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!
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 Prime Inc. 1,887,004
2 C.R. England 1,636,138
3 KLLM Transport Services 917,000
4 Swift Refrigerated 819,190
5 Stevens Transport 719,870
6 Marten Transport 375,340
7 Hirschbach Motor Lines 369,285
8 TransAm Trucking 307,000
9 John Christner Trucking 295,171
10 Shaffer Trucking 266,000
11 Navajo Express 255,000
12 Black Horse Carriers 214,000
13 May Trucking Co. 203,337
14 Bay and Bay Transportation 155,000
15 NFI 148,000
16 Frialsa Logistica 143,200
17 Covenant Logistics Group 135,200
18 Pride Transport 120,000
19 J&R Schugel Trucking 119,000
20 WEL Cos. 118,799
21 National Carriers 115,500
22 Decker Truck Line 106,206
23 Freymiller Inc. 98,000
24 Roadrunner Freight 96,692
25 Continental Express 96,500
26 Day & Ross 84,795
27 Schuster Co. 83,200
28 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 50,667
29 Great Plains Transport Inc. 48,697
30 Denney Transport 46,401
31 Maverick USA 45,484
32 MCT Transportation 44,148
33 Cowan Systems 41,571
34 PS Logistics 36,367
35 CRST The Transportation Solution 36,000
36 Transportes Garza Leal 34,500
37 TransAmerica Express Logistics 30,000
38 TWT Refrigerated 30,000
39 Halvor Lines 26,401
40 Blackhawk Transport 18,157
41 Fastfrate Group 2,700
42 J&B Express 2,200
43 Dupré Logistics 1,641
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers.

On the Bubble

Central Freight Lines ($248 million), is a regional and interregional less-than-truckload carrier based in Waco, Texas.
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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.
Nevertheless, industry projections remain positive.
George Casiano's family shares the story of an industry veteran.
All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.
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Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
For-Hire News
Business, For-Hire

TFI Inks Fifth ’24 Takeover With Tank Truck Carrier Purchase

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Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

UPS to Sell Coyote Logistics to RXO

UPS Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its asset-light freight brokerage business, Coyote Logistics, to RXO Inc., the company announced June 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2024
Business, For-Hire

Interactive Map: Where the 2024 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

Find out where the 2024 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers are located by regions and by state in North America with our interactive map.

June 21, 2024
Business, For-Hire, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Celebrates Centennial Milestone

From the Great Depression to industry deregulation and beyond, A. Duie Pyle has kept trucking, marking a full century of economic cycles and transformations in freight transportation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
June 21, 2024
Business, For-Hire, Top 100

Industry Sector Rankings Reflect Market Downturn

For-hire carriers across segments saw revenues slide and margins tighten in 2023, but some industry sectors fared better than others.

June 21, 2024
Business, For-Hire, Top 100

Freight Recession Squeezes Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

Soft market conditions in 2023 placed financial strain on many of the largest for-hire trucking companies in North America. 

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
June 21, 2024
For-Hire, Top 100

An Immigrant’s Long Journey to Freedom Leads to Trucking

Since coming to the U.S. from Sudan in 1999, Lual Akoon has built a new life for himself — as a trucker and an advocate, meeting with legislators and representing drivers nationwide.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
June 21, 2024
Business, For-Hire, Top 100

Fleets Persevere Through Down Market With Care and Creativity

The largest for-hire carriers have persevered through a down market with care for their customers and close attention to controlling costs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 21, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Artur Express to Run 100 Kodiak Self-Driving Sleeper Trucks

Artur Express plans to operate 100 sleeper trucks with Kodiak Robotics’ self-driving truck technology installed in a partnership between the companies, they said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Efficient Use of Space Is Key in Weak Freight Market: Study

Over-the-road carriers waiting for an upturn in the freight cycle must make the most efficient use of their trucks’ space to best ride out ongoing market weakness, according to CSCMP.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2024
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