Top 100 For-Hire

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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
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
3 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 5,585,000 342,000 18,467 11,235 26,340
4 3 Con-way Inc. 5,473,356 99,153 29,500 11,867 32,800
5 5 Yellow Corp. 4,865,400 -83,600 32,000 14,500 46,500
6 7 Swift Transportation 4,118,195 155,422 16,900 17,961 57,310
7 6 Schneider 3,600,000 - 16,900 11,700 31,000
8 69 Hub Group 3,373,898 69,110 1,982 2,624 448
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 Supply Chain Solutions 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 Inc. 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
17 18 UniGroup 1,700,000 - 1,050 6,301 10,000
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
20 19 C.R. England 1,495,597 - 7,352 4,498 6,400
21 24 Roadrunner Freight 1,361,410 48,996 3,325 3,723 3,429
22 21 Prime Inc. 1,300,998 163,439 4,400 5,347 9,436
23 23 Kenan Advantage Group 1,286,631 - 7,530 6,301 9,774
24 20 CRST The Transportation Solution 1,269,899 - 4,975 4,490 7,552
25 22 Saia Inc. 1,139,094 43,627 8,400 3,426 10,848
26 25 NFI 1,090,000 33,975 7,631 2,304 7,391
27 27 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,065,187 - 8,030 3,318 11,042
28 26 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,033,492 50,572 4,339 4,137 6,198
29 29 Averitt Express 1,020,000 - - 4,121 12,139
30 28 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,008,164 - 5,524 5,300 13,614
31 31 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 969,237 69,282 4,600 3,991 9,181
32 30 Penske Logistics 968,000 - 10,000 1,598 2,816
33 47 Heartland Express 961,525 90,821 5,220 4,878 14,372
34 35 Quality Carriers 929,810 -42,038 1,145 1,721 5,255
36 37 Atlas World Group 844,827 7,747 700 2,140 3,922
37 53 Jack Cooper Holdings 825,000 - 4,500 4,000 -
38 38 Ruan 807,507 - 5,088 3,651 6,683
39 36 Day & Ross 796,476 - 1,734 1,612 2,627
40 39 Trimac Transportation 761,000 - 3,345 1,970 4,801
41 32 Anderson Trucking Service 750,204 - 1,300 2,205 5,300
42 74 KLLM Transport Services 743,682 - - 3,250 4,600
43 - XPO Logistics 702,300 - 2,259 - -
44 41 Covenant Logistics Group 684,549 5,244 4,202 2,688 6,861
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
48 43 Stevens Transport 642,138 86,285 2,835 2,710 3,615
49 46 AAA Cooper Transportation 580,371 - 4,500 2,450 6,000
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
52 48 Canada Cartage System 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
55 60 Suddath 500,000 7,000 2,000 330 692
56 63 Bison Transport 365,911 - 1,738 1,402 4,000
57 54 Mercer Transportation Co. 483,161 - 315 2,183 -
58 59 Western Express 463,453 - 2,962 2,419 5,650
59 57 Shevell Group 450,105 - 3,515 2,140 4,475
60 - Daseke Inc. 447,000 - 1,990 2,055 3,800
61 64 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 429,800 - 2,851 1,070 3,134
62 55 Dart Transit Co. 426,320 - 411 1,886 6,799
63 62 Groupe Robert 410,719 - 3,300 1,370 3,000
64 65 P.A.M. Transport 402,813 5,915 3,034 1,837 5,170
65 - United Vision Logistics 400,325 19,512 291 1,505 1,668
66 73 Dayton Freight Lines 386,000 - 3,361 1,167 2,750
67 68 Roehl Transport 384,007 - 2,290 2,058 5,148
68 80 Cowan Systems 377,428 - 1,878 1,748 3,795
69 67 Mesilla Valley Transportation 376,000 - 1,700 1,200 4,500
70 75 Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions 363,100 158 2,271 618 963
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
73 70 Comcar Industries 346,403 - 2,679 1,986 4,401
75 78 United Road Services 333,464 - 2,100 1,740 1,325
76 83 OnTrac Inc. 332,331 - 1,697 - 445
77 88 Bennett International Group 327,857 - 727 1,179 1,422
78 76 Challenger Motor Freight 325,502 - 1,800 1,440 2,900
79 82 Epes Carriers Inc. 320,000 17,700 1,446 1,115 -
80 81 California Cartage Co. 318,000 - - 1,000 -
81 84 Maverick USA 315,014 18,674 1,777 1,405 1,971
82 87 Evans Delivery 310,000 - 200 2,250 525
83 85 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 293,000 - 2,235 731 1,702
84 86 Cassens Transport Co. 289,794 - 1,430 1,203 1,303
85 91 Koch Cos. 274,705 - 955 824 4,279
86 90 Consolidated Fastfrate 274,633 - - - -
87 92 Towne Air Freight 265,000 - - 1,060 1,600
88 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 257,000 - 1,850 374 1,231
89 89 John Christner Trucking 256,426 9,417 211 878 1,188
90 96 Superior Bulk Logistics 250,700 8,900 1,414 1,176 2,037
91 - Trans-System Inc. 246,002 - 898 876 1,100
92 97 Groendyke Transport 239,000 - 1,368 955 1,800
93 - Arnold Transportation 237,000 - 1,429 1,399 4,265
94 - Calyx Transportation Group 223,323 - 373 488 750
95 98 Paschall Truck Lines 222,685 - 1,450 1,130 2,600
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
98 99 Brown Integrated Logistics 218,779 - 1,107 1,002 4,800
99 - Bridge Terminal Transport 218,244 - 262 - -
100 - Falcon Transport 217,510 - - - -
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Integrates With Decisiv to Expand Repair Network

Werner

Werner Enterprises is integrating Decisiv into its application programming interface to expand its repair network, the company announced Dec. 2.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Knight-Swift Transportation Purchases RAC MME Holdings

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings announced Dec. 6 that it acquired RAC MME Holdings and its subsidiaries from Red Arts Capital for $150 million in cash.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Better Planning, Equipment Maintenance Are Key to Improved Loading Dock Efficiency

Averitt warehouse

In a time when supply chain issues have reached critical mass, trucking and warehouse companies, as well as dock equipment managers, have been searching for solutions for better efficiency.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Cares Foundation Tackles Workforce Efforts and More

Chris Spear, John Lex, Darren Hawkins

The Trucking Cares Foundation is exploring ways it can help remedy the extended shortage of truck drivers, technicians and warehouse workers in transportation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ashley Furniture Affiliate Set to Acquire Wilson Logistics Assets

Ashley Furniture Industries truck

Ashley Furniture Industries affiliate Ashley Pacific Northwest on Nov. 22 entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Wilson Logistics.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner, TFI Bolster Operations With Acquisitions

Werner

Werner Enterprises and TFI International completed separate acquisitions Nov. 29 to bolster their operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Inc. is expanding its efforts to offer aerial deliveries to homes, joining with startup DroneUp to begin dropping off items ranging from cans of tuna to children’s thermometers.

November 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Teamwork Brings US Capitol Christmas Tree Cheer

Capitol Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON — A truckload of holiday cheer has appeared at the U.S. Capitol Building with the arrival of an 84-foot white fir, made possible by committed industry partnerships.

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
November 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Closes Hong Kong Crew Base Amid Stricter COVID Rules

FedEx Closes Hong Kong Crew Base Amid Stricter COVID Rules

FedEx Corp. is shutting its crew base in Hong Kong, the world’s busiest international cargo hub, and relocating its pilots as the city considers stricter measures on flight crews to curb the spread of COVID.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2021

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