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 Dupre Logistics 201,803 1,308 1,247 592 1,018
96 102 PGT Holdings 204,000 - 1,045 1,012 1,400
98 102 May Trucking 200,619 - 1,350 998 2,100
94 101 National Carriers Inc. 205,000 - 590 650 1,200
99 101 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 190,789 - 1,450 656 1,905
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 - - - -
87 90 Melton Truck Lines 223,641 - 1,477 1,244 2,012
80 90 IMC Cos. 273,000 236,000 1,826 1,491 91
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 Group 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 Company 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 Inc. 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, Inc. 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 Inc. 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 Transportation Systems 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
About the Rankings...
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Walmart Opens E-Commerce Marketplace to Non-US Vendors

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Walmart Inc. has removed rules requiring sellers on its marketplace website to be registered in the U.S. — an attempt to close the e-commerce gap with Amazon .com Inc. and tap into China’s vast network of manufacturers.

March 19, 2021
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FedEx Rides E-Commerce to $21.5 Billion Third Quarter

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The continued yearlong surge in e-commerce brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic sent FedEx’s year-over-year fiscal third-quarter net revenue up 23% to $21.5 billion, compared with $17.4 billion in the same period in 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 18, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

IMC Cos. Acquires Empire Truck Lines

IMC Cos. announced it acquired Empire Truck Lines, a container drayage company, effective March 12.

March 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Making Strides Toward Electrification

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Original equipment manufacturers, shippers and environmental activist groups are aligning behind the promised benefits of zero-emission trucks, and are encouraging the trucking industry to accelerate adoption of vehicles powered by alternatives to diesel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Penske Agrees to Acquire Kansas City Freightliner

Penske Automotive Group Inc. announced it entered into an agreement to acquire Kansas City Freightliner, a retailer of medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.

March 5, 2021
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FedEx Sets Plan for Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

FedEx

FedEx Corp. announced plans to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040, with vehicle electrification a key tenet of the strategy.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 3, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Surge 212% to 43,800

Assembly work at Volvo plant in Virginia

North American Class 8 orders hit 43,800 in February, up 212% compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ preliminary data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2021
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UPS Ships Out First Batch of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

A UPS truck loaded with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

UPS Inc. began shipping out its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines March 2, now that the single-dose vaccine for the coronavirus has emergency use authorization.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

used truck lot

The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021

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