2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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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
Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
1 1 UPS Inc. 60,906,000 3,431,000 434,000 - -
2 2 FedEx Corp. 57,570,000 1,907,000 400,000 29,733 108,041
3 3 XPO Logistics 14,619,400 63,100 89,000 15,396 27,606
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 6,555,459 432,090 22,172 14,805 30,330
5 5 YRC Worldwide 4,697,500 21,500 32,000 14,300 44,500
6 7 Schneider 4,045,736 156,851 19,300 10,459 37,910
7 6 Swift Transportation 4,031,517 149,267 21,900 22,795 64,066
8 8 Hub Group 3,572,790 74,805 2,755 2,705 436
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 27,558 15,170
10 10 TFI International 3,037,205 482,592 17,685 28,805 25,310
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,991,517 295,765 19,040 7,994 32,525
12 12 ArcBest Corp. 2,700,219 18,652 13,000 4,387 21,361
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,658,745 169,172 - 67,900 42,800
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000 - 16,570 7,009 26,718
15 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,044,000 - 4,645 7,101 6,508
16 15 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,008,991 79,129 11,738 7,895 24,350
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
19 24 CRST International 1,546,000 - 7,849 6,682 13,811
20 26 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,500,000 - - - -
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,900 15,500
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
26 23 C.R. England Inc. 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
27 27 NFI Industries 1,250,000 - 8,300 3,118 8,300
28 25 Saia Inc. 1,218,481 48,024 9,000 4,000 13,000
29 28 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,192,296 - 8,458 4,002 11,943
30 29 Knight Transportation Inc. 1,118,034 93,863 5,500 5,153 9,915
31 32 Averitt Express 1,091,475 - - 4,500 14,623
32 30 Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. 1,072,751 24,244 6,275 6,710 4,154
33 32 Celadon Group Inc. 1,050,000 2,700 6,000 7,050 15,000
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 4,160 6,300
35 33 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,030,000 - 5,500 5,130 12,883
36 - Cardinal Logistics Holdings 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
37 35 Forward Air Corp. 982,530 27,670 3,689 935 4,868
38 36 KLLM Transport Services 937,000 - - 3,815 5,300
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 882 2,889
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 4,314 -
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
43 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 758,000 - - - -
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543
45 42 Trimac Group 700,000 - 3,400 2,700 2,400
46 47 Marten Transport Ltd. 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,911 4,854
47 43 Covenant Transportation Group 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
48 44 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
50 52 Pitt Ohio 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
51 45 Day & Ross Transportation 640,515 - 1,829 2,804 4,010
52 41 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
54 49 The Suddath Cos. 550,000 - - - -
55 52 Western Express Inc. 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,734 7,366
56 54 United Road Services 525,000 - 1,700 2,470 1,200
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
58 51 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272 - 3,267 2,474 4,998
59 59 Evans Network of Cos. 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
60 58 Dayton Freight Lines Inc. 498,370 - 4,010 1,387 3,664
61 58 PS Logistics 495,300 - 2,600 2,247 2,359
62 57 Canada Cartage System 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 6,684 2,400
64 69 Dart Transit Co. 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
67 62 Cowan Systems 434,018 - 1,915 2,059 5,111
68 66 P.A.M. Transportation Services 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
71 61 TransX Group 423,678 - 2,617 2,475 4,410
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,700 5,100
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -
74 65 Bison Transport Inc. 375,462 - 2,559 2,159 4,475
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 2,235 3,900
76 70 Roehl Transport Inc. 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
77 96 Central Freight Lines Inc. 347,800 - - 1,357 7,852
78 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 346,000 - 2,800 945 2,225
79 78 Black Horse Carriers Inc. 337,500 - 2,625 1,520 3,000
80 74 Maverick USA Inc. 334,953 - 2,119 1,760 2,453
81 71 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,073 24,333 1,535 1,392 -
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
83 74 Cassens Transport 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
85 76 Koch Companies Inc. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
86 - The Dependable Cos. 278,000 - - 321 1,220
87 91 Transport Investments Inc. 276,000 - 200 3,450 2,100
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,236 1,600
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,386 2,185
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
93 - United Vision Logistics 245,000 - - 1,003 1,347
94 - Salmon Cos. Inc. 241,796 - - 713 1,092
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,894 4,660
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 874 1,060
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,160 2,200
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 237,311 - 1,872 1,656 3,101
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 1,050 1,200

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,352,000
2 YRC Worldwide 4,697,500
3 XPO Logistics 3,445,300
4 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,991,517
5 UPS Freight 2,736,000
6 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000
7 ABF Freight 1,916,394
8 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
9 Saia Inc. 1,218,481
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 975,884
11 Averitt Express 717,000
12 Central Transport International 703,000
13 TFI International 610,263
14 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 518,000
15 Dayton Freight Lines 489,277
16 Roadrunner Less-Than-Truckload 461,000
17 New England Motor Freight 398,000
18 Pitt Ohio 397,000
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 290,000
20 Day & Ross Freight 249,673
21 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 217,000
22 Transportes Castores de Baja California 207,200
23 Central Freight Lines Inc. 206,000
24 Daylight Transport 195,000
25 Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. 194,000
26 Carlile 180,000
27 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 153,000
28 Forward Air Solutions 148,600
29 Wilson Trucking Corp. 141,800
30 Lakeville Motor Express 126,000
31 Celadon Group Inc. 125,000
32 Consolidated Fastfrate 111,371
33 TransX Group 97,446
34 Midwest Motor Express 95,400
35 Servicio de Transportacion Jaguar 88,800
36 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 84,900
37 Dependable Highway Express 77,373
38 Landstar System 74,530
39 Transportes Comandos del Norte 59,200
40 Peninsula Truck Lines 56,896
41 Anderson Trucking Service 53,310
42 Transportes Fema 52,300
43 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 41,400
44 Transportes del Valle 40,500
45 Transportes Leon-Mexico 33,500
46 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 29,400

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

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Roadrunner Express 720,000
2 Forward Air Corp. 570,800
3 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700
4 XPO Logistics 253,500
5 LoadOne 97,000
6 Bolt Express 31,839
7 Landstar System 20,130

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Central Oregon Truck Increases Driver Pay

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Central Oregon Truck Co. implemented a pay structure that gives new drivers $65,000 a year in base pay and experienced drivers more than $90,000 a year in pay.

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June 22, 2018
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UPS, Teamsters Resume Contract Talks as Threat of Strike Looms

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The latest round of face-to-face labor negotiations between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was slated for the week of June 18, with the threat of a strike looming over the talks if no agreement can be reached before the current five-year contract expires Aug. 1.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 20, 2018
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Penske Logistics to Buy Epes Transport

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Penske Logistics will acquire Epes Transport System, a Greensboro, N.C., dry-van truckload and dedicated contract carriage provider, with more than 1,100 drivers. Terms were not disclosed.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
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Israeli Entrepreneur Races Tesla to Get Electric Trucks on Road

Tevva Motors Ltd., headed by a former Israeli submariner who’s vying with Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. to develop electric-powered trucks, secured a major investment that will enable it to put the vehicles on the road this year.

Matthew Kalman | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
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UPS Invests $130 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles, Infrastructure

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UPS Inc. announced an additional $130 million investment in compressed natural gas vehicles, including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks and five more fueling stations — underscoring the company’s role as a major catalyst for wide-scale adoption of natural gas vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
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Amazon’s No Enemy — In Fact, It Needs Us, U.S. Xpress CEO Says

A vague mention of Amazon.com Inc.’s interest in any sector might be enough to send investors into a tizzy, but the top executive of U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. is unfazed.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
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Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling on CRST Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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CRST International Inc. must stand trial in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit after a state supreme court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of the trucking company, according to court documents.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2018
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Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

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The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
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KAG Merges Two Units Into Merchant Gas Group

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Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it merged its two merchant gas subsidiaries — Jack B. Kelley and Cryogenic Transportation — into KAG Merchant Gas Group.

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Another Day, Another Pay Hike for Drivers

Maverick truck

With the annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers soaring by the end of the first quarter, companies continued to open their checkbooks, giving pay raises to drivers as a way to keep them.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2018

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