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 This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
1 1
UPS Inc.
71,861,000 4,791,000 481,000 19,732 106,481
2 2
FedEx Corp.
69,200,000 3,636,000 425,000 29,813 113,218
3 3
XPO
17,279,000 390,000 100,000 14,438 25,689
4 4
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
8,614,874 489,585 28,300 15,808 33,510
5 5
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings
5,344,066 456,070 22,800 19,156 69,544
6 6
Yellow Corp.
5,092,000 20,200 31,000 14,100 45,000
7 7
Schneider
4,977,000 268,900 19,400 13,700 37,800
8 10
Landstar System
4,615,144 255,281 1,306 10,599 16,743
9 11
Old Dominion Freight Line
4,043,695 605,668 22,858 9,254 35,729
10 9
TFI International
3,954,008 225,356 17,127 15,992 26,487
11 12
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
3,731,457 194,806
12 8
Hub Group
3,683,593 201,740 5,400 3,800 5,000
13 14
Estes Express Lines
3,160,000 - 18,451 7,569 29,519
14 13
ArcBest
3,093,788 67,262 13,000 4,273 22,680
15 15
Werner Enterprises
2,457,914 168,148 12,852 7,860 25,255
16 19
Penske Logistics
2,300,000 - 19,012 3,491 10,162
17 16
Roadrunner Freight
2,216,141 -165,597 4,600 3,422 5,563
18 18
Prime Inc.
2,186,057 306,419 4,900 7,226 13,524
19 17
NFI
2,040,000 - 10,900 4,000 9,700
20 21
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
1,842,817 26,106 8,912 6,909 16,000
21 29
Daseke Inc.
1,770,000 -5,187 5,930 6,144 13,824
22 19
UniGroup
1,700,000 - 5,022 5,607
23 22
R+L Carriers
1,692,000 - 5,084 15,675
24 23
CRST The Transportation Solution
1,685,000 - 7,131 6,052 14,077
25 27
Saia Inc.
1,653,849 104,981 10,300 4,834 15,483
26 25
C.R. England
1,636,138 - 8,196 4,287 6,494
27 24
Kenan Advantage Group
1,536,191 - 9,000 6,409 10,732
28 31
Universal Logistics Holdings
1,461,708 52,178 6,335 4,057 6,152
29 26
Sirva Inc.
1,400,000 - 1,657 2,867
30 30
Southeastern Freight Lines
1,378,929 - 8,989 3,570 11,569
31 32
Forward Air
1,320,886 92,051 5,411 1,185 6,647
32 32
Averitt Express
1,298,463 - 9,000 4,947 15,182
33 36
Anderson Trucking Service
1,244,459 - 2,143 2,636 6,978
34 39
Evans Delivery
1,163,625 - 429 6,000 550
35 34
Crete Carrier Corp.
1,156,000 - 6,000 5,373 13,430
36 28
Purolator
1,078,043 - 10,000 465 1,329
37 38
Lynden
1,050,000 - 2,658 998 2,679
38 35
Celadon Group Inc.
999,700 - 5,500 3,850 10,000
39 41
Ruan
957,131 - 5,700 3,700 9,600
40 37
KLLM Transport Services
917,000 - 3,500 5,400
41 40
Atlas World Group
900,500 10,000 650 1,064 4,136
42 47
Covenant Logistics Group
885,455 42,503 5,500 3,154 6,950
43 46
Pitt Ohio Transportation Group
826,947 - 5,751 2,047 5,534
44 43
Central Transport International
825,000 - 3,180 6,543
45 42
Quality Carriers
822,000 - 2,541 5,204
46 45
Day & Ross
806,806 - 3,277 2,872 9,006
47 44
Cardinal Logistics
800,000 - 4,220 2,560 8,000
48 48
Marten Transport
787,594 55,027 3,600 2,661 5,594
49 55
PS Logistics
747,339 - 3,664 3,150 5,300
50 50
AAA Cooper Transportation
725,000 - 5,234 2,690 6,800
51 49
Stevens Transport
719,870 102,660 2,700 2,715 3,900
52 58
Western Express
695,122 - 3,250 2,805 7,600
53 52
Mullen Group
674,027 - 3,759 1,978 5,055
54 51
United Road Services
659,000 - 1,846 2,550 1,300
54 59
Dayton Freight Lines
659,000 89,577 4,922 1,752 4,408
56 62
Bennett International Group
612,140 - 1,124 1,632 2,698
57 53
Heartland Express
610,803 72,677 3,450 2,906 10,506
58 63
Mercer Transportation Co.
602,504 - 305 2,608 2,608
59 60
Suddath
600,000 - 2,200
60 54
Jack Cooper Holdings
581,000 - 3,753 1,843 2,290
61 57
OnTrac Inc.
562,856 - 23 900
62 65
Bison Transport
556,684 - 3,100 1,697 5,096
63 66
Cowan Systems
537,163 - 2,107 2,073 5,785
64 69
USA Truck (DB Schenker)
534,060 12,204 2,400 1,674 5,531
65 71
P.A.M. Transport
533,261 23,994 2,748 2,031 6,397
66 56
Trimac Transportation
528,672 - 3,165 1,966 4,080
67 61
Canada Cartage System
501,659 - 3,160 3,309 2,817
68 68
Dart Transit Co.
491,912 - 2,362 2,068 7,408
69 75
Black Horse Carriers
491,000 - 3,438 1,700 4,000
70 64
Two Men and a Truck Movers
487,236 - 6,334
71 67
10 Roads Express
480,806 - 1,857 2,281
72 74
TMC Transportation
464,000 - 2,752 3,691
73 87
Hirschbach Motor Lines
454,454 - 1,213 1,860 3,490
74 77
LaserShip Inc./OnTrac Inc.
435,000 - 14 10
75 79
A. Duie Pyle Inc.
428,800 - 2,851 1,083 2,086
76 78
Roehl Transport
421,330 - 2,460 1,966 4,902
77 80
Maverick USA
395,771 - 2,156 1,632 2,446
78 81
Transport Investments
384,719 - 200 1,035 1,899
79 72
Mesilla Valley Transportation
383,950 - 1,662 1,400 5,000
80 82
IMC Cos.
368,560 - 2,001 1,455 148
81
Red Classic
354,416 - 1,211 546 2,647
82 88
Foodliner/Quest Liner
317,062 - 1,301 1,279 2,301
83 89
Koch Cos.
310,000 - 1,167 1,155 5,432
84 86
TransAm Trucking
307,000 - 1,135 1,823
85 92
Melton Truck Lines
302,227 - 1,701 1,359 2,276
86 91
Trans-System Inc.
300,000 - 1,100 1,000 1,870
86
ContainerPort Group
300,000 - 400 1,400 100
86
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
300,000 - 1,700 200
89 99
John Christner Trucking
295,171 24,907 207 801 1,103
90
Heniff Transportation Systems
293,000 - 1,100 3,000
91 85
Cassens Transport Co.
292,635 - 1,126 1,150 1,150
92 90
Dependable Supply Chain Services
291,000 - 346 1,113
93
Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport
290,935 - 1,137 1,139
94 100
Acme Truck Line
290,475 - 2,000 900 1,000
95 95
Quantix Supply Chain Solutions
285,000 - 1,100 858 1,132
95 96
Challenger Motor Freight
285,000 - 1,875 1,530 3,350
97 94
Martin Transportation Systems
282,483 - 2,179 1,261 2,592
98
PGT Trucking
280,000 - 675 1,020 1,820
99 98
Superior Bulk Logistics
277,000 - 1,100 2,000
100 97
United Vision Logistics
275,000 - 977 1,217
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers.
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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.
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Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
For-Hire News
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Navistar Launches Integrated Powertrain

Truck maker Navistar announced Feb. 26 it has made the first deliveries of its International LT Series equipped with the International S13 Integrated Powertrain.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Business, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt to Promote Shelley Simpson to CEO Post

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced that company president Shelley Simpson is also taking on the post of CEO, effective July 1.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air Reports 138% Earnings Drop for Q4

Forward Air Corp. experienced a 138% earnings drop year-over-year during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Feb. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, For-Hire

Groups Support Werner in Legal Filing Over ‘Nuclear’ Verdict

The Texas Trucking Association and another advocacy group have filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking that it reject a $100 million lower-court accident verdict against Werner Enterprises.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2024
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
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