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NameAnnual Report
DescriptionThe collection of for-hire trucking company financial and operating statistics (F&OS) data is a mandatory program (regulations: 49 CFR 369) managed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Office of Motor Carrier Information (OMCI). For-hire contract and common motor carriers of property and household goods which have gross annual operating revenue of $3 million or more are required to file 8-page annual reports (Form M), while carriers with revenues of $10 million or more must also file four 2-page quarterly reports (Form QFR) each year.
The data you see on the ITDB are 1999 Form M data for 2,172 for-hire trucking companies. The F&OS data on the ITDB can be downloaded by row (trucking company), groups of rows (e.g., segment of the industry), or as a whole, with each column of data representing F&OS characteristics of the trucking companies - - taken from the line items and schedules on the 1999 Form Ms (annual reports). Please consult the OMCI/BTS web site (www.bts.gov/mcs) for more information and copies of Form M and Form QFR.

Disclaimer: This database includes individual for-hire trucking companies financial and operating statistics from annual reports those companies must file with BTS.

Important Note: Users should exercise care when analyzing the for-hire trucking company 99 Form M (annual report) data:
1. The city and state shown here indicate the headquarters location or the domicile of the carrier. They do not necessarily indicate the region within which the carrier's vehicles operate. Users should not designate the state shown here on a map as the geographic scope of the carrier's operations nor should they, for example, use the square miles or population of the state shown here as a denominator for any of the potential numerator data provided.
2. The revenue commodity group identification reflects the predominant, but perhaps not the entire operation (e.g., a General Freight Truckload carrier may also handle substantial Specialty Freight, Container).
3. All data elements are not annual (e.g., some data are reported on the Form M for close of year, beginning of year, actual full year, and as averages for a year of data.
4. ACCT 305 (Shipments or loads) is a line item, which can have different meanings for different operations, and is usually dependent on the method of billing. (For example, the number of shipments for one carrier may not be directly comparable with the number of loads [reported on a manifest] of another carrier, whose loads may include several of what some carriers define as shipments.)
Records12,069
Fields207
First Year1999
Last Year2003
FrequencyAnnual
Latest Available Data2003
  
TermsDefinitions
AssetsCurrent Assets include cash, accounts receivable, notes receivable. Long-term assets include net carrier operating property.
Class I Motor CarriersCarriers having annual carrier operating revenues (including interstate and intrastate) of $10 million or more after applying the revenue deflator formula in Note A. (Note A contains a deflator based on the Producer Price Index. It is available in 49 CFR 369)
Class II Motor CarriersCarriers having annual carrier operating revenues (including interstate and intrastate) of at least $3 million but less than $10 million after applying the revenue deflator formula in Note A. (Note A contains a deflator based on the Producer Price Index. It is available in 49 CFR 369)
Class III Motor CarriersCarriers having annual carrier operating revenues (including interstate and intrastate) of less than $3 million after applying the revenue deflator formula in Note A. (Note A contains a deflator based on the Producer Price Index. It is available in 49 CFR 369)
Common CarrierA business or agency that is available to the public for transportation of persons, goods, or messages.
Contract CarrierFor Hire interstate operators [which] offer transportation services to certain shippers under contracts.
Form MClass I and II motor carriers are required to annually submit financial, operating, and employment data to Bureau of Transportation Statistics using Form M. Also known as the Motor Carrier Annual Report Form M.
Form QFRClass I motor carriers are required to submit financial and operating data to Bureau of Transportation Statistics each quarter using Form QFR. Also known as the Motor Carrier Quarterly Report Form QFR.
LiabilitiesCurrent liabilities include accounts payable, notes payable, taxes payable, and current portion of long-term debt. Long-term liabilities include long-term debt.
Operating ExpenditureExpenses from wages and salaries, operating supplies, insurance expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses.
Operating RevenueRevenue from the transportation of property or passengers by motor carrier.