2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
The nation’s top for-hire carriers are taking steps to shore up capacity in anticipation of increasing demand for freight hauling and a tighter market for drivers.
Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.
Find out what carriers are doing to prepare for what looks like increased demand for freight hauling this year and next.
Rankings

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Swift Truckload 3,019,295
2 Schneider 2,090,953
3 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,920,950
4 Landstar System 1,900,406
5 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,533,981
6 Penske Logistics 1,500,000
7 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,320,000
8 TFI International 1,231,714
9 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,020,895
10 Cardinal Logistics Management 935,000
11 CRST International 905,000
12 Knight Transportation Inc. 900,368
13 Celadon Trucking Services 850,000
14 Crete Carrier Corp. 780,000
15 Universal Truckload 629,200
16 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937
17 Ruan 524,127
18 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272
19 Canada Cartage System 452,728
20 P.A.M. Transportation Services 432,852
21 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940
22 Covenant Transportation Group 375,564
23 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168
24 Dart Transit Co. 349,031
25 Black Horse Carriers Inc. 337,500
26 Western Express Inc. 315,095
27 NFI Transportation 315,000
28 Bison Transport Inc. 307,628
29 USA Truck 295,807
30 Cowan Systems 258,761
31 Challenger Motor Freight 258,006
32 Estenson Logistics 250,000
33 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500
34 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 232,896
35 Epes Carriers Inc. 216,652
36 Roehl Transport Inc. 207,048
37 G&P Trucking 206,673
38 Auto Lineas America 169,600
39 Brown Trucking Co. 168,218
40 Forward Air Corp. 164,300
41 Marten Transport Ltd. 157,370
42 Anderson Trucking Service 156,577
43 Transportistas Unidos Mexicano 141,000
44 Transportadora Nacional 136,100
45 Koch Companies Inc. 132,440
46 Transportes Cuauhtemoc 127,200
47 Trans-Mex Inc. 111,000
48 Day & Ross Freight 100,433
49 CalArk Inc. 99,434
50 Auto Lineas Regiomontanas 97,600
51 Titanium Transportation Group 91,258
52 Raven Transport 89,000
53 TransX Group 88,972
54 Titan Transfer Inc 87,808
55 Grupo TMM / Lacto Comercial Organizada 85,800
56 Abilene Motor Express 85,350
57 Mercer Transportation Co. 83,178
58 J. Rayl Transport 76,408
59 System Freight Inc. 76,407
60 SLH Transport 71,003
61 Express Tres Fronteras 71,000
62 Transportes Quintanilla 65,100
63 Central de Fletes Monterrey / Transportes Gonzalez (Grupo MG) 64,100
64 Transportadora Egoba 62,100
65 Transportes Especializados Antonio de la Torre e Hijos 61,200
66 Freight Exchange 60,000
67 Transportes de Nuevo Laredo 58,200
68 Star Transportation 53,652
69 Transportes Lar-Mex 53,300
70 Fletes Internacionales Coss 51,300
71 Evans Network of Cos. 50,500
72 Dupre Logistics 47,677
73 Transportes Lopez e Hijos 43,400
74 TRACOMEX 42,400
75 Transportes Elola 39,400
76 Transportes Internacionales JCV 38,400
77 Ryder Capital 37,000
78 Transportes Canales 36,500
79 Centauros del Sureste 31,700
80 Transportes Unidos Tampiquenos 31,600
81 Autotransportes Rapidos de Aguascalientes 31,400
82 Grupo GOR 31,200
83 Transportes Sultana 29,500
84 Autotransportes Dasa 28,600
85 Shevell Group 20,000
86 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 16,600
87 Bolt Express 14,555
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On the Bubble

May Trucking Co. ($199 million), Based in Salem, Ore., this company has been operating since 1945 and provides refrigerated truckload and less-than-truckload freight services throughout the lower 48 states.
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Announces May Launch of Google Home, Amazon Echo for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon Echo

XPO Logistics announced beginning in May customers will be able to track deliveries using Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant personal assistant technologies.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Top 100

Werner Transportation Announces First Quarter Earnings Beating Expectations

Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc. on April 19 reported improved year-over-year revenue and earnings for its fiscal first quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018

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