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Freight Transportation Arrangement Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Freight Transportation Arrangement

Overview: the U.S. Freight Transportation Arrangement Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Freight Transportation Arrangement: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Freight Transportation Arrangement industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Transportation Of Other Goods By Road

Freight Transportation Arrangement Services

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier Service

Rental Of Heavy Trucks, Tractor Trailers, And Buses With Driver

Operations And Supply Chain Management Consulting Services

Packing Services For Goods

Other Products

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Freight Transportation Arrangement Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Freight Transportation Arrangement companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Freight Transportation Arrangement company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Freight Transportation Arrangement industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Freight Transportation Arrangement measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Sales Representatives, Services 6%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 56%
Financial Clerks 5%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Customer Service Representatives 6%
Customer Service Representatives 6%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 31%
Cargo and Freight Agents 21%
Cargo and Freight Agents 21%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 20%
Motor Vehicle Operators 7%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 7%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Freight Transportation Arrangement Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Tigers Usa Global Logistics trademarks "TIGERS" - Online retail store services - 02/23/2018
  • Kasim International trademarks "HELZY" - soups; frozen broth - 02/02/2018
  • Vin Worldwide Transport trademarks "VINAIR" - Arranging for pickup, delivery, storage and transportation of documents, packages, freight and parcels via ground and air carriers; Business consulting services relating to product distribution, operations management services, logistics, reverse logistics, supply chain, and production systems and distribution solutions; Business management services - 01/05/2018
  • American Global Logistics raises $16 million in funding. - 08/01/2017
  • Cargo Chief patents Partial Load Shipment Consolidation And Scheduling - 02/16/2017
  • Janel raises $3 million in funding. - 03/30/2016
  • Cargo Chief raises $2 million in funding. - 08/24/2015
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide patents Foldable Containers - 07/30/2015
  • Pacific Logistics patents System And Method For Supply Chain Management - 09/18/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    C.H. Robinson Worldwide127
    Cargo Chief14
    Pacific Logistics4
    Manna Freight Systems

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Port of Dover record freight traffic proves need for 'right' Brexit deal, says chief executive - The Freight Transport Association – one of the UK’s largest trades ... loads can pass through Dover and the French ports will be a big test of the post-Brexit arrangement. “With roll-on roll-off traffic growing at the current rates, getting ... (01/09/2018)
    • Record number of lorries using Dover port raises fears of Brexit delays - “The ease with which vehicles and their loads can pass through Dover and the French ports will be a big test of the post-Brexit arrangement,” said James Hookham, the deputy chief executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA). He called on the ... (01/09/2018)
    • Food Logistics and the Supply Chain After Brexit Up for Discussion at London Refrigeration Event - UK – Despite all the hype and prevarication Brexit is happening, and the long term effects on freight and the supply chain cannot ... engage with Government and help shape the future customs arrangements for the UK post Brexit, and understand the ... (01/08/2018)
    • British Ports Association looking to shape the agenda in 2018 - These include continued interaction and influencing on the Brexit discussions, promotion of planning and freight policy reform, calls for increased transport connectivity ... to any new customs and environmental arrangements. A number of ports ... (01/05/2018)
    • How Blockchain Can Increase the Efficiency of The Trade & Logistics Industry - It is possible to use various channels for the shipping freight: air, sea, rail and road. The life cycle of any transportation, regardless of the channel used, is determined by four main participants. Shippers are the customers of the logistics services ... (01/05/2018)
    • What other sectors want from Brexit - Transitional arrangements were also vital for the freight sector, which called on Government to ensure the industry only had to adapt to new rules and requirements once, with the transitional period preserving the status quo. Freight Transport Association ... (01/05/2018)
    • British Ports Association Sets Priorities for 2018 - These include continued interaction and influencing on the Brexit discussions, promotion of planning and freight policy reform, calls for increased transport connectivity ... to any new customs and environmental arrangements. A number of ports ... (01/03/2018)
    • Three big questions on cross-channel customs - deputy chief executive of the Freight Transport Association. “What many businesses will want to know in 2018 is what the customs arrangements are going to be like on either side of the channel. That will determine as much as anything how Brexit looks and ... (01/02/2018)
    • Rail Freight Transportation Market in APAC - Trends and Forecasts by Technavio - The rail freight transportation market in APAC is expected to register ... New strategies, such as build–operate–transfer (BOT) arrangements, public–private partnerships, and complete private funding, are adopted to enhance railway reliability ... (07/28/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $19,587,869 on Freight Transportation Arrangement. It has awarded 980 contracts to 101 companies, with an average value of $193,939 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Freight Transportation Arrangement to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Warehousing Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Freight Transportation ArrangementOpportunity/Threat
    General Warehousing & Storage
    Marine Cargo Handling
    Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage
    Long Distance Freight Trucking
    Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload)

    Since sales from Freight Transportation Arrangement are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Warehousing Services, companies in the Freight Transportation Arrangement industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Warehousing Services Product Sales Report

    Warehousing Services - Integrated Third-Part Logistics Serv
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Freight Transportation ArrangementOpportunity/Threat
    General Warehousing & Storage
    Long Distance Freight Trucking
    Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload)
    Local Freight Trucking Competing industry
    Moving Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Warehousing Services - Integrated Third-Part Logistics Serv are less than those from Freight Transportation Arrangement. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehousing Services - Integrated Third-Part Logistics Serv sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Warehousing Services - Integrated Third-Part Logistics Serv Product Sales Report