2014 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
99
Bridge Terminal Transport
218,244 - 262
100
Falcon Transport
217,510 -
60
Daseke Inc. (TFI)
447,000 - 1,990 2,055 3,800
88
Dependable Supply Chain Services
257,000 - 1,850 374 1,231
91
Trans-System
246,002 - 898 876 1,100
65
United Vision Logistics
400,325 19,512 291 1,505 1,668
93
Arnold Transportation
237,000 - 1,429 1,399 4,265
94
Calyx Transportation Group
223,323 - 373 488 750
43
XPO
702,300 - 2,259
1 1
UPS Inc.
55,438,000 4,372,000 395,000
2 2
FedEx Corp.
45,100,000 2,046,000 300,000 25,028 92,982
4 3
Con-way Inc.
5,473,356 99,153 29,500 11,867 32,800
3 4
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
5,585,000 342,000 18,467 11,235 26,340
5 5
Yellow Corp.
4,865,400 -83,600 32,000 14,500 46,500
7 6
Schneider
3,600,000 - 16,900 11,700 31,000
6 7
Swift Transportation
4,118,195 155,422 16,900 17,961 57,310
9 8
TFI International
3,019,367 98,754 14,210 11,930 11,200
10 9
Landstar System
2,644,780 146,009 1,217 8,174 12,912
11 10
Ryder System
2,383,063 - 14,312 4,098 6,042
12 11
Old Dominion Freight Line
2,337,648 206,113 14,073 6,296 25,052
14 13
Werner Enterprises
2,029,183 86,785 11,656 7,050 23,705
15 14
Sirva
1,994,200 9,700 2,700 1,832 6,516
16 15
Estes Express Lines
1,948,525 - 14,909 6,277 24,102
18 16
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
1,600,000 - 9,700 7,996 17,000
19 17
Purolator
1,575,391 - 12,000 493 1,292
17 18
UniGroup
1,700,000 - 1,050 6,301 10,000
20 19
C.R. England
1,495,597 - 7,352 4,498 6,400
24 20
CRST The Transportation Solution
1,269,899 - 4,975 4,490 7,552
22 21
Prime Inc.
1,300,998 163,439 4,400 5,347 9,436
25 22
Saia Inc.
1,139,094 43,627 8,400 3,426 10,848
23 23
Kenan Advantage Group
1,286,631 - 7,530 6,301 9,774
21 24
Roadrunner Freight
1,361,410 48,996 3,325 3,723 3,429
26 25
NFI
1,090,000 33,975 7,631 2,304 7,391
28 26
Universal Logistics Holdings
1,033,492 50,572 4,339 4,137 6,198
27 27
Southeastern Freight Lines
1,065,187 - 8,030 3,318 11,042
30 28
Crete Carrier Corp.
1,008,164 - 5,524 5,300 13,614
29 29
Averitt Express
1,020,000 - 4,121 12,139
32 30
Penske Logistics
968,000 - 10,000 1,598 2,816
31 31
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings
969,237 69,282 4,600 3,991 9,181
41 32
Anderson Trucking Service
750,204 - 1,300 2,205 5,300
34 35
Quality Carriers
929,810 -42,038 1,145 1,721 5,255
39 36
Day & Ross
796,476 - 1,734 1,612 2,627
36 37
Atlas World Group
844,827 7,747 700 2,140 3,922
38 38
Ruan
807,507 - 5,088 3,651 6,683
40 39
Trimac Transportation
761,000 - 3,345 1,970 4,801
44 41
Covenant Logistics Group
684,549 5,244 4,202 2,688 6,861
48 43
Stevens Transport
642,138 86,285 2,835 2,710 3,615
45 44
Celadon Group Inc.
680,963 23,314 1,331 3,790 8,385
47 45
Forward Air
652,481 54,497 3,537 1,517 3,017
49 46
AAA Cooper Transportation
580,371 - 4,500 2,450 6,000
33 47
Heartland Express
961,525 90,821 5,220 4,878 14,372
52 48
Canada Cartage
541,800 - 3,800 2,246 2,589
53 49
Mullen Group
537,858 - 2,170 1,325 3,329
54 50
TransX Group of Companies
533,061 - 2,630 1,540 4,280
50 51
Contrans Group
555,715 28,577 1,400 2,600
51 52
USA Truck
555,005 -9,110 2,750 2,248 6,054
37 53
Jack Cooper Holdings
825,000 - 4,500 4,000
57 54
Mercer Transportation
483,161 - 315 2,183
62 55
Dart Transit Co.
426,320 - 411 1,886 6,799
59 57
Shevell Group
450,105 - 3,515 2,140 4,475
58 59
Western Express
463,453 - 2,962 2,419 5,650
55 60
Suddath
500,000 7,000 2,000 330 692
63 62
Groupe Robert
410,719 - 3,300 1,370 3,000
56 63
Bison Transport
365,911 - 1,738 1,402 4,000
61 64
Pitt Ohio
429,800 - 2,851 1,070 3,134
64 65
P.A.M. Transport
402,813 5,915 3,034 1,837 5,170
69 67
Mesilla Valley Transportation
376,000 - 1,700 1,200 4,500
67 68
Roehl Transport
384,007 - 2,290 2,058 5,148
8 69
Hub Group
3,373,898 69,110 1,982 2,624 448
73 70
Comcar Industries
346,403 - 2,679 1,986 4,401
71 71
Acme Truck Line
356,157 - 3,200 2,007 2,257
72 72
Transport America
347,465 - 1,945 1,515 4,450
66 73
Dayton Freight Lines
386,000 - 3,361 1,167 2,750
42 74
KLLM Transport Services
743,682 - 3,250 4,600
70 75
Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions
363,100 158 2,271 618 963
78 76
Challenger Motor Freight
325,502 - 1,800 1,440 2,900
75 78
United Road Services
333,464 - 2,100 1,740 1,325
68 80
Cowan Systems
377,428 - 1,878 1,748 3,795
80 81
California Cartage Co.
318,000 - 1,000
79 82
Epes Carriers Inc.
320,000 17,700 1,446 1,115
76 83
OnTrac Inc.
332,331 - 1,697 445
81 84
Maverick USA
315,014 18,674 1,777 1,405 1,971
83 85
A. Duie Pyle
293,000 - 2,235 731 1,702
84 86
Cassens Transport
289,794 - 1,430 1,203 1,303
82 87
Evans Delivery
310,000 - 200 2,250 525
77 88
Bennett Family of Cos.
327,857 - 727 1,179 1,422
89 89
John Christner Trucking
256,426 9,417 211 878 1,188
86 90
Fastfrate Group
274,633 -
85 91
Koch Cos.
274,705 - 955 824 4,279
87 92
Towne Air Freight
265,000 - 1,060 1,600
96 93
Wheaton World Wide Moving
221,000 6,413 183 740 1,143
97 95
Quantix Supply Chain Solutions
220,000 30,000 1,000 725 50
90 96
Superior Bulk Logistics
250,700 8,900 1,414 1,176 2,037
92 97
Groendyke Transport
239,000 - 1,368 955 1,800
95 98
Paschall Truck Lines
222,685 - 1,450 1,130 2,600
98 99
Brown Integrated Logistics
218,779 - 1,107 1,002 4,800
Extras
Our experts break down this year’s Top 100 list and talk through what the changes mean for the industry.
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