Gross Revenue Reports

Tank Truck Carrier Annual
Gross Revenue Reports Archive Below

Each May, Bulk Transporter publishes its Annual Gross Revenue Report—the only compilation of revenue figures focusing on tank truck carriers. The data is collected exclusively by the editors at Bulk Transporter through direct contact with these fleets. Tables compare the revenue of the most recent full-year figures with the year prior to that. (For instance, the May 2005 issue will present total revenues for 2004 and 2003.) These tables also include the operating ratio of each fleet and the fleets are ranked by total revenue from highest to lowest.

   In addition, each report includes in-depth analysis of these figures and what they mean in relation to the industry as a whole—including median carrier revenue, average revenue per tractor, and combined "Top 10" revenue totals as compared to the prior year. This valuable information is used by shippers, carriers, and others interested in the tank truck industry.

We've compiled an archive dating back to the May 2001 report. To download a PDF of each article (with tables), click on the links below. Or to read just the analysis online, click on the headline for each article.

Most recent report:

2015/2014 figures (PDF from May 2016)
Low oil prices contribute to drop in tank fleet revenues (link to the article)

Archive of previous reports:

2014/2013 figures (PDF from May 2015)
Tank fleets continue to run strong 2014, tractor productivity up (link to the article)

2013/2012 figures (PDF from May 2014)
Good times continue for tank fleets in 2013 (link to the article)

2012/2011 figures (PDF from May 2013)
Tank fleets continue to shine during 2012 (link to the article)

2011/2010 figures (PDF from May 2012)
Tank fleets in full economic recovery during 2011 (link to the article)

2010/2009 figures (PDF from May 2011)
Tank fleet revenues bounce back from the recession (link to the article)

2009/2008 figures (PDF from May 2010)
Tank fleet revenues sag during one of worst recessions (link to the article)

2008/2007 figures (PDF from May 2009)
Tank fleet revenues up despite slow economy (link to the article)

2007/2006 figures (PDF from May 2008)
Tank fleet profits continue slide (link to the article)

2006/2005 figures (PDF from May 2007)
Tank fleets struggle for profitability (link to the article)

2005/2004 figures (PDF from May 2006)
Fleet revenues rise; ratios worsen (link to the article)

2004/2003 figures (PDF from May 2005)
Tank fleets see a dramatic rebound (link to the article)

2003/2002 figures (PDF from May 2004)
Operating ratios deteriorate further (link to the article)

2002/2001 figures (from May 2003)
Special Report: Two lousy years in a row (link to the article)

2001/2000 figures (from May 2002)

2000/1999 figures (from May 2001)
Tank fleets struggle to survive as economy teeters on recession (link to the article)

Look for next year's write-up coming in May 2016.

   Don't get left out! Make sure your company is included! By submitting your information, you help make the Gross Revenue Report an even more useful and valuable resource for the industry. Your participation with this project is greatly appreciated.
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