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 FedEx Corp. 2,001,155
2 10 Roads Express 480,806
3 Salmon Cos. 212,776
4 UPS Inc. 205,556
5 United Airlines 167,471
6 Postal Fleet Services 161,273
7 Mail Contractors of America 122,546
8 Matheson Trucking 113,911
9 Midwest Transport 103,063
10 Kalitta Air 102,054
11 Southern Mail Service 101,238
12 American Airlines 98,047
13 Evo Transportation & Energy Services 97,704
14 Delta Air Lines 84,945
15 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 77,166
16 Northern Aviation Services 58,738
17 B&B Trucking 58,404
18 Tracie McCormick Inc. 50,158
19 Beco Inc. 48,265
20 AJR Trucking 40,315
21 Alaska Air Group 39,448
22 XPO 38,678
23 Ravn Alaska 38,179
24 Sodrel Truck Lines 35,873
25 FLS Transportation Services 35,552
26 Davenport Transportation 35,340
27 MTC Transportation 34,863
28 Metro Air Service 33,536
29 Alan Ritchey Inc. 32,652
30 McCormick Trucking 32,300
31 Alaska Central Express 32,277
32 Everts Air Alaska 31,211
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers.
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On the Bubble

Transportes Castores de Baja California ($233 million), is a truckload and LTL carrier based in Tijuana, Mexico.
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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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