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 Yearsort ascending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
97 103 Dupré Logistics 201,803 1,308 1,247 592 1,018
98 102 May Trucking 200,619 - 1,350 998 2,100
96 102 PGT Trucking 204,000 - 1,045 1,012 1,400
99 101 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 190,789 - 1,450 656 1,905
94 101 National Carriers 205,000 - 590 650 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
89 95 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000 - 1,400 1,125 2,200
92 95 A&R Logistics 211,000 - 1,100 850 1,200
100 94 Consolidated Fastfrate 180,773 - 830 621 965
90 93 Brown Integrated Logistics 216,236 - 1,150 1,110 5,100
75 92 Dicom Transportation Group 313,000 - - - -
80 90 IMC Cos. 273,000 236,000 1,826 1,491 91
87 90 Melton Truck Lines 223,641 - 1,477 1,244 2,012
91 89 Transport Investments 215,408 - - 773 1,000
78 88 Black Horse Carriers 278,341 - 2,300 1,170 2,800
88 87 Groendyke Transport 221,329 15,715 1,386 1,010 1,640
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
81 84 Paschall Truck Lines 259,301 - 1,810 1,294 3,278
83 83 Trans-System Inc. 255,325 - 1,100 1,046 1,579
86 81 John Christner Trucking 244,718 24,977 222 726 995
76 79 Koch Cos. 290,000 - 1,300 980 4,950
82 78 Challenger Motor Freight 258,496 - 1,900 1,550 3,300
79 77 Comcar Industries 275,165 - 2,702 1,712 4,680
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
63 72 California Cartage Co. 420,000 - - 1,500 -
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
70 69 Roehl Transport 374,156 - 2,540 2,072 4,829
59 68 Evans Delivery 457,000 - 300 3,370 600
64 67 P.A.M. Transport 417,050 21,436 3,049 1,860 4,983
62 66 Cowan Systems 432,000 - 1,910 1,969 4,442
69 65 Dart Transit Co. 383,284 2,092 1,266 2,130 6,248
58 64 Dayton Freight Lines 462,000 - 3,905 1,361 3,106
68 63 Bennett International Group 384,418 - 882 1,625 1,379
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
77 60 Acme Truck Line 282,597 - - 1,315 1,314
65 59 Bison Transport 423,403 - 2,600 1,635 3,616
49 58 Suddath 600,000 - 2,150 435 765
51 57 Mullen Group 559,477 - 3,407 2,265 4,839
57 56 Canada Cartage 466,463 - 4,000 2,059 2,463
54 55 United Road Services 500,000 - 1,700 2,000 1,600
52 54 Western Express 520,079 - 3,275 2,520 5,860
55 53 Mercer Transportation Co. 494,912 - 312 2,487 2,487
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
53 50 USA Truck 507,934 11,069 2,881 1,568 6,200
44 49 Daseke Inc. 721,000 - 3,014 2,957 5,977
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
43 46 Covenant Logistics Group 724,240 42,085 4,400 2,656 6,978
40 45 Trimac Transportation 756,000 - 3,262 1,992 4,282
45 44 Day & Ross 710,914 - 1,793 1,539 3,580
42 43 Jack Cooper Holdings 728,589 - 3,895 3,525 -
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
36 40 KLLM Transport Services 910,000 - - 4,000 5,600
41 39 Heartland Express 736,345 73,056 4,200 3,872 6,281
37 38 Anderson Trucking Service 880,820 - 1,430 2,451 6,463
39 37 Atlas World Group 845,100 8,200 674 2,022 -
34 35 Lynden 975,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
35 34 Forward Air 959,125 55,575 4,536 1,936 4,078
31 33 Averitt Express 1,078,436 - - 4,215 12,474
33 32 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,014,000 - - 5,339 12,982
29 31 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,182,964 116,718 5,500 4,699 11,718
27 30 NFI 1,200,000 - 8,200 2,453 7,800
22 29 Penske Logistics 1,400,000 - 13,740 2,500 5,540
28 28 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,192,823 - 8,687 3,809 11,477
30 27 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,130,000 - 7,309 4,710 3,650
25 26 Saia Inc. 1,221,311 - 8,900 3,932 12,371
24 25 CRST The Transportation Solution 1,316,696 - 8,084 4,136 8,499
20 24 Sirva Inc. 1,500,000 - - - -
23 23 C.R. England 1,397,626 - 7,825 4,735 6,010
26 22 Purolator 1,202,828 - 11,000 465 1,300
18 21 Prime Inc. 1,627,899 223,958 3,365 6,613 12,629
21 20 Kenan Advantage Group 1,455,100 - 9,016 6,333 9,491
17 19 UniGroup 1,700,000 - 1,220 5,000 6,700
19 18 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,541,000 - 10,400 6,796 15,000
16 17 Roadrunner Freight 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
3 14 XPO Logistics 7,623,200 -245,900 87,000 18,051 27,501
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
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
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
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 -
56 - PS Logistics 491,000 - 1,900 2,076 2,271
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Hub Group Enhances Visibility, Arrival Estimates

Hub Group

Hub Group introduced enhanced end-to-end visibility, which the trucking and supply chain company said will deliver real-time estimated-time-of-arrivals, unveiling the new options May 16.

May 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract

Teamsters building

A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Puts Two Electric Trucks on New York City Streets

eCanter

Executives with less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. said the company is on the verge of operating two battery-electric Fuso eCanter Class 4 trucks in New York City as it steps up its involvement with electrified commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Smooth Cross-Border Operations Hinge on Trade Agreement

ATA Mid-Year panel

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is critical to uninterrupted, timely border crossings, trucking executives said here during American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics

Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has acquired A&R Logistics and will partner with management to expand the company’s business and make additional acquisitions, according to a statement issued May 7.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
May 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

UPS

As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Finalize New Five-Year Labor Contract

Teamsters

UPS Inc. and an estimated 255,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are now working under a new five-year agreement that brings labor stability to the Atlanta-based shipping giant. The contract took effect on April 29 after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Revenue, Net Income Rise in 1Q

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises Inc., a transportation and logistics company, said its total revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 increased 6% to $596.1 million versus the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to dedicated fleet expansion, higher contractual rates and lane-mix changes.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2019

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