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