2016 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Announces May Launch of Google Home, Amazon Echo for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon Echo

XPO Logistics announced beginning in May customers will be able to track deliveries using Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant personal assistant technologies.

April 20, 2018
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Werner Transportation Announces First Quarter Earnings Beating Expectations

Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc. on April 19 reported improved year-over-year revenue and earnings for its fiscal first quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018

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