after Strong Q4 Results

    J.B. Hunt Transport shares gained ~6% in the extended trading session on January 17 after the company reported its fourth-quarter results.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Werner Enterprises Beat Q3 Estimates, Stock Fell 2.9%

    Werner Enterprises announced its third-quarter results on October 18 and beat analysts’ adjusted EPS estimate of $0.59 by 7.3%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///JBHT Intermodal
    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

    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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    Earnings Report

    How Major US Road Transporter Stocks Fared in 2018

    In 2017, trucks hauled 10.8 billion tons of freight, representing 70.2% of all the domestic freight tonnage in the United States.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How EXPD’s Customs Brokerage Segment Fared in the Second Quarter

    The robust second-quarter growth in the Customs Brokerage segment’s revenue was mainly driven by higher shipments.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why XPO Could Beat Analysts’ Q2 2018 Earnings Estimate

    For XPO, analysts estimate adjusted EPS of $0.98 in the second quarter. That’s a 63.3% growth rate YoY (year-over-year).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing the Road Carriers’ First-Quarter Operating Margins

    Schneider National’s operating margin grew 1.6% in the first quarter to 5.9% from 4.3% in the same quarter last year.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Genesee & Wyoming’s Carloads in January

    In January 2018, Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) combined carloads from all of the reporting segments fell 0.6%—compared to January 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    What Happened to Werner Enterprises’ Operating Margins in 4Q17?

    Werner Enterprise earned an operating income of $45.1 million in 4Q17, a rise of 29% compared to its operating income of $35.0 million in 4Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Did Werner Enterprises Surpass Analysts’ Estimates in 4Q17?

    In 4Q17, Werner Enterprises (WERN) reported revenue of $567.4 million. The company beat Thomson Reuters–surveyed analysts’ consensus revenue estimate of $553.8 million by 2.4%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    What Sank CSX’s Intermodal Revenues in 4Q17?

    CSX’s (CSX) intermodal revenues shrank 1.3% to $471.0 million in 4Q17, down from $477.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    How the Electronic Logging Device Mandate Could Affect Truckers

    Commercial vehicle drivers are required to install ELDs (electronic logging devices) in their vehicles by December 18, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Tracking the Truck Tonnage Index of US Truckload Carriers

    The ATA’s advanced seasonally adjusted index of for-hire trucks rose 3.3% to 147.6 in October 2017 on a sequential basis, from 142.9 in the previous month.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    How US Truckload Carriers Returned Cash to Investors in 3Q17

    Looking at US truckload carriers’ forward dividend yields, we see that Ryder System (R) has the highest yield, followed by JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Which US Truckload Carriers Performed Best in 3Q17 Revenue?

    Heartland Express (HTLD) reported a 22% growth in 3Q17 operating revenues to $182.1 million, from $149.3 million in the third quarter 2016.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Why J.B. Hunt’s ICS Revenues Posted Solid Growth in 3Q17

    J.B. Hunt’s Integrated Capacity Solutions segment reported a 16% YoY (year-over-year) rise in 3Q17, reaching $269.0 million, compared with $233.0 million in 3Q16.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Looking at J.B. Hunt Transport Stock before Its 2Q17 Earnings

    J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) is expected to announce its 2Q17 earnings on the morning of July 17, 2017. Although JBHT’s earnings are under pressure, its revenue growth has been steady.

    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

    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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    Earnings Report

    Why Did J.B. Hunt Transport’s 3Q16 Intemodal Revenue Rise?

    the Intermodal segment remains J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ largest segment. In 3Q16, this segment contributed 57% of the company’s total operating revenue.

    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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    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

    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

    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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    Earnings Report

    A closer look at Landstar System

    Founded in 1988, Landstar System has grown to rank among the top trucking firms in the US.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt’s 4Q14 financial summary

    For the full year, J.B. Hunt Transportation’s revenues grew 10% year-over-year to reach $6.2 billion. Earnings per share stood at $3.16 for fiscal 2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What are ODFL’s most significant strengths and weaknesses?

    Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) has a strong pricing discipline and best-in-class service capabilities.

    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

    ODFL’s David Congdon is a man with a vision

    David Congdon is currently ODFL’s CEO and president. He has been named as one of the top three CEOs in the airfreight and surface transportation sector.

    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
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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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Swift shifts towards a growing Dedicated segment

    Swift’s Dedicated segment includes the long-term contracts with its customers. The contracts guarantee that it will have adequate capacity during peak periods.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to expect from Landstar in the future

    Landstar’s strong performance has positioned the company to take full advantage of the recovering trucking market.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Landstar: A successful blend of technology and operations

    Landstar took a step forward by launching its own mobile application for its BCOs and carriers. This new app is available across various OS platforms.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Swift’s Central Refrigerated acquisition – a good bet gone bad?

    Swift’s Central Refrigerated acquisition totaled of $225 million. Central Refrigerated is a privately-held company. It’s owned by Jerry Moyes.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s in store for J.B. Hunt in 2015?

    In 2015, J.B. Hunt (JBHT) expects its revenues to grow steadily at ~9–12%. It also expects stronger operating income. JBHT expects to add $260 million worth of new fleet.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The importance of diversifying into newer industries

    JBHT is also diversifying into newer industries to include various other products for delivery and installation. In the future, JBHT plans to keep its focus on customer service.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why J.B. Hunt’s Full-Load, Dry-Van segment is important

    J.B. Hunt’s (JBHT) Full-Load, Dry-Van, or JBT, segment offers full-load, dry-van freight. It utilizes tractors operating over roads and highways.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Important terminology in the trucking industry

    Before we discuss J.B. Hunt’s (JBHT) operations, let’s take a look at important terminology in the trucking industry. LTL shipping is the transportation of relatively small freight.

    By Ally Schmidt
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