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2024 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Soft market conditions in 2023 placed financial strain on many of the largest trucking companies in North America.

Trucking companies have been surviving on lower rates while awaiting a freight market recovery.

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

Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
1 1 90,958,000 6,708,000 500,000 19,267 84,956
2 2 87,514,000 4,395,000 529,000 38,697 138,230
3 3 12,829,665 728,287 35,000 23,000 47,400
4 4 9,090,567
est
504,877 25,123 7,504 34,599
5 5 7,744,000 189,000 38,000 9,500 33,500
6 9 7,660,000
est
- 47,500 69,000 40,800
7 7 7,141,766 217,149 34,300 24,788 96,347
8 10 5,866,152 1,239,502 23,386 10,791 46,414
9 8 5,498,900 238,500 17,300 10,600 47,300
10 6 5,303,322 264,394 1,468 9,809 18,017
11 14 5,073,000 - 22,803 10,033 41,368
12 12 4,427,443 142,164 15,000 4,411 24,323
13 15 4,300,000 - 21,173 7,287 21,979
14 11 4,202,585 167,528 5,950 5,200 4,300
15 16 3,500,000 - 17,300 4,850 13,700
16 17 3,283,499 112,382 13,809 8,035 30,810
17 18 3,070,000
est
- 8,284 20,468
18 21 2,881,433 354,857 14,000 6,500 22,100
19 20 2,653,000 296,000 14,000 552 1,073
20 19 2,520,027 368,654 4,535 8,112 15,735
21 22 2,406,635 - 10,000 7,550 12,600
22 23 2,040,000 - 630 7,500
23 34 1,706,219 - 5,000 3,782 10,302
24 32 1,686,340 - 8,592 2,924 8,426
25 29 1,668,000
est
- 9,309 5,255 15,774
25 26 1,668,000
est
- 6,224 4,778
27 25 1,662,139 92,901 9,311 4,206 4,892
28 33 1,569,780
est
- 3,600 3,950 6,400
29 39 1,529,000 - 8,258 1,537 9,854
30 35 1,525,716
est
- 1,234
31 30 1,511,300 - 2,379 2,443 6,891
32 38 1,342,000 - 6,500 5,538 13,170
33 40 859,429 - 2,940 2,200 150
34 36 1,282,000 - 616 3,900
35 44 1,261,000
est
- 2,953 11,877
36 58 1,207,458 14,775 6,320 5,512 16,833
37 41 1,193,400
est
- 2,519 1,088 3,348
38 42 1,131,455 70,373 4,213 3,349 5,653
39 43 1,127,348 - 1,215 3,499 3,345
40 46 1,103,573 55,229 4,904 2,458 4,808
41 27 1,096,958 167,351 4,014 989 6,637
42 28 1,089,000
est
- 6,500 3,996 5,544
43 48 1,057,251 - 3,050 4,300
44 50 1,054,000
est
- 5,300 3,550 9,200
45 56 1,035,000
est
- 5,800 2,261 5,223
46 49 1,003,153 - 4,486 2,600 9,400
47 37 989,259 101,259 4,621 2,354 6,549
48 55 962,180
est
- 5,583 3,500 5,000
49 60 944,742 - 5,424 1,654 4,145
50 53 904,600 2,000 637 1,679 3,754
51 57 903,312
est
- 3,000 2,035 5,782
52 54 886,000 - 783 1,020 1,508
53 62 814,000 118,900 3,650 2,400 4,100
54 61 810,807 18,416 2,530 2,200 8,567
55 45 808,000
est
- 2,624 3,152 5,250
56 67 795,000 - 3,200 2,500 2,345
57 66 774,000 - 4,120 1,763 2,924
58 758,000
est
-
59 65 744,000
est
- 3,500 2,519 3,402
60 64 736,236
est
- 1,837 1,797 1,915
61 76 676,000
est
- 3,681 4,429
62 59 674,500 - 3,500 2,897 4,608
63 68 670,079 - 2,325 2,392 7,666
64 69 664,000 - 2,262 1,899 3,425
65 70 647,000
est
- 266 2,093 2,093
66 609,000
est
- 3,700 3,076 11,683
67 71 574,668
est
- 3,400 2,200 5,000
68 73 574,000
est
- 2,933 2,166 5,820
69 83 556,975 - 1,585 1,480 3,134
70 74 547,128
est
- 2,000 2,000
71 75 531,522
est
- 2,000 1,286 1,284
72 78 468,180
est
- 450 1,500
73 72 446,000
est
- 2,000 1,600 5,600
74 63 443,000
est
- 2,043 6,300
75 85 425,089 - 619 1,199 2,011
76 79 423,433
est
- 2,173 1,645 2,763
77 80 415,120
est
- 260 550 650
78 88 410,000
est
- 1,250 352 2,042
79 81 403,002
est
- 1,485 576 1,147
80 84 390,150
est
- 900 2,000
81 87 374,000
est
- 400 158 575
82 357,000 - 600 640 1,300
83 82 349,442 - 1,754 1,596 2,420
84 92 332,000 - 1,150 1,005 1,900
85 91 331,258
est
- 930 616 1,000
86 330,000 - 1,404 687 1,423
87 86 323,556 187,260 1,225 615 1,805
88 94 320,000
est
- 1,700 800 2,400
89 93 312,933
est
- 509 757 3,400
90 95 305,694
est
- 1,500 4,000
91 96 301,222
est
- 1,300 1,200 4,600
92 97 290,822
est
- 1,200 1,897 2,068
93 98 264,906 - 1,095 750 3,340
94 253,000
est
- 1,600 600
95 248,467 - 1,350 849 623
96 100 232,529
est
- 588 653 1,250
97 207,000 - 1,090 850 2,200
98 204,698 6,141 1,288 1,150 2,696
99 198,166 -1,324 1,315 702 1,620
100 182,415 13,426 1,800 119 295
Extras

The regional LTL carrier has adapted and expanded through a full century of economic cycles and industry changes.

The trucking industry remains mired in sustained overcapacity relative to freight demand even as it has slowly shed workers.

After being displaced by war in his native Sudan, Lual Akoon’s path took him to Middle America – and trucking.

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For-hire carriers across segments saw revenues slide and margins tighten, but some fared better than others.

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

For-Hire News
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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
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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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