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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results and Announces Third Quarter 2012 Guidance

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CUDAHY, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 1, 2012–Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.(NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider, today reported financial results for the three and six months endedJune 30, 2012.

Roadrunner’s summary financial results for the three and six months endedJune 30are highlighted below. Second quarter diluted income per share available to common stockholders increased 33.3% over the prior year to$0.32.

In discussing the company’s second quarter performance,Mark DiBlasi, President and CEO of Roadrunner, said,

“Strong performance across all of our business segments generated second quarter revenue growth of 26.1% and net revenue growth of 47.8%. Due to sales and operational initiatives, our operating income growth of 48.7% outpaced revenue. Operating income for the second quarter of 2012 represented the best quarter in the history of the company. Our operating ratio improved 110 basis points to 92.9% from 94.0% in the second quarter of 2011 and 90 basis points sequentially from the first quarter of 2012.

“Our LTL operating ratio improved to 91.9% in the second quarter from 93.7% in the second quarter of 2011. Our initiatives to expand into new geographic regions, build density, improve pricing and enhance productivity resulted in a net revenue margin improvement from 24.2% in the second quarter of 2011 to 25.8% in the second quarter of 2012.

“TL revenues grew by$42.3 million, or 61.6%, from the prior year. Incremental revenues from our 2011 and 2012 acquisitions accounted for$36.7 millionof the increase, with the balance of$5.6 millionrepresenting organic growth of 8.1%. Organic growth was reduced by the impact of last season’s crop failures in the Northeast and softening in the intermodal market. The positive impact of the acquisitions and operating leverage associated with our revenue growth led to a 61.1% increase in our TL operating income. Our TL operating ratio of 93.9% was relatively flat compared to last year and was impacted by the softer intermodal market, added infrastructure costs associated with our growth, expansion costs in our freight consolidation business and excess insurance costs.

“TMS revenue grew$4.1 million, or 21.8%, from the prior year. Organic growth and pricing accounted for$2.4 millionof the increase, with the balance related to our lateFebruary 2012acquisition of Capital Transportation Logistics. The operating leverage associated with this growth led to a 60.8% increase in TMS operating income. Our TMS operating ratio improved to 88.0% from 90.9% in the second quarter of 2011.”

2012 Third Quarter Guidance

In commenting on guidance for the third quarter of 2012,Peter Armbruster, CFO of Roadrunner, said, “We anticipate our revenues for the third quarter to be in the range of$265 million to $280 million, representing an increase of 17% to 24% from the third quarter of 2011. Further, we expect diluted income per share available to common stockholders to be between$0.31 and $0.34, compared to diluted income per share available to common stockholders of$0.23in the prior year quarter.”

2012 Second Quarter Segment Information

Roadrunner has three operating segments: less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload and logistics (TL) and transportation management solutions (TMS). The following highlights exclude intercompany eliminations and corporate expenses.

LTL revenues, including fuel, increased 6.9% to$129.7 millionfor the second quarter of 2012 from$121.4 millionfor the second quarter of 2011. LTL net revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were$33.4 million, or 25.8% of LTL revenues, compared to$29.4 million, or 24.2% of LTL revenues, for the second quarter of 2011. LTL operating income was$10.5 million, or 8.1% of LTL revenues, for the second quarter of 2012 compared to$7.7 million, or 6.3% of LTL revenues, for the second quarter of 2011.

Note: Other than operating ratio, the statistics above do not include (i) adjustments for undelivered freight required for financial statement purposes in accordance with Roadrunner’s revenue recognition policy; and (ii) non-LTL related business captured within the LTL segment.

TL segment revenues increased 61.6% to$111.0 millionfor the second quarter of 2012 from$68.7 millionfor the second quarter of 2011. The improvement was primarily due to increases in market pricing and load growth, the expansion of Roadrunner’s TL brokerage agent network, and the acquisitions ofBruenger Trucking, Prime Logistics, D&E Transport and CTW Transport. For the second quarter,Bruenger Trucking, Prime Logistics, D&E Transport and CTW Transport collectively contributed incremental revenues of$36.7 millionto the TL segment. Overall, TL net revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were$36.5 million, or 32.9% of TL revenues, compared to$17.6 million, or 25.5% of TL revenues, for the second quarter of 2011. TL operating income was$6.8 million, or 6.1% of TL revenues, for the second quarter of 2012 compared to$4.2 million, or 6.2% of TL revenues, for the second quarter of 2011.

TMS segment revenues for the second quarter of 2012 increased 21.8% to$23.1 millionfrom$19.0 millionfor the second quarter of 2011. TMS net revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were$6.7 million, or 29.1% of TMS revenues, compared to$4.9 million, or 25.8% of TMS revenues, for the second quarter of 2011. TMS revenue growth during the quarter was primarily attributable to new and existing customer growth and the acquisition of Capital Transportation Logistics. For the second quarter, Capital Transportation Logistics contributed revenue of$1.7 millionto the TMS segment. TMS operating income was$2.8 million, or 12.0% of TMS revenues, for the second quarter of 2012, compared to$1.7 million, or 9.1% of TMS revenues, for the second quarter of 2011.

Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2012at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the conference call, please dial 866-713-8307 (U.S.) or 617-597-5307 (International) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. Callers will be prompted for passcode 61848468. The conference call will also be available via live webcast under the Investor Relations section of Roadrunner’s website, www.rrts.com.

If you are unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available through August 8, 2012, and can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 (U.S.) or 617-801-6888 (International). Callers will be prompted for passcode 96276107. An archived version of the webcast will also be available under the Investor Relations section of Roadrunner’s website, www.rrts.com.

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About Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.

Roadrunner is a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider offering a full suite of solutions, including customized and expedited less-than-truckload, truckload and logistics, transportation management solutions, intermodal solutions, and domestic and international air. For more information, please visit RRTS’ website, www.rrts.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to future events or performance. These statements reflect Roadrunner’s current expectations, and Roadrunner does not undertake to update or revise these forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in this or other company statements will not be realized. Furthermore, readers are cautioned that these statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Roadrunner’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to the integration of acquired companies, competition in the transportation industry, the impact of the current economic environment, Roadrunner’s dependence upon purchased power, the unpredictability of and potential fluctuation in the price and availability of fuel, the effects of governmental and environmental regulations, insurance in excess of prior experience levels, and other “Risk Factors” set forth in Roadrunner’s most recentSECfilings.

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