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

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

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

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

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

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

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

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 UPS Inc. 48,896,000
2 TFI International 1,054,882
3 FedEx Corp. 42,300,000
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 Cassens Transport Co. 327,206
2 Bennett Truck Transport/Bennett DriveAway 82,770
3 United Road Services Inc. 500,000
4 Jack Cooper Holdings 728,589

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

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

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

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

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

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

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Landstar System 27,389
2 ArcBest (Panther) 300,000
3 Forward Air Corp. 576,933
4 XPO Logistics 246,900
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 Midwest Transport 74,578
4 Salmon Cos. 229,166
5 United Airlines 196,698
6 Kalitta Air 96,666
7 Delta Air Lines 93,439
8 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 92,036
9 American Airlines 81,944
10 Matheson Trucking 80,188
11 Beam Brothers Trucking 76,180
12 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 57,185
13 Postal Fleet Services 53,247
14 Beco Inc. 40,556
15 Southern Mail Service 38,159
16 Tracie McCormick Inc. 34,883
17 Sodrel Truck Lines 32,952
18 Northern Air Cargo Inc. 31,895
19 B&B Trucking 31,630
20 Alan Ritchey Inc. 31,610
21 Alaska Air Group 30,786
22 Everts Air Alaska 26,998
23 Postal Transport Inc. 25,993
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