2018 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,904,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,891,000
3 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 3,358,112
5 UPS Freight 2,998,000
6 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000
7 ABF Freight 1,993,314
8 R+L Carriers 1,580,000
9 Saia Inc. 1,378,510
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,040,423
11 Averitt Express 768,957
12 Central Transport 754,000
13 TFI International 748,175
14 Dayton Freight Lines 558,200
15 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 555,907
16 AAA Cooper Transportation 548,000
17 Roadrunner Freight 464,000
18 New England Motor Freight 400,500
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 309,600
20 Day & Ross Freight 278,374
21 Central Freight Lines 266,000
22 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 231,500
23 Daylight Transport 229,000
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24 Transportes Castores de Baja California 221,100
25 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 204,947
26 Transportes Julian de Obregon 173,700
27 Ward Trucking 166,000
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28 Forward Air Solutions 163,932
29 Fastfrate/Bestway 123,764
30 Standard Forwarding 110,000
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31 Midwest Motor Express 105,100
32 TransX Group of Companies 91,419
33 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 90,600
34 Landstar System 89,041
35 Dependable Highway Express 73,600
36 Anderson Trucking Service 67,189
37 Peninsula Truck Lines 66,476
38 Transportes Comandos del Norte 63,200
39 Transportes de Carga FEMA 55,800
40 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 44,200
41 Servicio de Transportacion Jaguar 44,000
42 Transportes del Valle 43,200
43 Transportes Leon-Mexico 35,700
44 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 31,400
45 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 14,600
46 CalArk 13,007
47 Bison Transport 12,028
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

XPO Posts Strong Q2 Earnings Amid Upcoming Leadership Change

XPO Logistics building

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
August 5, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

GXO Posts $2.2 Billion in Q2 Revenue, Marks First Anniversary

GXO robots at an automated warehouse

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
August 3, 2022
Business, Equipment, For-Hire, Top 100

Daseke Reports Mixed Results in Second Quarter

Bulldog Hiway Express trucks on a lot

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
August 2, 2022
Business, For-Hire, Top 100

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
July 29, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Record-Setting Quarter for Q2

Forward

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
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Private, Top 100

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
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

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
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Top 100

Trucking Faces Pressure to Prepare for Holidays Early

Cosco Shipping containership in Shanghai

Supply chain pressures are forcing trucking to get an early start to the holiday shipping season despite a shift of underlying conditions within the industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2022

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