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Annual Gross Revenue Reports Archive

Each year, Refrigerated Transporter publishes its Annual Gross Revenue Report—Refrigerated Fleets. It is the only compilation of revenue figures focused exclusively on the temperature-controlled transport industry. The report is compiled only from the data supplied to us by each individual carrier.

2016 Full-Year Results (PDF) (May 2017)

If you operate a for-hire refrigerated fleet and would like to appear in the next report, contact us by email. [email protected] (Mention "RT Gross Revenue" in subject line.)

Archived Reports:

Many of the following reports provide a wide range of information, including rate of growth, profit margins, and operating ratios. To view the text of these previous articles online, or to view a PDF of the complete report including individual charts, click on the links below:

2015 Full-Year Results (PDF) (May 2016)

2014 Full-Year Results (PDF) (May 2015)

2013 Full-Year Results (PDF) (May 2014)

2012 Full-Year Results (PDF) (May 2013)

2011 Full-Year Results (PDF) (May 2012)

2010 Full-Year Results (PDF) (June 2011)

2009 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
The recession’s toll: Reefer revenue shifts into reverse, though bright spots glimmer (April 2010)

2008 Full-Year Results (PDF)

2007 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
Refrigerated carriers withstand unfavorable business conditions, increase revenues (Sept 2008 issue)

2006 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
Even with more competition and challenges, refrigerated carriers report sustained growth and operating ratios (Sept 2007 issue)

2005 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
Refrigerated carriers report rising revenue, operating ratios show steady declines (Sept 2006 issue)

2004 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
Refrigerated carrier revenue continues rising; operating ratios show steady improvements (Sept 2005 issue)

2003 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
Refrigerated carrier revenue rises, operating ratios show improvement (Sept 2004 issue)

2002 Full-Year Results (PDF)
Or read the article:
Refrigerated carrier revenue rises as margins remain narrow (Sept 2003 issue)

2001 Full-Year Results (PDF)