Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide has a host of specialized trucking operations. Its dedicated contract carrier is the largest
refrigerated trailer operator. In addition, it is the only owner-operator-dominated ( 75 percent) DCC. Wal-Mart is its largest customer. Approximately 50 percent of DCC revenue is from 11 of
Wal-Mart’s 39 DCs. Operations are DC to store. Average revenues
run $135,000 to $140,000 per tractor reflective of the short haul
nature of most of Greatwide’s business. DCC operations have
always been the strong point of Greatwide’s offerings. In November 2009, Greatwide acquired YRC Logistics’ Dedicated Contract
Carriage division. DCC is about 55 percent of Greatwide’s business. Greatwide also has heavy flatbed and good freight broker-age/transportation management. Greatwide is actively providing
cross-docking services as part of upgraded value-added warehousing and distribution services.
Werner Enterprises Dedicated
Werner is a major dedicated contract carrier and
Werner Global Logistics (WGL) is a licensed U.S. NVOCC, U.S.
Customs Broker, TSA-approved Indirect Air Carrier, ITAR Certified
Air Carrier and IATA Accredited Cargo Agent.
Werner Global Logistics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is a licensed freight forwarder and NVOCC in China and a logistics, consulting, warehousing,
consolidation and ground transport operator throughout China.
Werner Global Logistics Mexico provides freight forwarding and
NVOCC services to Werner Enterprises’ customers in Mexico.
The Value Added Services operation consists of brokerage,
freight management and intermodal services.
VAS and WGL have grown to more than $450m in annual freight
under management. When adjusted for accounting revenues, combined gross revenues for 2010 were $273m and accounted for 15
percent of Werner Enterprises’ total revenues. Total operating
income for the non-asset logistics services operations was $11m in
2010, which equated to 8.1 percent of Werner Enterprises’ total
Before 2009, Werner Enterprises’ Dedicated services operations
had grown at over 33 percent annually. With 2011 revenues of
$780m, Dedicated services accounted for 40 percent of Werner
Enterprises’ revenues and approximately 47 percent of its total truck
fleet with 3,400 tractors. Dedicated services’ largest customer is Dollar General. Other major Dedicated services accounts include
Anheuser-Busch, ConAgra Foods, Family Dollar, Home Depot,
Kraft, OfficeMax, P&G, Sears, Staples and Wal-Mart (power only).
Dedicated services manages over 120 individual customer fleets
ranging from one to 100+ tractors. About 70 percent of the fleets are
managed on-site at customer locations and about 30 percent of the
smaller fleets are managed from Werner Enterprises’ operations
center in Omaha.
Founded in 1932, NFI offers a variety of integrated
supply chain services. Its strongest operations are in
the Northeast, California, Illinois, Ohio and Texas. The company is
one of the largest privately held third-party logistics providers in
North America. NFI’s divisions include NFI Logistics, NFI Distribution, NFI Transportation (dedicated and OTR), NFI Intermodal, NFI
Real Estate, NFI Global, NFI Contract Packaging, and NFI Consulting. NFI relies on NFI Real Estate for new warehouse facilities and
National Distribution for established locations.
NFI continues to integrate its divisions and move its asset-based
transportation away from transaction business to dedicated carriage. NFI made a few acquisitions over the past year, including IPD
Global (now NFI Canada), World Warehouse and Distribution and
the West Coast operation of Maersk subsidiary The Gilbert Company. NFI is at its best in integrated operations involving dedicated
contract carriage, transportation management and value-added
warehousing and distribution.
Transplace is a leading domestic non-asset-based
transportation manager with offices in the U.S., Mexico and Hong Kong. It has expanded its international transportation
management capabilities and is building out its Mexican market
operations. Transplace manages over four million shipments annually, representing more than $3bn in transportation spend.
In December 2009, Transplace was acquired by CI Capital Partners. Having new owners has allowed Transplace to pursue domestic and international expansion. In October 2011, Transplace added
intermodal marketing company, Celtic International, to complement it transportation management operations. Celtic is based in
Chicago and will be a stand-alone division of Transplace.