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2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest logistics companies in the U.S. and Canada
Up Front
Learn how to be included in the 2017 Top 50 Logistics Companies listing.
As online sales continue to soar, so have the expectations of consumers for goods to be delivered quickly and cheaply.
Our April 20 LiveOnWeb webcast looked at how online shopping is creating enormous disruption to freight networks and modes of delivery. Plus we looked back at the new TT Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings. Watch the replay.
Rankings
Rank Company Total Power Units
1 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 7,208
2 Swift Transportation 4,890
3 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 4,540
4 XPO Logistics 4,210
5 Werner Enterprises 3,580
6 Ruan 3,501
7 Penske Logistics 2,782
8 NFI 2,305
9 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,800
10 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 1,382
11 Averitt Express 1,198
12 Estenson Logistics 1,140
13 Universal Logistics Holdings 965
14 Performance Team 910
15 DHL Supply Chain 865
16 Cowan Logistics 766
17 Celadon Group 700
18 TTS 605
19 Ceva Logistics (North America) 604
20 Dupre[singlequote] Logistics 600
21 AIM Integrated Logistics 515
22 Bay and Bay Transportation 500
23 CRST The Transportation Solution 500
24 Lily Dedicated Logistics Systems 415
25 Crane Worldwide Logistics 371
26 Warehouse Services Inc. 314
27 Landair Dedicated 280
28 Fidelitone 191
29 Saddle Creek Logistics Services 178
30 Kenco Group 167
31 East Coast Warehouse & Distribution 140
32 Keller Logistics Group 115
33 Allen Lund Co. 110
34 Leonard's Express 100
Extras
A former Transport Topics editor who worked at Amazon examines the hustle and bustle of the online retailer.
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On the Bubble

ArcBest Corp. ($177 million), Fort Smith, Ark., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, intermodal and drayage, freight brokerage, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Logistics News
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NTSB to Approve East Palestine Report June 25

WASHINGTON — This month, the National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to approve its investigative findings about a freight train derailment​ last year in East Palestine, Ohio.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2024
Business, Logistics

Panama Canal Averts Shipping Crisis With Its Water Plan

The Panama Canal has managed to ward off a shipping crisis that threatened to upend $270 billion a year in global trade. It did so with careful water management — and a little bit of luck.

June 14, 2024
Business, Logistics

World Container Shipping Rates Keep Rising

Inflation looks to be easing across the developed world, except for one glaring pocket of hot prices: cargo costs on the high seas.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Defense Bill Proposes GAO Review of Moving Contract

The House is considering a must-pass annual defense policy bill that includes a review of a new moving contract and security enhancements for trucks at military bases and installations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Imports Fell 4.5% in May

Imports at the Port of Los Angeles remained above the pre-pandemic peak in the first five months of 2024 despite ticking down in May compared to a year before.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx to Cut Up to 2,000 Europe Jobs

FedEx Corp. plans to cut as many as 2,000 jobs in Europe, the latest move by the package delivery giant to streamline its global workforce and rein in costs.

Cailley LaPara | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Traffic Resumes Through Port of Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Authorities anticipate commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore will soon return to normal levels since the channel fully reopened earlier this week.

Lea Skene and Brian Witte | Associated Press
June 12, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Viewpoint: Transportation Procurement Involves Evolving Processes

From a carrier’s perspective, the way shippers procure transportation can seem arbitrary, with limited thought or imagination. In reality, their approach has become more sophisticated.

Chris Caplice | Chief Scientist, DAT
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Private Fleets Pursuing Emissions Goals More Aggressively

Across all areas of the economy, shippers are facing increasing pressure to make their operations more sustainable and to meet environmental, sustainability and governance targets.

Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 11, 2024
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