2016 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 Yearsort ascending Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
100 94 Consolidated Fastfrate Group 180,773 - 830 621 965
99 101 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 190,789 - 1,450 656 1,905
98 102 May Trucking 200,619 - 1,350 998 2,100
97 103 Dupre Logistics 201,803 1,308 1,247 592 1,018
96 102 PGT Holdings 204,000 - 1,045 1,012 1,400
94 99 Central Freight Lines 205,000 - - 1,250 2,848
94 101 National Carriers Inc. 205,000 - 590 650 1,200
93 100 Wheaton World Wide Moving 209,140 6,926 180 717 1,075
92 95 A&R Logistics 211,000 - 1,100 850 1,200
91 89 Transport Investments Inc. 215,408 - - 773 1,000
90 93 Brown Integrated Logistics 216,236 - 1,150 1,110 5,100
89 95 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000 - 1,400 1,125 2,200
88 87 Groendyke Transport 221,329 15,715 1,386 1,010 1,640
87 90 Melton Truck Lines Inc. 223,641 - 1,477 1,244 2,012
86 81 John Christner Trucking 244,718 24,977 222 726 995
85 85 Superior Bulk Logistics 244,800 7,500 1,400 942 2,000
84 86 Foodliner/Quest Liner 245,152 - 1,136 1,145 2,060
83 83 Trans-System Inc. 255,325 - 1,100 1,046 1,579
82 78 Challenger Group 258,496 - 1,900 1,550 3,300
81 84 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 259,301 - 1,810 1,294 3,278
80 90 IMC Companies 273,000 236,000 1,826 1,491 91
79 77 Comcar Industries 275,165 - 2,702 1,712 4,680
78 88 Black Horse Carriers 278,341 - 2,300 1,170 2,800
77 60 Acme Truck Line 282,597 - - 1,315 1,314
76 79 Koch Companies Inc. 290,000 - 1,300 980 4,950
75 92 Dicom Transportation Group 313,000 - - - -
74 76 Maverick USA 314,722 - 2,034 1,528 2,270
73 75 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 325,384 - 2,600 925 1,900
72 74 Cassens Transport Co. 327,206 - 1,327 1,411 -
71 73 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,276 27,524 1,542 1,157 5,636
70 69 Roehl Transport 374,156 - 2,540 2,072 4,829
69 65 Dart Transit Company 383,284 2,092 1,266 2,130 6,248
68 63 Bennett International Group 384,418 - 882 1,625 1,379
67 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109 - 2,035 1,589 5,598
66 71 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716 - 1,950 1,400 5,100
65 59 Bison Transport 423,403 - 2,600 1,635 3,616
64 67 P.A.M. Transport 417,050 21,436 3,049 1,860 4,983
63 72 California Cartage Co. 420,000 - - 1,500 -
62 66 Cowan Systems 432,000 - 1,910 1,969 4,442
61 61 TransX Group of Companies 442,428 - 2,670 1,570 4,360
60 62 Shevell Group 454,000 - 3,644 1,860 4,550
59 68 Evans Delivery Company 457,000 - 300 3,370 600
58 64 Dayton Freight Lines 462,000 - 3,905 1,361 3,106
57 56 Canada Cartage 466,463 - 4,000 2,059 2,463
56 - PS Logistics 491,000 - 1,900 2,076 2,271
55 53 Mercer Transportation Co. 494,912 - 312 2,487 2,487
54 55 United Road Services Inc. 500,000 - 1,700 2,000 1,600
53 50 USA Truck 507,934 11,069 2,881 1,568 6,200
52 54 Western Express 520,079 - 3,275 2,520 5,860
51 57 Mullen Group Ltd. 559,477 - 3,407 2,265 4,839
50 51 AAA Cooper Transportation 595,368 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
49 58 Suddath 600,000 - 2,150 435 765
48 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 619,736 - 3,169 865 2,036
47 48 Marten Transport Ltd. 664,994 35,745 3,577 2,740 4,700
46 47 Stevens Transport 671,110 89,130 2,792 2,717 3,880
45 44 Day & Ross Transportation Group 710,914 - 1,793 1,539 3,580
44 49 Daseke Inc. 721,000 - 3,014 2,957 5,977
43 46 Covenant Transport Services 724,240 42,085 4,400 2,656 6,978
42 43 Jack Cooper Holdings 728,589 - 3,895 3,525 -
41 39 Heartland Express Inc. 736,345 73,056 4,200 3,872 6,281
40 45 Trimac Transportation 756,000 - 3,262 1,992 4,282
39 37 Atlas World Group 845,100 8,200 674 2,022 -
38 41 Ruan 869,214 - 5,558 3,501 7,691
37 38 Anderson Trucking Service 880,820 - 1,430 2,451 6,463
36 40 KLLM Transport Services 910,000 - - 4,000 5,600
35 34 Forward Air Corp. 959,125 55,575 4,536 1,936 4,078
34 35 Lynden Inc. 975,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
33 32 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,014,000 - - 5,339 12,982
32 42 Celadon Group Inc. 1,026,489 38,620 6,200 4,253 13,327
31 33 Averitt Express 1,078,436 - - 4,215 12,474
30 27 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,130,000 - 7,309 4,710 3,650
29 31 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,182,964 116,718 5,500 4,699 11,718
28 28 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,192,823 - 8,687 3,809 11,477
27 30 NFI 1,200,000 - 8,200 2,453 7,800
26 22 Purolator 1,202,828 - 11,000 465 1,300
25 26 Saia Inc. 1,221,311 - 8,900 3,932 12,371
24 25 CRST International 1,316,696 - 8,084 4,136 8,499
23 23 C.R. England Inc. 1,397,626 - 7,825 4,735 6,010
22 29 Penske Logistics 1,400,000 - 13,740 2,500 5,540
21 20 Kenan Advantage Group 1,455,100 - 9,016 6,333 9,491
20 24 Sirva Inc. 1,500,000 - - - -
19 18 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,541,000 - 10,400 6,796 15,000
18 21 Prime Inc. 1,627,899 223,958 3,365 6,613 12,629
17 19 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - 1,220 5,000 6,700
16 17 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 1,995,019 48,000 4,502 4,319 6,494
15 16 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,093,529 123,714 12,325 7,512 24,090
14 15 Estes Express Lines 2,367,000 - 16,126 6,561 26,518
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,443,301 139,554 - 4,098 6,042
12 12 ArcBest 2,666,905 44,854 13,000 4,374 21,244
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,972,442 304,690 19,482 7,688 30,204
10 9 TFI International 3,154,018 127,915 15,496 5,938 17,706
9 10 Landstar System 3,321,091 147,689 1,223 9,237 14,761
8 8 Hub Group 3,525,595 70,949 2,605 2,844 452
7 7 Schneider 4,000,000 - 18,132 13,020 33,830
6 6 Swift Transportation 4,229,322 197,577 21,000 19,864 65,233
5 5 YRC Worldwide 4,832,400 700 32,000 15,100 45,000
4 3 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 6,187,646 427,235 21,455 14,002 29,276
3 14 XPO Logistics 7,623,200 -245,900 87,000 18,051 27,501
2 2 FedEx Corp. 49,600,000 2,866,000 340,000 27,282 102,014
1 1 UPS Inc. 58,400,000 4,800,000 444,000 109,423 -

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Daylight Transport 192,000
2 Lakeville Motor Express 120,000
3 Dependable Highway Express 75,000
4 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
5 Midwest Motor Express 93,000
6 Wilson Logistics 147,550
7 Watkins & Shepard Trucking 159,000
8 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 166,944
9 Fastfrate 103,171
10 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 186,974
11 Central Freight Lines 205,000
12 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 281,554
13 TransX Group of Companies 92,859
14 New England Motor Freight 388,000
15 Dayton Freight Lines 452,817
16 AAA Cooper Transportation 595,368
17 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 396,000
18 Day & Ross Freight 270,148
19 Atlas World Group 38,178
20 Anderson Trucking Service 54,096
21 Forward Air Solutions 129,988
22 Averitt Express 702,000
23 Southeastern Freight Lines 955,052
24 Saia Inc. 1,221,311
25 Roadrunner Freight 516,251
26 Estes Express Lines 2,367,000
27 ABF Freight 1,918,450
28 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,972,442
29 TFI International 691,014
30 Landstar System 80,687
31 YRC Worldwide 4,832,400
32 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
33 FedEx Freight 6,170,000
34 UPS Freight 2,881,000

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Titan Transfer Inc. 84,002
2 Abilene Motor Express 95,000
3 CalArk Inc. 124,218
4 System Freight 72,562
5 SLH Transport 114,581
6 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 44,604
7 Brown Trucking Co. 176,521
8 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000
9 Challenger Motor Freight 258,496
10 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 259,301
11 Black Horse Carriers 143,000
12 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 290,000
13 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 15,490
14 Epes Carriers Inc. 215,979
15 Roehl Transport 211,154
16 Dart Transit Co. 349,456
17 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109
18 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716
19 Bison Transport 303,191
20 P.A.M. Transport 417,050
21 Cowan Systems 432,000
22 TransX Group of Companies 79,593
23 Canada Cartage 466,463
24 USA Truck 356,528
25 Western Express 520,079
26 Mullen Group Ltd. 559,477
27 Day & Ross Freight 112,324
28 Convenant Transport/Star Transportation 449,029
29 Heartland Express Inc. 736,345
30 Atlas World Group 28,501
31 Ruan 521,063
32 Anderson Trucking Service 155,898
33 Forward Air Corp. 110,950
34 Crete Carrier Corp. 775,000
35 Celadon Trucking Services 748,337
36 Universal Truckload 696,134
37 Knight-Swift Transportation 952,098
38 G&P Trucking 227,329
39 NFI 332,700
40 CRST International 585,587
41 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,346,000
42 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,644,874
43 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 895,538
44 TFI International 1,263,357
45 Landstar System 1,894,221
46 Schneider 2,380,000
47 Swift Truckload 3,131,771
48 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,836,766
49 XPO Logistics 770,000

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 150,000
2 Canada Drayage 9,001
3 IMC Companies 273,000
4 Dart Intermodal 33,828
5 Bison Transport 17,449
6 California Cartage Co. 420,000
7 TransX Group of Companies 84,015
8 Evans Delivery Company 457,000
9 Marten Transport Ltd. 76,958
10 Forward Air Corp. 104,292
11 Celadon Group Inc. 114,134
12 Universal Intermodal Services 147,381
13 Landstar System 105,347
14 Hub Group 2,197,268
15 Swift Intermodal 390,572
16 J.B. Hunt Intermodal 3,664,670
17 XPO Logistics 1,500,000

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 EZE Trucking 80,000
2 Aveda Transportation 79,400
3 PGT Holdings 200,000
4 Transport Investments Inc. 215,408
5 Melton Truck Lines Inc. 223,641
6 System Transport 144,647
7 CT Transportation 66,469
8 Acme Truck Line 282,597
9 Maverick USA 278,584
10 Roehl Transport 104,019
11 Bennett Motor Express/Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging/Bennett Heavy & Specialized 244,149
12 Bison Transport 20,478
13 PS Logistics 491,000
14 Mercer Transportation Co. 494,912
15 Daseke Inc. 612,000
16 Anderson Trucking Service 367,971
17 Hunt Transportation 32,000
18 Celadon Group Inc. 19,009
19 CRST Malone 243,818
20 Landstar System 1,109,356

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 135,000
2 Golden State Overnight 108,000
3 Lone Star Overnight 120,000
4 LaserShip Inc. 320,000
5 Purolator 1,202,828
6 TFI International 1,054,882
7 FedEx Corp. 42,300,000
8 UPS Inc. 48,896,000

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Cassens Transport Co. 327,206
2 Bennett Truck Transport/Bennett DriveAway 82,770
3 United Road Services Inc. 500,000
4 Jack Cooper Holdings 728,589

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Stevens Worldwide Van Lines 97,728
2 Wheaton World Wide Moving 209,140
3 Suddath 600,000
4 Atlas World Group 724,320
5 Forward Air Corp. 129,988
6 CRST Specialized Transportation 241,819
7 Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving 1,500,000
8 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000
9 ArcBest 119,252
10 XPO Logistics 692,800

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Tidewater Transit Co. 58,000
2 Transwood Carriers Inc. 189,300
3 Martin Transport Inc. 151,448
4 Tankstar USA Inc. 125,613
5 Eagle Transport Corp. 131,117
6 Dillon Transport Inc. 114,000
7 Mission Petroleum Carriers 113,150
8 Slay Transportation Co. 104,521
9 Linden Bulk Transportation 83,868
10 CLI Transport 63,743
11 Bay & Bay Transportation 21,232
12 Apex Logistics 61,641
13 United Petroleum Carriers 108,907
14 Quality Distribution Inc. 798,000
15 J&M Tank Lines Inc. 71,983
16 Florida Rock & Tank Lines 122,882
17 Genox Transportation Inc. 69,701
18 Service Transport Co. 63,331
19 Schilli Corp. 66,000
20 Miller Transporters 104,129
21 Western Dairy Transport 160,377
22 Dupre Logistics 201,803
23 A&R Logistics 211,000
24 Groendyke Transport 221,329
25 Superior Bulk Logistics 244,800
26 Foodliner/Quest Liner 245,152
27 CCC Transportation/ CTL Transportation 97,190
28 Trimac Transportation Services 756,000
29 Ruan 202,551
30 Kenan Advantage Group 1,378,770
31 Schneider 215,900

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 J&R Schugel Trucking 122,000
2 Freymiller Inc. 93,000
3 Continental Express Inc. 69,000
4 Bay & Bay Transportation 70,269
5 WEL Companies 109,000
6 Navajo Express Inc. 175,000
7 May Trucking 200,619
8 National Carriers Inc. 105,000
9 John Christner Trucking 244,718
10 T-W Transport 33,075
11 MCT Transportation 111,506
12 Black Horse Carriers 135,000
13 Koch Companies Inc. 30,000
14 Maverick USA 29,277
15 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 35,928
16 Interstate Distributor Co. 39,000
17 CanXpress 150,343
18 Marten Transport Ltd. 398,361
19 Stevens Transport 671,110
20 Day & Ross Transportation Group 72,513
21 Southern Refrigerated Transport 195,545
22 KLLM Transport Services 910,000
23 Forward Air Corp. 42,373
24 Shaffer Trucking 207,000
25 Celadon Group Inc. 56,518
26 CRST International 28,873
27 C.R. England Inc. 1,397,626
28 Prime Inc. 1,627,899
29 Swift Refrigerated 380,251

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 LoadOne 96,000
2 Dicom Transportation Group 313,000
3 Forward Air Corp. 576,933
4 ArcBest (Panther) 300,000
5 Landstar System 27,389
6 XPO Logistics 246,900

Top Mail Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 American Airlines 81,944
2 Matheson Trucking 80,188
3 Beam Brothers Trucking 76,180
4 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 57,185
5 Postal Fleet Services 53,247
6 Beco Inc. 40,556
7 Southern Mail Service 38,159
8 Tracie McCormick Inc. 34,883
9 Sodrel Truck Lines 32,952
10 Northern Air Cargo Inc. 31,895
11 Midwest Transport 74,578
12 B&B Trucking 31,630
13 Salmon Cos. 229,166
14 Alan Ritchey Inc. 31,610
15 United Airlines 196,698
16 Alaska Air Group 30,786
17 Kalitta Air 96,666
18 Everts Air Alaska 26,998
19 Delta Air Lines 93,439
20 Postal Transport Inc. 25,993
21 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 92,036
22 FedEx Corp. 1,371,942
23 UPS Inc. 153,873
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