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

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 UPS Freight 2,881,000
2 FedEx Freight 6,170,000
3 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
4 YRC Worldwide 4,832,400
5 Landstar System 80,687
6 TFI International 691,014
7 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,972,442
8 ABF Freight 1,918,450
9 Estes Express Lines 2,367,000
10 Roadrunner Freight 516,251
11 Saia Inc. 1,221,311
12 Southeastern Freight Lines 955,052
13 Averitt Express 702,000
14 Forward Air Solutions 129,988
15 Anderson Trucking Service 54,096
16 Atlas World Group 38,178
17 Day & Ross Freight 270,148
18 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 396,000
19 AAA Cooper Transportation 595,368
20 Dayton Freight Lines 452,817
21 New England Motor Freight 388,000
22 TransX Group of Companies 92,859
23 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 281,554
24 Central Freight Lines 205,000
25 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 186,974
26 Fastfrate 103,171
27 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 166,944
28 Watkins & Shepard Trucking 159,000
29 Wilson Logistics 147,550
30 Midwest Motor Express 93,000
31 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
32 Daylight Transport 192,000
33 Lakeville Motor Express 120,000
34 Dependable Highway Express 75,000

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 XPO Logistics 770,000
2 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,836,766
3 Swift Truckload 3,131,771
4 Schneider 2,380,000
5 Landstar System 1,894,221
6 TFI International 1,263,357
7 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 895,538
8 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,644,874
9 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,346,000
10 CRST International 585,587
11 NFI 332,700
12 G&P Trucking 227,329
13 Knight-Swift Transportation 952,098
14 Universal Truckload 696,134
15 Celadon Trucking Services 748,337
16 Crete Carrier Corp. 775,000
17 Forward Air Corp. 110,950
18 Anderson Trucking Service 155,898
19 Ruan 521,063
20 Atlas World Group 28,501
21 Heartland Express Inc. 736,345
22 Convenant Transport/Star Transportation 449,029
23 Day & Ross Freight 112,324
24 Mullen Group Ltd. 559,477
25 Western Express 520,079
26 USA Truck 356,528
27 Canada Cartage 466,463
28 TransX Group of Companies 79,593
29 Cowan Systems 432,000
30 P.A.M. Transport 417,050
31 Bison Transport 303,191
32 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716
33 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109
34 Dart Transit Co. 349,456
35 Roehl Transport 211,154
36 Epes Carriers Inc. 215,979
37 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 15,490
38 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 290,000
39 Black Horse Carriers 143,000
40 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 259,301
41 Challenger Motor Freight 258,496
42 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000
43 Brown Trucking Co. 176,521
44 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 44,604
45 SLH Transport 114,581
46 Abilene Motor Express 95,000
47 CalArk Inc. 124,218
48 System Freight 72,562
49 Titan Transfer Inc. 84,002

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 XPO Logistics 1,500,000
2 J.B. Hunt Intermodal 3,664,670
3 Swift Intermodal 390,572
4 Hub Group 2,197,268
5 Landstar System 105,347
6 Universal Intermodal Services 147,381
7 Celadon Group Inc. 114,134
8 Forward Air Corp. 104,292
9 Marten Transport Ltd. 76,958
10 Evans Delivery Company 457,000
11 TransX Group of Companies 84,015
12 California Cartage Co. 420,000
13 Bison Transport 17,449
14 Dart Intermodal 33,828
15 IMC Companies 273,000
16 Canada Drayage 9,001
17 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 150,000

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Landstar System 1,109,356
2 CRST Malone 243,818
3 Celadon Group Inc. 19,009
4 Hunt Transportation 32,000
5 Anderson Trucking Service 367,971
6 Daseke Inc. 612,000
7 Mercer Transportation Co. 494,912
8 PS Logistics 491,000
9 Bison Transport 20,478
10 Bennett Motor Express/Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging/Bennett Heavy & Specialized 244,149
11 Roehl Transport 104,019
12 Maverick USA 278,584
13 Acme Truck Line 282,597
14 CT Transportation 66,469
15 System Transport 144,647
16 Melton Truck Lines Inc. 223,641
17 Transport Investments Inc. 215,408
18 PGT Holdings 200,000
19 Aveda Transportation 79,400
20 EZE Trucking 80,000

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 UPS Inc. 48,896,000
2 FedEx Corp. 42,300,000
3 TFI International 1,054,882
4 Purolator 1,202,828
5 LaserShip Inc. 320,000
6 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 135,000
7 Golden State Overnight 108,000
8 Lone Star Overnight 120,000

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Jack Cooper Holdings 728,589
2 United Road Services Inc. 500,000
3 Bennett Truck Transport/Bennett DriveAway 82,770
4 Cassens Transport Co. 327,206

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 XPO Logistics 692,800
2 ArcBest 119,252
3 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000
4 Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving 1,500,000
5 CRST Specialized Transportation 241,819
6 Forward Air Corp. 129,988
7 Atlas World Group 724,320
8 Suddath 600,000
9 Wheaton World Wide Moving 209,140
10 Stevens Worldwide Van Lines 97,728

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Schneider 215,900
2 Kenan Advantage Group 1,378,770
3 Ruan 202,551
4 Trimac Transportation Services 756,000
5 CCC Transportation/ CTL Transportation 97,190
6 Foodliner/Quest Liner 245,152
7 Superior Bulk Logistics 244,800
8 Groendyke Transport 221,329
9 A&R Logistics 211,000
10 Dupre Logistics 201,803
11 Western Dairy Transport 160,377
12 Miller Transporters 104,129
13 Schilli Corp. 66,000
14 Martin Transport Inc. 151,448
15 Tankstar USA Inc. 125,613
16 Eagle Transport Corp. 131,117
17 Dillon Transport Inc. 114,000
18 Mission Petroleum Carriers 113,150
19 Slay Transportation Co. 104,521
20 Linden Bulk Transportation 83,868
21 CLI Transport 63,743
22 Bay & Bay Transportation 21,232
23 Apex Logistics 61,641
24 United Petroleum Carriers 108,907
25 Quality Distribution Inc. 798,000
26 J&M Tank Lines Inc. 71,983
27 Florida Rock & Tank Lines 122,882
28 Genox Transportation Inc. 69,701
29 Service Transport Co. 63,331
30 Tidewater Transit Co. 58,000
31 Transwood Carriers Inc. 189,300

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Swift Refrigerated 380,251
2 Prime Inc. 1,627,899
3 C.R. England Inc. 1,397,626
4 CRST International 28,873
5 Celadon Group Inc. 56,518
6 Shaffer Trucking 207,000
7 Forward Air Corp. 42,373
8 KLLM Transport Services 910,000
9 Southern Refrigerated Transport 195,545
10 Day & Ross Transportation Group 72,513
11 Stevens Transport 671,110
12 Marten Transport Ltd. 398,361
13 CanXpress 150,343
14 Interstate Distributor Co. 39,000
15 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 35,928
16 Maverick USA 29,277
17 Koch Companies Inc. 30,000
18 Black Horse Carriers 135,000
19 MCT Transportation 111,506
20 T-W Transport 33,075
21 John Christner Trucking 244,718
22 National Carriers Inc. 105,000
23 May Trucking 200,619
24 Navajo Express Inc. 175,000
25 WEL Companies 109,000
26 J&R Schugel Trucking 122,000
27 Freymiller Inc. 93,000
28 Continental Express Inc. 69,000
29 Bay & Bay Transportation 70,269

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 XPO Logistics 246,900
2 Landstar System 27,389
3 ArcBest (Panther) 300,000
4 Forward Air Corp. 576,933
5 Dicom Transportation Group 313,000
6 LoadOne 96,000

Top Mail Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 UPS Inc. 153,873
2 FedEx Corp. 1,371,942
3 Sodrel Truck Lines 32,952
4 Northern Air Cargo Inc. 31,895
5 Midwest Transport 74,578
6 B&B Trucking 31,630
7 Salmon Cos. 229,166
8 Alan Ritchey Inc. 31,610
9 United Airlines 196,698
10 Alaska Air Group 30,786
11 Kalitta Air 96,666
12 Everts Air Alaska 26,998
13 Delta Air Lines 93,439
14 Postal Transport Inc. 25,993
15 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 92,036
16 American Airlines 81,944
17 Matheson Trucking 80,188
18 Beam Brothers Trucking 76,180
19 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 57,185
20 Postal Fleet Services 53,247
21 Beco Inc. 40,556
22 Southern Mail Service 38,159
23 Tracie McCormick Inc. 34,883
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