2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Our experts discuss just how intensely for-hire carriers are embracing technology and innovation in a competitive environment.
Rankings
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 J.B. Hunt Intermodal 4,084,418
2 Hub Group 2,293,030
3 XPO 1,500,000
4 Schneider 779,900
5 Evans Delivery 456,000
6 IMC Cos. 332,490
7 Swift Intermodal 277,358
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8 NFI 262,000
9 ContainerPort Group 205,000
10 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 165,000
11 Universal Intermodal Services 153,726
12 Forward Air 148,669
13 Roadrunner Freight 124,000
14 Landstar System 96,416
15 TCW 91,800
16 TransX Group of Companies 87,264
17 Marten Transport 80,621
18 Cowan Systems 70,120
19 Eagle Systems 48,258
20 Canada Drayage Inc. 34,608
21 Dart Intermodal 24,683
22 Bay & Bay Transportation 20,000
23 Bison Transport 18,770
24 Comcar Industries 8,550
25 Day & Ross 8,196
26 Beemac Trucking 5,509
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Extras
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On the Bubble

Paschall Truck Lines ($238 million), is a dry van and refrigerated truckload carrier based in Murray, Ky.
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LTL carriers are adapting and expanding services to capitalize on favorable long-term trends, such as the growth of e-commerce.
Two dozen pioneering executives in the less-than-truckload freight industry came together to reflect on accomplishments.
Carriers and logistics providers are stepping into the final-mile sector to help retailers meet rising delivery expectations.
For-Hire News
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Navistar Launches Integrated Powertrain

Truck maker Navistar announced Feb. 26 it has made the first deliveries of its International LT Series equipped with the International S13 Integrated Powertrain.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Business, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt to Promote Shelley Simpson to CEO Post

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced that company president Shelley Simpson is also taking on the post of CEO, effective July 1.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air Reports 138% Earnings Drop for Q4

Forward Air Corp. experienced a 138% earnings drop year-over-year during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Feb. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, For-Hire

Groups Support Werner in Legal Filing Over ‘Nuclear’ Verdict

The Texas Trucking Association and another advocacy group have filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking that it reject a $100 million lower-court accident verdict against Werner Enterprises.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2024
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
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