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ABX Air, Inc. provides air cargo transport, line-haul logistics, and package handling services in the United States. Its air transportation services include charter services and airport-to-airport freight transportation. The company also sells aircraft parts; provides maintenance and repair services for airframes and aircraft components; and conducts flight-training services for customers. In addition, ABX Air offers staff to conduct package handling, package sorting, warehousing, line-haul logistics services, as well as airport facilities and equipment maintenance services. It also provides parcel-handling services for the U.S. Postal Service for its Hub and Spoke Program. As of June 30, 2005, ABX Air operated an in-service fleet of 115 aircrafts, including 28 Boeing 767 aircrafts, 15 DC-8 aircrafts, and 72 DC-9 aircrafts. The company was formed in 1980 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio.
Hub Group, Inc., a nonasset-based freight transportation management company, provides intermodal, truck brokerage, logistics, and distribution services. Its intermodal services consist of arranging for the movement of customers' freight in containers and trailers, over long distances. Hub Group contracts with railroads to provide transportation over the long haul portion of the shipment, and with local trucking companies for pickup and delivery. As part of its intermodal services, it negotiates rail and drayage rates, electronically tracks shipments in transit, consolidates billing, and handles claims for freight loss or damage on behalf of its customers. The company's truck brokerage operations provide customers with specialized programs, including the Dedicated Trucking program, where certain carriers informally move freight for Hub Group's customers on a continuous basis. It also arranges for the transportation of freight by truck, providing customers another option for their transportation needs. Hub Group's logistics services include transportation management services, including load consolidation, mode optimization, and carrier management. The company's distribution services comprise specialized services, such as installation of point of purchase displays. Hub Group provides its services to customers in a variety of industries, including consumer products, retail, paper products, manufactured products, automotive parts, and electronic equipment. As of February 15, 2005, the company operated through a network of approximately 30 offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Hub Group was founded in 1971 by Phillip C. Yeager and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC (CHRW)
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a nonasset based transportation provider, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in a variety of industries. The company, through its relationships with transportation companies, such as motor carriers, railroads, air freight, and ocean carriers, provides appropriate transportation for its customers' freight needs. It also provides fresh produce sourcing services, including the buying, selling, and brokering of fresh produce to produce wholesalers, large grocery retailers, restaurants, and foodservice distributors. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, T-Chek Systems, Inc., provides funds transfer and driver payroll services, fuel management services, fuel and use tax reporting, and online access to information management reports to its motor carrier customers. It also captures sales and fuel cost data; provides management information to the seller; and invoices the carrier for fuel, cash advances, and fee for various companies and truck stop chains. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. C.H. Robinson Worldwide was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC (EXPD)
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services worldwide. The company offers an international network supporting the movement and positioning of goods. Its services include the consolidation or forwarding of air and ocean freight. In addition, the company acts as a customs broker in the United States offices and in certain of its international offices. As a customs broker, it assists importers to clear shipments through customs by preparing required documentation, calculating and providing for payment of duties on behalf of the importer, arranging for inspections by governmental agencies, and arranging for delivery. Expeditors also provides other services at destination, including temporary warehousing, inland transportation, inventory management, cargo insurance, and product distribution. Its additional services include vendor consolidation, purchase order management, and logistics information. The company's customers include retailing and wholesaling, electronics, and manufacturing companies. Expeditors was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Air T, Inc. primarily provides overnight air cargo services to the express delivery services industry in the United States. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides small package overnight air freight delivery services on a contract basis throughout the eastern half of the United States, South America, and in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. As of march 31, 2005, the company operated 95 aircrafts under dry-lease service contracts and owned 2 aircrafts. Air T also provides aviation ground support and other specialized equipment products, including aircraft deicers, scissor type lifts, military and civilian decontamination units, and other specialized types of equipment to passenger and cargo airlines, airports, and the military and industrial customers. Air T was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Maiden, North Carolina.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC (UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It offers a range of supply chain solutions, such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, fulfillment, returns, financial transactions, and repairs. The company's domestic operations include delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States; and international package operations include delivery of goods to approximately 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS also offers various supply chain services, including logistics and distribution services, such as supply chain management, order fulfillment, inventory management, receiving and shipping, service parts logistics, reverse logistics, and cross docking, as well as distribution center design, planning, and management; and international trade management services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and international trade consulting. It also provides transportation and freight forwarding, and consulting services, as well as electronic services, such as UPS CampusShip, Consignee Billing, Quantum View Manage, Delivery Confirmation, and UPS Returns to support automated shipping and tracking. In addition, it offers financial services that provide customers with short- and long-term financing, secured lending, working capital, government guaranteed lending, letters of credit, global trade financing, credit cards, and equipment leasing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated a fleet of 268 aircraft, as well as a ground fleet of approximately 88,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles. United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Kinko's. FedEx Express segment offers a range of shipping services for the delivery of packages, documents, and freight. FedEx Ground segment provides small-package ground delivery services. This segment, through FedEx SmartPost, also specializes in the consolidation and delivery of high volumes of low-weight, less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, using the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery to residences. FedEx Freight segment offers regional next-day and second-day, and interregional less-than-truckload freight services. This segment also offers airfreight forwarding services between the United States and Puerto Rico. FedEx Kinko's segment provides document management solutions, facilities management, and other business services. Its global network of digitally-connected locations offer access to technology for black and white and color copying/printing, finishing and presentation services, signs and graphics, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, managed services, Web-based printing, document management solutions, ground shipping and global express shipping services, and various other retail services and products. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
UTi Worldwide, Inc. operates as an international, nonasset-based logistics company. The company primarily offers air and ocean freight forwarding; contract logistics; customs brokerage; and other logistics-related services, including consulting, coordination of purchase orders, and customized management services. The company also provides a range of other supply chain management services, such as road transportation, warehousing services, consulting, order management, planning and optimization services, outsourced management services, developing customer-specific supply chain solutions, and customized distribution and inventory management services. It offers its services to various global and local companies, including customers operating in industries with supply chain requirements, such as the pharmaceutical, apparel, chemical, automotive, and technology industries. UTi Worldwide serves its customers through a worldwide network of branch offices, including exclusive agents; and contract logistics centers in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Africa. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
PACER INTERNATIONAL INC (PACR)
Pacer International, Inc. provides logistics and freight transportation services principally to transportation intermediaries and international shipping companies, as well as to end-user customers in North America. It offers wholesale logistics services that include intermodal rail transportation and local cartage services primarily to intermodal marketing companies, large automotive intermediaries, and international shipping companies. The company's retail logistics services comprise truck brokerage and truck services, intermodal marketing services, warehousing and distribution, international freight forwarding, and supply chain management services primarily to shippers. As of December 31, 2004, its equipment consisted of 1,847 doublestack railcars, 25,915 containers, and 25,877 chassis. Pacer International is headquartered in Concord, California.