2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
  • Sponsored by:

    EFS

    EFS – a WEX Company (EFS), is a leading provider of innovative corporate payments solutions designed specifically to help transportation companies drive efficiencies and improve bottom-line performance. Serving the industry for 50+ years, EFS brings unparalleled service, customer-driven innovation, and the latest technologies to make payments ‘smarter’. Our portfolio includes a suite of private-label corporate cards; money transfer and payroll distribution; expense management and processing services; and real-time analytics. www.efsllc.com

  • Sponsored by:

    TMW Systems

    TMW Systems® is a leading, transportation-enterprise technology provider to for-hire and private fleets, freight brokers and 3PL operations that deliver high performance. Our more than 2,000 customers collectively manage over $70 billion in annual freight spend, direct more than 500,000 power units and maintain more than 2 million assets with our transportation management systems (TMS) and asset maintenance management software. TMW Systems is part of the Transportation and Logistics group of Trimble® Navigation. www.tmwsystems.com

Share
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
About the Rankings...
Extras
About Us: Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers
110

On the Bubble

Oak Harbor Freight Lines ($197 million), Ed and David Vander Pol are co-presidents of this regional LTL carrier established in 1916 and based in Auburn, Wash. The company operates a network of 33 terminals in five western states.
If your company appears on the 2017 list, you have a few ways to announce it! Visit our logo library to get web- and print-ready graphics.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Averitt Training Program Approved for Veteran Benefits

Averitt Express announced that it’s offering an on-the-job training program that is approved for veterans benefits, as the carrier commits to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020.

September 18, 2017
Top 100

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 100 Private Carriers

2017 Top 100 Private Cover

Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 Private Carriers

August 14, 2017
Top 100

Anheuser-Busch: A Timeline

refrigerated car AB

Check out this timeline on the history of Anheuser Busch.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
August 14, 2017
Top 100

Interactive Map: Where The 2017 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

Private Map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

August 14, 2017
Top 100

Takeaway: Embracing Innovation

Walmart Trailers

Find out how some corporations are using private fleets as a proving ground for technology.

August 14, 2017
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

2017 For-Hire Carriers Map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2017
Top 100

Takeaway: Gearing Up for Growth

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.

Dan Bearth | Transport Topics Staff Writer
July 10, 2017
Top 100

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

Transport Topics
July 10, 2017
Top 100

Investing In Safety

Private carriers are doing more to promote safety.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
August 29, 2016
Top 100

Map: Where They Are

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2016

Pages

Archives
  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2008

  • 2007

  • 2006

  • 2005

  • 2004