Roadrunner Announces Divestitures and Completion of Strategic Transformation into Standalone National LTL Carrier
"With the actions announced today, we have completed our evolution from a troubled roll-up to a focused, national LTL carrier. We are eternally grateful to our team for the long hours and hard work through the prolonged period of transition," said
These divestitures complete a reorganization that involved the sale of
Contemporaneous with the Ascent spin-off,
"With deep experience in the logistics and transportation sector, Paul will no doubt lend invaluable advice and perspective to our Board and executive leadership team as we enter Roadrunner's next chapter," said Jamroz.
New Credit Facility
Simultaneously with the completion of the Ascent spin-off, Roadrunner's existing senior secured credit facility with
"We enter this new stage of Roadrunner with the healthiest balance sheet in the company's history," said
Roadrunner Freight Update
"In Q4 2019, we made a deliberate shift in our LTL strategy to focus on customers and drivers, instead of short-term profitability. This change in approach led every team member to commit to a new mantra, Ship It Like You Own It," said Hurst. "It also required operational investments in Q4 2019 and Q1 2020, generating average losses of approximately
Year-to-date, the company has increased the Independent Contractor count by more than 100 drivers and has achieved the lowest 12-month turnover in recent history. The company has also launched a new analytical tool of driver performance metrics called RoadPRO to promote safety, service and operational results within the fleet.
"We plan to continue prioritizing service levels over profitability for the foreseeable future and will take advantage of our strong balance sheet to continuously redeploy profits generated into new technology, continuous lane enhancement and an improved driver and team member experience," Hurst adds. "Our Ship It Like You Own It mantra embodies how we treat customers' freight, and it is gratifying to see that our customers are noticing."
As previously announced, Roadrunner Freight recently opened new facilities in
"We have seen COVID-driven disruptions in pockets of our network in June and July, despite our focus on quality service. This is partially due to large growth in e-commerce volume, which created facility and staffing constraints in a few markets. Our new facilities are already making a positive impact and any service issues experienced will be rectified in the near future. I appreciate our customers' patience as we make the necessary changes to support these increased volumes of freight," said Hurst.
"We are thrilled to be a standalone business and are grateful to our customers, business partners and team members who have stuck with us through our transformation," continued Hurst. "I am proud to say we have never been as strongly positioned for the future as we are today."
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to, among other things, Roadrunner, its business plans and strategies, its industry and other future events. These statements include those relating to Roadrunner's shift in LTL strategy, its plan to prioritize service levels over profitability, and its ability to rectify service issues." Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "may," "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "project," "continuing," "ongoing," "expect," "believe," "intend," "predict," "potential," "opportunity," and similar words or phrases or the negatives of these words or phrases. These forward-looking statements are based on Roadrunner's current assumptions, expectations, and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, estimates, assumptions, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that may cause Roadrunner's actual results, performance, initiatives, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. Because the risks, estimates, assumptions and uncertainties referred to above could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, Roadrunner assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. For a full discussion of risks and uncertainties, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Roadrunner's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
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