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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Up Front
Learn how to be included in the 2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers listing.
Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000)sort descending Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
100 94 Consolidated Fastfrate 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 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 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 259,301 - 1,810 1,294 3,278
80 90 IMC Cos. 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 Cos. 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
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 -
65 59 Bison Transport 423,403 - 2,600 1,635 3,616
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 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 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 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 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 710,914 - 1,793 1,539 3,580
44 49 Daseke Inc. 721,000 - 3,014 2,957 5,977
43 46 Covenant Transportation Group 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 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 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 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
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 1,995,019 48,000 4,502 4,319 6,494
15 16 Werner Enterprises 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 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 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
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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