GREENEVILLE, Tenn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) (the “Company”, “Forward”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) today provided the following key Expedited Freight Operating Statistics for the quarter-to-date period through February 2022. Revenue per shipment increased 52.5%, revenue per hundredweight increased 16.1%, weight per shipment increased 28.7% and pounds per day increased 10.7% over the same period last year.
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Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Forward, commented, “The strong revenue growth for the first two months of the quarter is the result of sustained collaboration with our customers on the selection of higher- quality freight in our network and continued strong demand for our premium services. We believe our solid results illustrate the ongoing positive momentum in our business, and we remain optimistic about First Quarter results based on our performance through February.”
The Company’s expectations regarding the Company’s performance in the First Quarter and in any future quarter are based on information available at the time of this release, and are subject to changing conditions, many of which are outside of the Company’s control.
About Forward Air Corporation
Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company that provides services across the United States and Canada. We provide expedited less-than-truckload (“LTL”) services, including local pick-up and delivery, shipment consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing, and customs brokerage by utilizing a comprehensive national network of terminals. In addition, we offer final mile services, including delivery of heavy-bulky freight, truckload brokerage services, including dedicated fleet services; and intermodal, first-and last-mile, high-value drayage services, both to and from seaports and railheads, dedicated contract and Container Freight Station warehouse and handling services. We are more than a transportation company. As a single resource for your shipping needs, Forward is your supply chain partner. For more information, visit our website at www.forwardaircorp.com.
This press release may contain statements that might be considered as forward-looking statements or predictions of future operations including with respect to the expected funding and timing of closing of the BarOle acquisition, growth of the Company’s Intermodal business, the company’s strategy related to acquisitions and strategic enhancements to the Company’s Intermodal business. Such statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on management’s belief or interpretation of information currently available. These statements and assumptions involve certain risks and uncertainties including that the conditions to closing the BarOle acquisition are not met and the closing of the BarOle acquisition is delayed or never occurs, that the performance of the BarOle or TKI businesses post-closing is worse than anticipated and that the Company is not able to achieve the planned synergies. Actual events may also differ from these expectations as a result of the risks identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should consider the forward-looking statement contained herein in light of such risks. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date.
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