2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
Up Front
This year in particular has brought a changing of the guard at some of the largest companies.
See a breakdown of Top 100 For-Hire Carriers by region; get links to company pages.
After you've absorbed the changes and trends in this year's Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings, take our interactive quiz!
Rankings
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 Landstar System 1,386,387
2 Daseke Inc. 1,210,000
3 PS Logistics 747,339
4 Anderson Trucking Service 743,679
5 Mercer Transportation Co. 465,496
6 TMC Transportation 464,000
est
7 Bennett Family of Companies 422,347
8 Transport Investments 364,251
9 Maverick USA 350,287
10 Melton Truck Lines 302,227
11 Acme Truck Line 290,475
12 United Vision Logistics 275,000
13 PGT Trucking 271,000
14 Prime Inc. 227,131
15 Western Express 211,224
16 CRST The Transportation Solution 195,000
17 System Transport 172,000
18 Combined Transport 137,017
19 Roehl Transport 112,762
20 Long Haul Trucking 81,000
21 Carrier One Inc. 75,000
22 CT Transportation 60,690
23 Super Transporte Internacional 56,400
24 Express Anahuac 54,400
25 Decker Truck Line 49,290
26 Blackhawk Transport 48,285
27 JLE Industries 45,400
28 Evans Delivery 41,921
29 TransAmerica Express Logistics 40,000
30 Bison Transport 30,089
31 Hunt Transportation 30,000
32 Halvor Lines 24,247
33 Koch Cos. 20,988
34 WLX 18,900
35 NFI 17,000
36 Day & Ross 12,586
37 TGR Logistics 8,000
38 Great Plains Transport Inc. 7,428
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers.
108

On the Bubble

Groendyke Transport ($245 million), is a petroleum and chemical tank/bulk carrier based in Enid, Okla.
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For some companies, leadership teams stretch back four generations.
The state's trucking association has joined forces with 13 community colleges.
Women are increasingly taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies.
The company has pressed on since losing its CEO Jeremy Rayl in 2017.
Nevertheless, industry projections remain positive.
George Casiano's family shares the story of an industry veteran.
All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.
Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
For-Hire News
Government, Business, Technology, For-Hire

New SEC Rules Prompt Closer Look at Cybersecurity

Trucking businesses need to take a close look at the state of their cybersecur­ity in 2024 now that tough, new disclosure rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission have gone live.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
February 23, 2024
Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Estes, Pitt Ohio Among Firms Filling Yellow Void in Buffalo

Yellow Corp.’s shutdown has opened the door for Estes Express Lines, Pitt Ohio and more to make greater inroads in the Buffalo, N.Y., Niagara region.

Matt Glynn | The Buffalo (N.Y.) News
February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire

Social Media Platforms Open Fleets to Newer Recruiting Pool

Fleets are looking more to social media platforms to increase brand awareness, reach new customers and, increasingly, find new employees.

Amanda Smith | Special to Transport Topics
February 16, 2024
Government, Business, For-Hire

Knight-Swift Adds 10 More Leased Yellow Terminals to Haul

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. extended its winning streak in auctions of former Yellow Corp. terminals, strengthening its less-than-truckload operations.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Ryder Q4 Profit Slides on Weak Used Truck Prices, Rentals

Profits at Ryder System Inc. fell 39.8% in the fourth quarter of 2023 as weak freight conditions again sapped strength from used vehicle sales prices and rental activity, it said Feb. 14.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

XPO Looks to Lower Leverage, May Buy Back Debt Early, CFO Says

Less-than-truckload carrier XPO Inc. is working to reduce its leverage after it purchased assets from Yellow Corp. and might consider buying back some of its debt at par, its finance chief said.

Nina Trentmann | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2024
Business, For-Hire

TFI Eyes Merger for Truckload Operations as Part of Spinoff

TFI International’s truckload operations could be merged with a competitor to divide the Montreal-based company into two publicly traded entities, likely in 2025, its CEO said Feb. 9.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

TFI Q4 Profits Fall 14.4% as Deals Dull Freight Market Toll

Profits at TFI International in the fourth quarter fell 14.4% compared with the same period a year earlier, as acquisitions softened the impact of a weak freight environment.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt Exits After Omni Deal Completion

Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt exited the company days after finally completing the carrier’s at-times contentious merger with Omni Logistics.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Trucking Executives Cite Opportunities for AI Adoption

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence promises to unlock greater efficiency in the freight transportation industry, but implementing AI functions is not without its challenges.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 8, 2024
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