2017 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

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.

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,352,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,697,500
3 XPO Logistics 3,445,300
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 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
est
12 Central Transport 703,000
est
13 TFI International 610,263
14 AAA Cooper Transportation 518,000
est
15 Dayton Freight Lines 489,277
16 Roadrunner Freight 461,000
17 New England Motor Freight 398,000
18 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 397,000
est
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 290,000
est
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 206,000
24 Daylight Transport 195,000
25 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 194,000
26 Carlile 180,000
27 Ward Trucking 153,000
28 Forward Air Solutions 148,600
29 Wilson Logistics 141,800
30 Lakeville Motor Express 126,000
31 Celadon Group Inc. 125,000
32 Fastfrate/Bestway 111,371
33 TransX Group of Companies 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 Anderson Trucking Service 53,310
41 Transportes de Carga FEMA 52,300
42 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 41,400
43 Transportes del Valle 40,500
44 Transportes Leon-Mexico 33,500
45 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 29,400
46 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 14,000
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On the Bubble

Transportes Castores de Baja California($207 million), Headquartered in the historic town of Leon in the central state of Guanajuata, this Mexican fleet provides less-than-truckload and parcel delivery services throughout the country with a fleet of 450 tractors, 180 straight trucks and 650 trailers.
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XPO Posts Strong Q2 Earnings Amid Upcoming Leadership Change

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XPO Logistics Inc. on Aug. 4 reported record revenue and net income for the second quarter, part of a busy week for the Greenwich, Conn.-based company.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
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GXO Posts $2.2 Billion in Q2 Revenue, Marks First Anniversary

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GXO Logistics Inc. closed out its first year as an independent company with revenue and earnings growth in the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Aug. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Daseke Reports Mixed Results in Second Quarter

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Daseke Inc. saw a decline in earnings despite revenue gains during the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Aug. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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ArcBest Reports Record-Setting Quarter for Q2

ABF Freight truck

ArcBest Corp. posted records for quarterly revenue, operating income and net income for the second quarter of 2022.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Forward Air Reports Record-Setting Quarter for Q2

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Forward Air Corp. on July 27 reported all-time quarterly records for revenue, income from operations and net income per diluted share for the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2022
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ODFL Reports Profit, Revenue Records for Second Quarter

Old Dominion Freight Line truck

Old Dominion Freight Line set records for revenue and profitability during the second quarter of 2022, the company reported July 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2022
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Walmart Canada Adds 60-Foot Multizone Refrigerated Trailer

Walmart Canada has expanded its fleet to include for the first time in North America a 60-foot multitemperature-zone refrigerated trailer, built by Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 25, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

Knight-Swift Posts Higher Earnings, Revenue for Q2

Knight-Swift photo illustration

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. experienced revenue and earnings growth during the second quarter, the company reported July 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2022
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Marten Reports Record-Breaking Results for Q2

Marten Transport truck at a company terminal

Marten Transport on July 18 reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in its history for the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2022

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