2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
1 1
UPS Inc.
65,872,000 4,910,000 454,000 18,683 97,746
2 2
FedEx Corp.
63,864,000 4,465,000 425,000 29,873 113,218
3 3
XPO
15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
4 4
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
5 30
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings
5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
6 5
Yellow Corp.
4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
7 6
Schneider
4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
8 9
Hub Group
4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
9 10
TFI International
3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
10 9
Landstar System
3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
11 11
Old Dominion Freight Line
3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
12 13
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
3,065,500 158,400
13 12
ArcBest
2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
14 14
Estes Express Lines
2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
15 16
Werner Enterprises
2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
16 15
Roadrunner Freight
2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
17 27
NFI
1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
18 18
Prime Inc.
1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
19 21
Penske Logistics
1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
19 17
UniGroup
1,700,000 -
21 21
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
22 24
R+L Carriers
1,580,000 - 5,084 15,675
23 19
CRST The Transportation Solution
1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
24 25
Kenan Advantage Group
1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
25 26
C.R. England
1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
26 21
Sirva Inc.
1,400,000 -
27 28
Saia Inc.
1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
28 20
Purolator
1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
29 42
Daseke Inc.
1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
30 29
Southeastern Freight Lines
1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
31 32
Universal Logistics Holdings
1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
32 31
Averitt Express
1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
33 37
Forward Air
1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
34 35
Crete Carrier Corp.
1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
35 33
Celadon Group Inc.
1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
36 34
Anderson Trucking Service
1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
37 38
KLLM Transport Services
959,000 - 3,800 5,700
38 39
Lynden
950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
39 59
Evans Delivery
898,000 - 376 5,014 550
40 41
Atlas World Group
842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
41 40
Ruan
836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
42 43
Quality Carriers
786,000 - 2,541 5,204
43 44
Central Transport International
754,000 - 3,180 6,543
44 36
Cardinal Logistics
720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
45 51
Day & Ross
718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
46 50
Pitt Ohio Transportation Group
715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
47 47
Covenant Logistics Group
705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
48 46
Marten Transport
698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
49 49
Stevens Transport
694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
50 53
AAA Cooper Transportation
665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
51 56
United Road Services
645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
52 58
Mullen Group
627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
53 52
Heartland Express
607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
54 48
Jack Cooper Holdings
602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637
55 61
PS Logistics
595,780 - 3,000 2,500
56 45
Trimac Transportation
576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
57 56
OnTrac Inc.
572,856 - 36 950
58 55
Western Express
566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
59 60
Dayton Freight Lines
562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
60 54
Suddath
550,000 -
61 62
Canada Cartage System
546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
62 69
Bennett International Group
512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
63 63
Mercer Transportation Co.
492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
64
Two Men and a Truck Movers
487,236 - 6,136
65 74
Bison Transport
472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
66 67
Cowan Systems
462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
67
10 Roads Express
452,429 - 1,935 2,421
68 64
Dart Transit Co.
451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
69 70
USA Truck (DB Schenker)
446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
70 66
Shevell Group
439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
71 68
P.A.M. Transport
437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
72 72
Mesilla Valley Transportation
430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
73 71
TransX Group of Companies
415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
74 73
TMC Transportation
413,000 - 2,613 3,404
75 79
Black Horse Carriers
412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
76 81
Epes Carriers Inc.
400,977 26,309 1,272 6,065
77
LaserShip Inc./OnTrac Inc.
400,000 - 29 27
78 76
Roehl Transport
384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
79 78
A. Duie Pyle Inc.
373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
80 80
Maverick USA
352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
81 87
Transport Investments
339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
82 84
IMC Cos.
332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
83 82
Dicom Transportation Group
320,700 -
84 94
Salmon Cos.
314,303 - 713 1,092
85 83
Cassens Transport Co.
302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
86 88
TransAm Trucking
280,000 - 1,135 1,823
87 92
Hirschbach Motor Lines
278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
88 91
Foodliner/Quest Liner
277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
89 85
Koch Cos.
277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
90 86
Dependable Supply Chain Services
274,000 - 344 1,220
91 90
Trans-System Inc.
271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
92
Melton Truck Lines
269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
93 77
Central Freight Lines
266,000 - 2,001 8,012
94 97
Martin Transportation Systems
261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
95 100
Quantix Supply Chain Solutions
259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
96 89
Challenger Motor Freight
258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
97 93
United Vision Logistics
256,000 - 1,003 1,347
98 99
Superior Bulk Logistics
252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
99 96
John Christner Trucking
244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
100
Acme Truck Line
239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
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For-Hire News
Business, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire

Kenan Advantage Group Owner Omers Exploring IPO

Omers Private Equity is exploring an initial public offering of Kenan Advantage Group, one of North America’s biggest tank truck transporter and logistics providers, according to sources.

Gillian Tan and Paula Sambo | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2024
Business, For-Hire

Roadrunner Opens Service Center in Atlanta

Roadrunner opened a new less-than-truckload service center in Atlanta, the longhaul freight carrier announced April 10.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire

Kodiak Forms Autonomous Truck Council With Walmart, UPS

Kodiak Robotics launched an advisory council to bolster its efforts to commercialize autonomous trucks with the help of trucking industry leaders, the company announced March 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, For-Hire, TCA

Penske Sues Sacramento Over Environmental Plan

Penske Truck Leasing Co. has sued the city of Sacramento, Calif., alleging the city's environmental plan will harm the company's large North Sacramento facility.

Theresa Cliff | The Sacramento Bee
April 4, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, For-Hire

UPS to Become the Primary Air Cargo Provider for USPS

UPS will become the primary air cargo provider for the United States Postal Service after FedEx said it wasn’t able to reach an agreement on mutually beneficial terms to extend its contract.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
April 1, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, For-Hire

Work Continues on Establishing PC-12 Oil Category

PC-12 will replace the current API CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils, but there are still hurdles ahead of the finish line.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 29, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

UPS Sees Sales, Profit Growth Coming Out of ‘Difficult’ 2023

UPS Inc. expects sales and profit to grow over the next three years as the courier overcomes soft demand for package delivery coming out of the pandemic.

Kiel Porter | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Amazon Delivery Rival Pandion Secures Funding for Expansion

E-commerce logistics startup Pandion — which helps retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue compete with Amazon’s delivery — has secured $41.5 million in fresh funds to expand its operation.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2024
Business, For-Hire

FedEx Plans $5 Billion Buyback of Shares

FedEx Corp. plans to buy back $5 billion of its shares as cost-cutting efforts have helped boost the courier’s profits as fiscal third-quarter earnings beat expectations.

March 21, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire

Aerolane Seeks to Use Freighter Planes to Pull Cargo Gliders

Aerolane is testing a business plan to pull cargo gliders with small freighter planes.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2024
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