2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
Up Front
Learn how to be included in the 2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers listing.
Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.
TT’s Dan Bearth hosted a livestream panel discussion on the disruptive influences affecting trucking.
Rankings
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 FedEx Corp. 1,371,942
2 Salmon Cos. 229,166
3 United Airlines 196,698
4 UPS Inc. 153,873
5 Kalitta Air 96,666
6 Delta Air Lines 93,439
7 10 Roads Express 92,036
8 American Airlines 81,944
9 Matheson Trucking 80,188
10 Beam Brothers Trucking 76,180
11 Midwest Transport 74,578
12 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 57,185
13 Postal Fleet Services 53,247
14 Beco Inc. 40,556
15 Southern Mail Service 38,159
16 Tracie McCormick Inc. 34,883
17 Sodrel Truck Lines 32,952
18 Northern Air Cargo Inc. 31,895
19 B&B Trucking 31,630
20 Alan Ritchey Inc. 31,610
Extras
North America’s for-hire carriers face an onslaught of regulations and potential disruption from technologies.
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On the Bubble

Wilson Trucking Corp. is a less-than-truckload carrier based in Fishersville, Virginia.
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For-Hire News
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

UPS-Teamsters Talks to Resume June 5

Negotiations were set to resume June 5 between UPS and members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents an estimated 360,000 UPS drivers and other workers.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire

Estes Express Lines Opens Terminal in California

Estes Express Lines took a major step in its expansion and sustainability initiatives with the opening of a new terminal in Banning, Calif., the carrier announced May 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023
Business, For-Hire

Seattle Amazon Workers Protest Climate Goals, Layoffs

SEATTLE — Hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what they decried as the company’s lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return-to-office mandate May 31.

Ed Komenda | Associated Press
May 31, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, For-Hire

PGT Trucking Delivers Nucor Steel Using Nikola Truck

PGT Trucking announced it had delivered its inaugural shipment of low-greenhouse-gas steel, produced by steel manufacturer Nucor, using a Nikola Class 8 zero-emission vehicle.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 30, 2023
Business, Technology, For-Hire

Back-Office Job Demand Remains Steady at Fleets

With a lingering labor shortage affecting drivers for several years, fleets are finding that there’s a steady growth of job demand for operational support roles known as back-office jobs.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
May 30, 2023
Business, Technology, For-Hire

Trucking Technology Q&A: Melton’s Randy Rhines

Randy Rhines has managed information technology at flatbed carrier Melton Truck Lines since 1989, when the company was founded with 30 trucks.

May 26, 2023
Business, Safety, For-Hire

Werner Appeal of $89.7 Million Verdict Denied

A Texas state court has denied an appeal by Werner Enterprises Inc. of an $89.7 million jury verdict in a case involving a 2014 fatal crash.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 25, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, For-Hire

Hair Drug-Testing Rule Could Be Finalized by Midsummer

Can the long wait be coming to an end for the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a drug testing rule allowing the use of hair samples to drug-test drivers?

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire

Cummins Invests in Jamestown Plant for Fuel-Agnostic Engine

LAKEWOOD, N.Y. — Cummins Inc. is readying a $452 million investment in its 1 million-square-foot Jamestown Engine Plant to produce a fuel-agnostic internal combustion engine platform.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
May 24, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Impact of a Potential UPS Strike Looms Large

Like many UPS customers, Jessica Ray relies on deliveries of dog food and just about everything else for her home. Contentious labor negotiations at UPS could disrupt that comfort zone.

Matt Ott and Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
May 23, 2023
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