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 descending
20 24 Sirva Inc. 1,500,000 - - - -
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 - - - -
80 90 IMC Cos. 273,000 236,000 1,826 1,491 91
8 8 Hub Group 3,525,595 70,949 2,605 2,844 452
59 68 Evans Delivery 457,000 - 300 3,370 600
49 58 Suddath 600,000 - 2,150 435 765
100 94 Consolidated Fastfrate 180,773 - 830 621 965
86 81 John Christner Trucking 244,718 24,977 222 726 995
91 89 Transport Investments 215,408 - - 773 1,000
97 103 Dupre Logistics 201,803 1,308 1,247 592 1,018
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
94 101 National Carriers Inc. 205,000 - 590 650 1,200
26 22 Purolator 1,202,828 - 11,000 465 1,300
77 60 Acme Truck Line 282,597 - - 1,315 1,314
68 63 Bennett International Group 384,418 - 882 1,625 1,379
96 102 PGT Holdings 204,000 - 1,045 1,012 1,400
83 83 Trans-System Inc. 255,325 - 1,100 1,046 1,579
54 55 United Road Services 500,000 - 1,700 2,000 1,600
88 87 Groendyke Transport 221,329 15,715 1,386 1,010 1,640
73 75 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 325,384 - 2,600 925 1,900
99 101 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 190,789 - 1,450 656 1,905
85 85 Superior Bulk Logistics 244,800 7,500 1,400 942 2,000
87 90 Melton Truck Lines 223,641 - 1,477 1,244 2,012
48 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 619,736 - 3,169 865 2,036
84 86 Foodliner/Quest Liner 245,152 - 1,136 1,145 2,060
98 102 May Trucking 200,619 - 1,350 998 2,100
89 95 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000 - 1,400 1,125 2,200
74 76 Maverick USA 314,722 - 2,034 1,528 2,270
56 - PS Logistics 491,000 - 1,900 2,076 2,271
57 56 Canada Cartage 466,463 - 4,000 2,059 2,463
55 53 Mercer Transportation Co. 494,912 - 312 2,487 2,487
78 88 Black Horse Carriers 278,341 - 2,300 1,170 2,800
94 99 Central Freight Lines 205,000 - - 1,250 2,848
34 35 Lynden Inc. 975,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
58 64 Dayton Freight Lines 462,000 - 3,905 1,361 3,106
81 84 Paschall Truck Lines 259,301 - 1,810 1,294 3,278
82 78 Challenger Group 258,496 - 1,900 1,550 3,300
45 44 Day & Ross 710,914 - 1,793 1,539 3,580
65 59 Bison Transport 423,403 - 2,600 1,635 3,616
30 27 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,130,000 - 7,309 4,710 3,650
46 47 Stevens Transport 671,110 89,130 2,792 2,717 3,880
35 34 Forward Air 959,125 55,575 4,536 1,936 4,078
40 45 Trimac Transportation 756,000 - 3,262 1,992 4,282
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
60 62 Shevell Group 454,000 - 3,644 1,860 4,550
79 77 Comcar Industries 275,165 - 2,702 1,712 4,680
47 48 Marten Transport 664,994 35,745 3,577 2,740 4,700
70 69 Roehl Transport 374,156 - 2,540 2,072 4,829
51 57 Mullen Group 559,477 - 3,407 2,265 4,839
76 79 Koch Cos. 290,000 - 1,300 980 4,950
64 67 P.A.M. Transport 417,050 21,436 3,049 1,860 4,983
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
22 29 Penske Logistics 1,400,000 - 13,740 2,500 5,540
67 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109 - 2,035 1,589 5,598
36 40 KLLM Transport Services 910,000 - - 4,000 5,600
71 73 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,276 27,524 1,542 1,157 5,636
52 54 Western Express 520,079 - 3,275 2,520 5,860
44 49 Daseke Inc. 721,000 - 3,014 2,957 5,977
23 23 C.R. England 1,397,626 - 7,825 4,735 6,010
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,443,301 139,554 - 4,098 6,042
53 50 USA Truck 507,934 11,069 2,881 1,568 6,200
69 65 Dart Transit Company 383,284 2,092 1,266 2,130 6,248
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
16 17 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 1,995,019 48,000 4,502 4,319 6,494
50 51 AAA Cooper Transportation 595,368 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
17 19 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - 1,220 5,000 6,700
43 46 Covenant Logistics Group 724,240 42,085 4,400 2,656 6,978
38 41 Ruan 869,214 - 5,558 3,501 7,691
27 30 NFI 1,200,000 - 8,200 2,453 7,800
24 25 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,316,696 - 8,084 4,136 8,499
21 20 Kenan Advantage Group 1,455,100 - 9,016 6,333 9,491
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
25 26 Saia Inc. 1,221,311 - 8,900 3,932 12,371
31 33 Averitt Express 1,078,436 - - 4,215 12,474
18 21 Prime Inc. 1,627,899 223,958 3,365 6,613 12,629
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
9 10 Landstar System 3,321,091 147,689 1,223 9,237 14,761
19 18 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,541,000 - 10,400 6,796 15,000
10 9 TFI International 3,154,018 127,915 15,496 5,938 17,706
12 12 ArcBest 2,666,905 44,854 13,000 4,374 21,244
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
4 3 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 6,187,646 427,235 21,455 14,002 29,276
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 2,972,442 304,690 19,482 7,688 30,204
7 7 Schneider 4,000,000 - 18,132 13,020 33,830
5 5 Yellow Corp. 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
2 2 FedEx Corp. 49,600,000 2,866,000 340,000 27,282 102,014
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Saia truck with twin trailers

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Universal Holdings truck

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American Natural Gas station

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Forward Air Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

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Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
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Landstar Profit Jumps on Record Revenue

Landstar truck

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