MV Transportation, Inc. Reports Record Revenue for 2011

May 08, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
MV Transportation, Inc., including all subsidiaries, joint ventures, partnerships and affiliates (or "MV"), today reported record annual revenues of $829 million, up 14 percent from prior year revenue, and year-over-year revenue growth for the 12th consecutive year. MV also reported net income in line with the prior year's results despite significant investments in the development of enhanced safety training modules, fleet renewal, acquisition and contract start-up costs.


  • Revenues climbed to an annual record of $829 million, up 14 percent over prior year.
  • MV set a new company record in 2011 for the lowest administrative cost in the company's history.
  • 2011 investments made in safety, training and education have led to a 21 percent reduction in Q1 2012 insurance expenses over the same period the prior year.
  • Two acquisitions were completed during the year by the Company's student transportation subsidiary, Reliant Transportation. The company now owns and operates one of the nation's top 50 largest school bus fleets.
  • MV secured its first overseas contract in Saudi Arabia and increased its Canadian presence.

  • "The year 2011 presented significant challenges to our entire industry due to the increased cost of fuel, maintenance, vehicles and insurance," said Carter Pate, Chief Executive Officer of MV. "I'm pleased to report MV was able to manage these costs through the development of several strategic initiatives, which focus on providing the best value to our customers. Specifically, MV offset rising fuel costs with its fuel hedging program, which allowed us to lock-in fuel costs to eliminate variability and deliver a cost significantly below the Energy Information Administration's national average cost per gallon."

    MV also set a new company record in 2011 for the lowest administrative costs in the company's history. The company relocated its Headquarters from Northern California to Dallas in an effort to more centrally locate its support resources for the benefit of its customers and its operating divisions across North America.

    Other significant milestones achieved in 2011 include two acquisitions in the student transportation market by MV subsidiary, Reliant Transportation. Reliant Transportation now owns and operates one of the Country's largest school bus fleets. In addition, the company secured its first overseas contract in Saudi Arabia and MV's Canadian subsidiary, MVT Canadian Bus, expanded its presence, now operating coast to coast from Vancouver to Newfoundland/Labrador.

    These milestones were achieved through significant investments in the core functions of the company. "By maintaining fiscal control of our business, we were able to increase our safety spend significantly with marked investment increases in all things safety - equipment, technology, driver education and awareness, and awarding safe driving behavior," added Pate.

    2012 Outlook
    The company is poised for a strong 2012 with first quarter revenue growth of more than 30 percent and an increasingly strong safety culture. "The industry should expect continued MV growth in 2012 through new contracts, strategic acquisitions and never before seen partnerships," Pate said. "The diversity of our unique company will continue to provide growth opportunities in various markets within our industry, both domestically and abroad. We remain focused on providing safe, reliable and affordable service to our customers and investing in our future."

    About MV Transportation, Inc.
    Based in Dallas, MV Transportation, Inc. is the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting firm based in the United States. The company employs more than 16,000 dedicated transit professionals and operates more than 200 paratransit, fixed-route, shuttle, school bus and Medicaid contracts in 29 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

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