Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Performance Across Transportation Modes. Rail Carriers are by Far the Most Profitable Overall, While Heartland Express and Old Dominion Achieve Profits Well Above their Competitors in Truckload and LTL, Respectively. As usual, over the past few weeks, SCDigest has published its quarterly review of US truckload, rail and LTL carriers, based on their earnings reports for Q1 and related management commentary. For the first time, we decided it would be fun to create a chart comparing some of those results across the three modes, which you will find below. Please note “unweighted” simply means it was a straight average across all carriers in each group, rather than weighting a metric such as group operating ratios by carrier revenues or volumes.
Q1 2013 Performance Across US Transportation Modes
From: SC Transportation