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 Inc. 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 Holdings Ltd. 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 Corp. 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 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 Inc. 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 Inc. 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 Inc. 462,000 - 3,905 1,361 3,106
59 68 Evans Network of Cos. 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 Inc. 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 Holding Co. 383,284 2,092 1,266 2,130 6,248
70 69 Roehl Transport Inc. 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 327,206 - 1,327 1,411 -
73 75 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 325,384 - 2,600 925 1,900
74 76 Maverick USA Inc. 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 Cos. 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 Inc. 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)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,170,000
2 YRC Worldwide 4,832,400
3 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,972,442
5 UPS Freight 2,881,000
6 Estes Express Lines 2,367,000
7 ABF Freight 1,918,450
8 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
9 Saia Inc. 1,221,311
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 955,052
11 Averitt Express 702,000
12 TFI International 691,014
13 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 595,368
14 Roadrunner Less-Than-Truckload 516,251
15 Dayton Freight Lines 452,817
16 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 396,000
17 New England Motor Freight 388,000
18 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 281,554
19 Day & Ross Freight 270,148
20 Central Freight Lines 205,000
21 Daylight Transport 192,000
22 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 186,974
23 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 166,944
24 Watkins & Shepard Trucking 159,000
25 Wilson Logistics 147,550
26 Forward Air Solutions 129,988
27 Lakeville Motor Express 120,000
28 Fastfrate 103,171
29 Midwest Motor Express 93,000
30 TransX Group of Companies 92,859
31 Landstar System 80,687
32 Dependable Highway Express 75,000
33 Anderson Trucking Service 54,096
34 Atlas World Group 38,178

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Swift Truckload 3,131,771
2 Schneider 2,380,000
3 Landstar System 1,894,221
4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,836,766
5 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,644,874
6 Penske Logistics 1,400,000
7 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,346,000
8 TFI International 1,263,357
9 Roadrunner Truckload Logistics 1,175,594
10 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 952,098
11 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 895,538
12 Crete Carrier Corp. 775,000
13 XPO Logistics 770,000
14 Celadon Trucking Services 748,337
15 Heartland Express Inc. 736,345
16 Universal Truckload 696,134
17 CRST International 585,587
18 Mullen Group Ltd. 559,477
19 Ruan 521,063
20 Western Express Inc. 520,079
21 Canada Cartage 466,463
22 Covenant Transport Services 449,029
23 Cowan Systems 432,000
24 P.A.M. Transport 417,050
25 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716
26 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109
27 USA Truck 356,528
28 Dart Holding Co. 349,456
29 NFI Transportation 332,700
30 Bison Transport Inc. 303,191
31 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 290,000
32 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 259,301
33 Challenger Motor Freight 258,496
34 G&P Trucking 227,329
35 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000
36 Epes Carriers Inc. 215,979
37 Roehl Transport Inc. 211,154
38 Brown Trucking Co. 176,521
39 Anderson Trucking Service 155,898
40 Black Horse Carriers 143,000
41 CalArk Inc. 124,218
42 SLH Transport 114,581
43 Day & Ross Freight 112,324
44 Forward Air Corp. 110,950
45 Abilene Motor Express 95,000
46 Titan Transfer Inc. 84,002
47 TransX Group of Companies 79,593
48 System Freight 72,562
49 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 44,604
50 Atlas World Group 28,501
51 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 15,490

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 J.B. Hunt Intermodal 3,664,670
2 Hub Group 2,197,268
3 XPO Logistics 1,500,000
4 Evans Network of Cos. 457,000
5 California Cartage Co. 420,000
6 Swift Intermodal 390,572
7 IMC Cos. 273,000
8 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 150,000
9 Universal Intermodal Services 147,381
10 Celadon Group Inc. 114,134
11 Landstar System 105,347
12 Central States Trucking Co./Atlantic Trucking Co. 104,292
13 TransX Group of Companies 84,015
14 Marten Transport Ltd. 76,958
15 Dart Intermodal 33,828
16 Bison Transport Inc. 17,449
17 Atlas World Group 13,755
18 Canada Drayage 9,001

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

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

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 UPS Inc. 48,896,000
2 FedEx Corp. 42,300,000
3 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,202,828
4 TFI International 1,054,882
5 LaserShip Inc. 320,000
6 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 135,000
7 Lone Star Overnight 120,000
8 Golden State Overnight 108,000
9 Day & Ross Transportation 31,280

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 728,589
2 United Road Services Inc. 500,000
3 Cassens Transport 327,206
4 Bennett International Group 82,770

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

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

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

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

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

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

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

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

Top Mail Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Corp. 1,371,942
2 Salmon Cos. 229,166
3 United Airlines 196,698
4 UPS Inc. 153,873
5 Kalitta Air 96,666
6 Delta Air Lines 93,439
7 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 92,036
8 American Airlines 81,944
9 Matheson Trucking 80,188
10 Beam Brothers Trucking 76,180
11 Midwest Transport 74,578
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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