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 ascending Tractors* Trailers
1 1 UPS Inc. 58,400,000 4,800,000 444,000 109,423 -
2 2 FedEx Corp. 49,600,000 2,866,000 340,000 27,282 102,014
3 14 XPO Logistics 7,623,200 -245,900 87,000 18,051 27,501
5 5 Yellow Corp. 4,832,400 700 32,000 15,100 45,000
4 3 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 6,187,646 427,235 21,455 14,002 29,276
6 6 Swift Transportation 4,229,322 197,577 21,000 19,864 65,233
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 2,972,442 304,690 19,482 7,688 30,204
7 7 Schneider 4,000,000 - 18,132 13,020 33,830
14 15 Estes Express Lines 2,367,000 - 16,126 6,561 26,518
10 9 TFI International 3,154,018 127,915 15,496 5,938 17,706
22 29 Penske Logistics 1,400,000 - 13,740 2,500 5,540
12 12 ArcBest 2,666,905 44,854 13,000 4,374 21,244
15 16 Werner Enterprises 2,093,529 123,714 12,325 7,512 24,090
26 22 Purolator 1,202,828 - 11,000 465 1,300
19 18 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,541,000 - 10,400 6,796 15,000
21 20 Kenan Advantage Group 1,455,100 - 9,016 6,333 9,491
25 26 Saia Inc. 1,221,311 - 8,900 3,932 12,371
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
24 25 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,316,696 - 8,084 4,136 8,499
23 23 C.R. England 1,397,626 - 7,825 4,735 6,010
30 27 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,130,000 - 7,309 4,710 3,650
32 42 Celadon Group Inc. 1,026,489 38,620 6,200 4,253 13,327
38 41 Ruan 869,214 - 5,558 3,501 7,691
29 31 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,182,964 116,718 5,500 4,699 11,718
50 51 AAA Cooper Transportation 595,368 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
35 34 Forward Air 959,125 55,575 4,536 1,936 4,078
16 17 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 1,995,019 48,000 4,502 4,319 6,494
43 46 Covenant Logistics Group 724,240 42,085 4,400 2,656 6,978
41 39 Heartland Express 736,345 73,056 4,200 3,872 6,281
57 56 Canada Cartage 466,463 - 4,000 2,059 2,463
58 64 Dayton Freight Lines 462,000 - 3,905 1,361 3,106
42 43 Jack Cooper Holdings 728,589 - 3,895 3,525 -
60 62 Shevell Group 454,000 - 3,644 1,860 4,550
47 48 Marten Transport 664,994 35,745 3,577 2,740 4,700
51 57 Mullen Group 559,477 - 3,407 2,265 4,839
18 21 Prime Inc. 1,627,899 223,958 3,365 6,613 12,629
52 54 Western Express 520,079 - 3,275 2,520 5,860
40 45 Trimac Transportation 756,000 - 3,262 1,992 4,282
48 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 619,736 - 3,169 865 2,036
64 67 P.A.M. Transport 417,050 21,436 3,049 1,860 4,983
44 49 Daseke Inc. 721,000 - 3,014 2,957 5,977
53 50 USA Truck 507,934 11,069 2,881 1,568 6,200
34 35 Lynden Inc. 975,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
46 47 Stevens Transport 671,110 89,130 2,792 2,717 3,880
79 77 Comcar Industries 275,165 - 2,702 1,712 4,680
61 61 TransX Group of Companies 442,428 - 2,670 1,570 4,360
8 8 Hub Group 3,525,595 70,949 2,605 2,844 452
65 59 Bison Transport 423,403 - 2,600 1,635 3,616
73 75 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 325,384 - 2,600 925 1,900
70 69 Roehl Transport 374,156 - 2,540 2,072 4,829
78 88 Black Horse Carriers 278,341 - 2,300 1,170 2,800
49 58 Suddath 600,000 - 2,150 435 765
67 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109 - 2,035 1,589 5,598
74 76 Maverick USA 314,722 - 2,034 1,528 2,270
66 71 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716 - 1,950 1,400 5,100
62 66 Cowan Systems 432,000 - 1,910 1,969 4,442
82 78 Challenger Group 258,496 - 1,900 1,550 3,300
56 - PS Logistics 491,000 - 1,900 2,076 2,271
80 90 IMC Cos. 273,000 236,000 1,826 1,491 91
81 84 Paschall Truck Lines 259,301 - 1,810 1,294 3,278
45 44 Day & Ross 710,914 - 1,793 1,539 3,580
54 55 United Road Services 500,000 - 1,700 2,000 1,600
71 73 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,276 27,524 1,542 1,157 5,636
87 90 Melton Truck Lines 223,641 - 1,477 1,244 2,012
99 101 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 190,789 - 1,450 656 1,905
37 38 Anderson Trucking Service 880,820 - 1,430 2,451 6,463
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
88 87 Groendyke Transport 221,329 15,715 1,386 1,010 1,640
98 102 May Trucking 200,619 - 1,350 998 2,100
72 74 Cassens Transport Co. 327,206 - 1,327 1,411 -
76 79 Koch Cos. 290,000 - 1,300 980 4,950
69 65 Dart Transit Company 383,284 2,092 1,266 2,130 6,248
97 103 Dupre Logistics 201,803 1,308 1,247 592 1,018
9 10 Landstar System 3,321,091 147,689 1,223 9,237 14,761
17 19 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - 1,220 5,000 6,700
90 93 Brown Integrated Logistics 216,236 - 1,150 1,110 5,100
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
92 95 A&R Logistics 211,000 - 1,100 850 1,200
96 102 PGT Holdings 204,000 - 1,045 1,012 1,400
68 63 Bennett International Group 384,418 - 882 1,625 1,379
100 94 Consolidated Fastfrate 180,773 - 830 621 965
39 37 Atlas World Group 845,100 8,200 674 2,022 -
94 101 National Carriers Inc. 205,000 - 590 650 1,200
55 53 Mercer Transportation Co. 494,912 - 312 2,487 2,487
59 68 Evans Delivery 457,000 - 300 3,370 600
86 81 John Christner Trucking 244,718 24,977 222 726 995
93 100 Wheaton World Wide Moving 209,140 6,926 180 717 1,075
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
94 99 Central Freight Lines 205,000 - - 1,250 2,848
36 40 KLLM Transport Services 910,000 - - 4,000 5,600
About the Rankings...
Extras
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Top 100 News
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U.S. Xpress Reports Revenue of $450M for Q1

U.S. XPress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises saw revenue and earnings growth during the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Renewable Natural Gas Gains Momentum as Trucking Fuel

RNG pipe

Progressively tougher clean air mandates and the increasing corporate focus on environmental sustainability could signal a larger role for natural gas — especially renewable natural gas — as a trucking fuel, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 26, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Hub Group Begins Electric Truck Fleet Pilot

Freightliner eCascadia

Hub Group will operate a Freightliner eCascadia in its electric truck fleet pilot as part of an objective to deploy commercial EVs in real-world applications, the company announced April 23.

April 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

24-Hour Repair Becomes the Standard

Tech repairing truck

Time is money in the trucking business, so the clock is always ticking when a commercial truck is in the shop for maintenance or repairs.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
April 23, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record Earnings for Q1 2021

Landstar

Landstar System Inc. reported record profits for the first quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Line Reports Strong Q1 Growth

ODFL truck

Old Dominion Freight Line saw revenue and net income rise for the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Posts Increased Q1 Earnings on Declining Revenue

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group nearly tripled its earnings but saw revenue decline in the first quarter as growth was hindered by Canada’s slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 22, 2021
Business, Top 100

C.R. England Announces Historic Driver Pay Increase

C.R. England truck on I-15 outside Las Vegas

C.R. England is implementing the largest overall percentage driver-pay increase in its history, the carrier announced April 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2021
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Knight-Swift Reports Profit, Revenue Rise in First Quarter

Knight-Swift trucks

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw year-over-year improvements for earnings and revenue during the first quarter, the truckload carrier reported April 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

TMC Study Group Offers Guidance to Help Fleets Maintain Clean Vehicles

Trucker cleans cab

A Technology & Maintenance Council study group presented best practices to fleets and transportation companies for ramping up cleaning to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2021

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