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

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

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

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

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Top Mail Carriers

About the Rankings...
Extras
North America’s for-hire carriers face an onslaught of regulations and potential disruption from technologies.
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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