67 WALL STREET, New York - August 18, 2014 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Transportation & Logistics Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.
Topics covered: Regulatory Issues in the Trucking Industry - Trucking Pricing & Capacity Dynamics - Truckload, LTL, Parcel, Rail and Intermodal - Technology Adoption and Infrastructure Investments - Retail and Industrial Transportation Demand - Trucking Labor Shortage - Tight Truckload Capacity
Companies include: Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS) and many more.
In the following excerpt from the Transportation & Logistics Report, the President and CEO of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (RRTS) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:
TWST: Please begin with a brief history and a picture of how the company has evolved.
Mr. DiBlasi: The company has evolved from a single-dimension long-haul LTL - less than truckload - transportation service provider eight years ago to a multidimensional full-service transportation services provider today. We have added a significant amount of services through organic growth as well as through multiple acquisitions over the course of the last seven or eight years.
Today, we not only still provide long-haul LTL service, but we also provide a portfolio of services in truckload, truckload logistics, truckload brokerage, freight consolidation, inventory management, warehousing, intermodal, intermodal drayage, third-party logistics and transportation-management solutions, as well as freight forwarding, customs brokerage and global transportation services. We have added all of these services to our portfolio over the years, and we cross-sell all of them to our very large customer base.
TWST: Among the myriad of services that you offer, which contributes most to the bottom line?
Mr. DiBlasi: We operate with three segments - truckload logistics, LTL and transportation-management solutions. Each one of those segments has different incremental operating margins. LTL is our most profitable segment; TMS is next, then truckload after that.
And within these operating segments, there are different subsegments that are more profitable than others. For example, warehousing, and freight inventory and control are more profitable than intermodal drayage. Those both report up to our truckload logistics segment. So different components of services have different levels of profitability...
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