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

J.B. Hunt Acquires Mass Movement to Expand Final-Mile Offerings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. acquired the assets of Mass Movement, the company announced Nov. 30.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab

Truck driver checks windshield wiper

Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo Inc., Republic Services and nongovernmental organization Together for Safer Roads announced a design challenge to improve fleet safety and save lives, calling the project the Truck of the Future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend

Stevens Transport driver wearing mask

Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Jumps 5.8¢ a Gallon in Largest Increase of 2020

Trucks getting diesel at a station

The national average price of diesel spiked by 5.8 cents per gallon, more than twice the previous high for the year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 16.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Completes Acquisition of Fort Transfer Co.

Kenan Advantage Group

The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of Fort Transfer Co. in Morton, Ill.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Highlight Industry Issues Persisting After Volatile Year

J.B. Hunt HQ

Trucking companies detailed the market challenges that persist in the waning weeks of 2020 during a three-day conference on economic trends.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced Chief Financial Officer Kevin Stout stepped down Nov. 2, but will remain at the company as special adviser to President Jim Gattoni.

November 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced that Kevin Stout ended his role as vice president and chief financial officer Nov. 2 and will become special adviser to company President Jim Gattoni.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Posts Revenue Increase, Net Income Decrease in Q3

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. saw revenue tick up and net income dip in the third quarter, and the company said business activity has bounced back from earlier downturns.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Looks to Advance Tech With Venture Capital Fund

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. is working to advance its technology and forge new partnerships with the launch of its corporate venture capital fund, the company detailed Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020

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