2014 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employeessort descending Tractors Trailers
80 81 California Cartage Co. 318,000 - - 1,000 -
100 - Falcon Transport 217,510 - - - -
86 90 Consolidated Fastfrate 274,633 - - - -
87 92 Towne Air Freight 265,000 - - 1,060 1,600
42 74 KLLM Transport Services 743,682 - - 3,250 4,600
29 29 Averitt Express 1,020,000 - - 4,121 12,139
50 51 Contrans Group 555,715 28,577 - 1,400 2,600
96 93 Wheaton World Wide Moving 221,000 6,413 183 740 1,143
82 87 Evans Delivery 310,000 - 200 2,250 525
89 89 John Christner Trucking 256,426 9,417 211 878 1,188
99 - Bridge Terminal Transport 218,244 - 262 - -
65 - United Vision Logistics 400,325 19,512 291 1,505 1,668
57 54 Mercer Transportation Co. 483,161 - 315 2,183 -
94 - Calyx Transportation Group 223,323 - 373 488 750
62 55 Dart Transit Company 426,320 - 411 1,886 6,799
36 37 Atlas World Group 844,827 7,747 700 2,140 3,922
77 88 Bennett International Group 327,857 - 727 1,179 1,422
91 - Trans-System Inc. 246,002 - 898 876 1,100
85 91 Koch Cos. 274,705 - 955 824 4,279
97 95 A&R Logistics 220,000 30,000 1,000 725 50
17 18 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - 1,050 6,301 10,000
98 99 Brown Integrated Logistics 218,779 - 1,107 1,002 4,800
34 35 Quality Distribution 929,810 -42,038 1,145 1,721 5,255
10 9 Landstar System 2,644,780 146,009 1,217 8,174 12,912
41 32 Anderson Trucking Service 750,204 - 1,300 2,205 5,300
45 44 Celadon Group Inc. 680,963 23,314 1,331 3,790 8,385
92 97 Groendyke Transport 239,000 - 1,368 955 1,800
90 96 Superior Bulk Logistics 250,700 8,900 1,414 1,176 2,037
93 - Arnold Transportation 237,000 - 1,429 1,399 4,265
84 86 Cassens Transport Co. 289,794 - 1,430 1,203 1,303
79 82 Epes Carriers Inc. 320,000 17,700 1,446 1,115 -
95 98 Paschall Truck Lines 222,685 - 1,450 1,130 2,600
76 83 OnTrac Inc. 332,331 - 1,697 - 445
69 67 Mesilla Valley Transportation 376,000 - 1,700 1,200 4,500
39 36 Day & Ross 796,476 - 1,734 1,612 2,627
56 63 Bison Transport 365,911 - 1,738 1,402 4,000
81 84 Maverick USA 315,014 18,674 1,777 1,405 1,971
78 76 Challenger Group 325,502 - 1,800 1,440 2,900
88 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 257,000 - 1,850 374 1,231
68 80 Cowan Systems 377,428 - 1,878 1,748 3,795
72 72 Transport America 347,465 - 1,945 1,515 4,450
8 69 Hub Group 3,373,898 69,110 1,982 2,624 448
60 - Daseke Inc. 447,000 - 1,990 2,055 3,800
55 60 Suddath 500,000 7,000 2,000 330 692
75 78 United Road Services 333,464 - 2,100 1,740 1,325
53 49 Mullen Group 537,858 - 2,170 1,325 3,329
83 85 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 293,000 - 2,235 731 1,702
43 - XPO Logistics 702,300 - 2,259 - -
70 75 Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions 363,100 158 2,271 618 963
67 68 Roehl Transport 384,007 - 2,290 2,058 5,148
54 50 TransX Group of Companies 533,061 - 2,630 1,540 4,280
73 70 Comcar Industries 346,403 - 2,679 1,986 4,401
15 14 Sirva Inc. 1,994,200 9,700 2,700 1,832 6,516
51 52 USA Truck 555,005 -9,110 2,750 2,248 6,054
48 43 Stevens Transport 642,138 86,285 2,835 2,710 3,615
61 64 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 429,800 - 2,851 1,070 3,134
58 59 Western Express 463,453 - 2,962 2,419 5,650
64 65 P.A.M. Transport 402,813 5,915 3,034 1,837 5,170
71 71 Acme Truck Line 356,157 - 3,200 2,007 2,257
63 62 Groupe Robert 410,719 - 3,300 1,370 3,000
21 24 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 1,361,410 48,996 3,325 3,723 3,429
40 39 Trimac Transportation 761,000 - 3,345 1,970 4,801
66 73 Dayton Freight Lines 386,000 - 3,361 1,167 2,750
59 57 Shevell Group 450,105 - 3,515 2,140 4,475
47 45 Forward Air 652,481 54,497 3,537 1,517 3,017
52 48 Canada Cartage 541,800 - 3,800 2,246 2,589
44 41 Covenant Transportation Group 684,549 5,244 4,202 2,688 6,861
28 26 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,033,492 50,572 4,339 4,137 6,198
22 21 Prime Inc. 1,300,998 163,439 4,400 5,347 9,436
37 53 Jack Cooper Holdings 825,000 - 4,500 4,000 -
49 46 AAA Cooper Transportation 580,371 - 4,500 2,450 6,000
31 31 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 969,237 69,282 4,600 3,991 9,181
24 20 CRST International 1,269,899 - 4,975 4,490 7,552
38 38 Ruan 807,507 - 5,088 3,651 6,683
33 47 Heartland Express 961,525 90,821 5,220 4,878 14,372
30 28 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,008,164 - 5,524 5,300 13,614
20 19 C.R. England 1,495,597 - 7,352 4,498 6,400
23 23 Kenan Advantage Group 1,286,631 - 7,530 6,301 9,774
26 25 NFI 1,090,000 33,975 7,631 2,304 7,391
27 27 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,065,187 - 8,030 3,318 11,042
25 22 Saia Inc. 1,139,094 43,627 8,400 3,426 10,848
18 16 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,700 7,996 17,000
32 30 Penske Logistics 968,000 - 10,000 1,598 2,816
14 13 Werner Enterprises 2,029,183 86,785 11,656 7,050 23,705
19 17 Purolator 1,575,391 - 12,000 493 1,292
12 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 2,337,648 206,113 14,073 6,296 25,052
9 8 TFI International 3,019,367 98,754 14,210 11,930 11,200
11 10 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,383,063 - 14,312 4,098 6,042
16 15 Estes Express Lines 1,948,525 - 14,909 6,277 24,102
6 7 Swift Transportation 4,118,195 155,422 16,900 17,961 57,310
7 6 Schneider 3,600,000 - 16,900 11,700 31,000
3 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 5,585,000 342,000 18,467 11,235 26,340
4 3 Con-way Inc. 5,473,356 99,153 29,500 11,867 32,800
5 5 YRC Worldwide 4,865,400 -83,600 32,000 14,500 46,500
2 2 FedEx Corp. 45,100,000 2,046,000 300,000 25,028 92,982
1 1 UPS Inc. 55,438,000 4,372,000 395,000 - -
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Top 100 News
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Expands LTL Footprint in Georgia

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. will now offer less-than-truckload services in Savannah, Ga., the company announced July 13.

July 13, 2020
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

Top 100 For-hire Intractive Map

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July 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Jumps With Amazon Prime Challenger Nearing Debut

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Walmart Inc. will introduce a subscription service this month to compete with Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime program, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Secures Funding Agreements With Lenders, Government

YRC Freight truck

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement with its lenders that will extend until 2024 the terms of $580 million in loans it is using to help improve its business operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Loss in Q4, Shows Improvement From Year Ago

FedEx Ground truck

FedEx said its fourth-quarter net income was a loss of $334 million, or negative $1.28 a share, compared with a loss of $1.97 billion, or negative $7.56 a share, in the 2019 period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Breaking News, Top 100

TuSimple Partners With Major Fleets to Launch Autonomous Freight Network

Map shows planned rollout of TuSimple's Autonomous Freight Network

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple has partnered with four major transportation companies to launch a logistics network for its highly automated trucks, marking a new phase in its push to bring its technology to market in the coming years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

UPS Truck

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed 2020 into a challenging and unprecedented year for the trucking industry, but at least for now, Transport Topics' annual ranking of the largest for-hire carriers in North America remains fairly stable.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Sanitation, Social Distancing Become New Normal in Trucking

C.R. England

Fleets have established heightened cleaning procedures and have implemented social distancing measures at loading docks to help protect drivers from COVID-19 as they deliver essential goods.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
June 22, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Truck Orders Slow to Crawl Amid Pandemic

Engine assembly

Market uncertainty due to the effects of COVID-19 has depressed demand for new trucking equipment, with new Class 8 truck orders sinking to a 25-year low.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
Business, Top 100

One Small Fleet’s Role in the COVID-19 Response

Boyle Transportation

Boyle Transportation, which has been hauling medical supplies and equipment during the pandemic, is among the many small trucking companies that have played a direct role in the nation's response to COVID-19.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020

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