2023 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
Up Front

North America’s largest trucking companies continued growth in 2022 despite a weaker freight environment

Recruiting the truckers of tomorrow is a top priority for trucking companies preparing for years to come

Find out where the Top 100 For-Hire carriers are located by region; click links to view details about the company

Rankings
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 United Road Services 713,000
est
2 Jack Cooper Holdings 502,959
3 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137
est
4 Cassens Transport Co. 202,323
5 Bennett Family of Companies 122,325
6 McCollister's Global Services 42,000
Extras

A top industry concern for years, suitable parking spaces remain elusive for many truckers

104

On the Bubble

Highlight Motor Group ($217 million), is a truckload and LTL carrier based in Concord, Ontario.

The numerous, complex regulations faced by the trucking industry can be made simpler using new technology

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While mergers and acquisitions alter the business landscape, top for-hire carriers grew revenues across segments in 2022

Learn more about how companies are selected for Transport Topics' Top 100 largest for-hire carriers list

For-Hire News
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
Business, For-Hire

ArcBest Reports 31% Earnings Gain Despite Revenue Drop

ArcBest Corp. experienced a 30.7% increase in earnings despite a decline in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Feb. 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024
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