Benjamin J. Hartford, CFA, Senior Research Analyst is Robert W. Baird & Co.'s Senior Analyst covering transportation and logistics. Mr. Hartford has covered the transport sector since joining the firm in 2005, and has had Senior Analyst responsibilities since 2011. In 2015, he was ranked by StarMine as the number two earnings estimator in air freight and logistics. He was recognized as a Rising Star in Institutional Investor's 2012 All-America Research Team Rising Stars list; and by StarMine as the number two earnings estimator in road and rail in 2012 and the number one earnings estimator in air freight and logistics in 2013. Mr. Hartford received a Bachelor of Science with honors in finance and a master's degree in accounting from Indiana University. Profile
TWST: Could you start with an overview of the segment of the transportation and logistics sector that you cover?
Mr. Hartford: I cover about two dozen companies spanning freight