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 203,337
14 Bay & 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
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers.

On the Bubble

Consolidated Fastfrate ($246 million), is a less-than-truckload, intermodal, truckload/dedicated and flatbed/heavy specialized carrier based in Woodbridge, Ontario.
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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.
Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
For-Hire News
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
Business, For-Hire

TFI Eyes Merger for Truckload Operations as Part of Spinoff

TFI International’s truckload operations could be merged with a competitor to divide the Montreal-based company into two publicly traded entities, likely in 2025, its CEO said Feb. 9.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

TFI Q4 Profits Fall 14.4% as Deals Dull Freight Market Toll

Profits at TFI International in the fourth quarter fell 14.4% compared with the same period a year earlier, as acquisitions softened the impact of a weak freight environment.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt Exits After Omni Deal Completion

Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt exited the company days after finally completing the carrier’s at-times contentious merger with Omni Logistics.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Trucking Executives Cite Opportunities for AI Adoption

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence promises to unlock greater efficiency in the freight transportation industry, but implementing AI functions is not without its challenges.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 8, 2024
Business, For-Hire

ArcBest Reports 31% Earnings Gain Despite Revenue Drop

ArcBest Corp. experienced a 30.7% increase in earnings despite a decline in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Feb. 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024
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