2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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The nation’s top for-hire carriers are taking steps to shore up capacity in anticipation of increasing demand for freight hauling and a tighter market for drivers.
Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.
Find out what carriers are doing to prepare for what looks like increased demand for freight hauling this year and next.
Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000)sort ascending Employees Tractors* Trailers
1 1 UPS Inc. 60,906,000 3,431,000 434,000 - -
2 2 FedEx Corp. 57,570,000 1,907,000 400,000 29,733 108,041
10 10 TFI International 3,037,205 482,592 17,685 18,535 25,310
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 6,555,459 432,090 22,172 14,805 30,330
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 2,991,517 295,765 19,040 7,994 32,525
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,658,745 169,172 - 67,900 42,800
6 7 Schneider 4,045,736 156,851 19,300 10,459 37,910
7 6 Swift Transportation 4,031,517 149,267 21,900 18,366 64,066
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 9,186 15,170
30 29 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,118,034 93,863 5,500 4,705 9,915
16 15 Werner Enterprises 2,008,991 79,129 11,738 7,100 24,350
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
8 8 Hub Group 3,572,790 74,805 2,755 2,705 436
3 3 XPO Logistics 14,619,400 63,100 89,000 15,396 27,606
52 41 Heartland Express 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
28 25 Saia Inc. 1,218,481 48,024 9,000 4,000 13,000
55 52 Western Express 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,582 7,366
46 47 Marten Transport 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,848 4,854
37 35 Forward Air 982,530 27,670 3,689 935 4,868
81 71 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,073 24,333 1,535 1,202 -
32 30 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,072,751 24,244 6,275 3,801 4,154
5 5 Yellow Corp. 4,697,500 21,500 32,000 14,300 44,500
12 12 ArcBest 2,700,219 18,652 13,000 4,387 21,361
47 43 Covenant Logistics Group 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 844 1,060
68 66 P.A.M. Transport 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
33 32 Celadon Group Inc. 1,050,000 2,700 6,000 7,050 15,000
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
38 36 KLLM Transport Services 937,000 - - 3,815 5,300
54 49 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
86 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 278,000 - - 321 1,220
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,000 15,500
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 1,560 4,410
87 91 Transport Investments 276,000 - 200 1,150 2,100
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
56 54 United Road Services 525,000 - 1,700 1,835 1,200
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,400 5,100
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 2,159 -
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
26 23 C.R. England 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
58 51 Mullen Group 520,272 - 3,267 1,821 4,998
74 65 Bison Transport 432,084 - 2,559 1,439 4,475
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,021 1,600
27 27 NFI 1,250,000 - 8,300 2,793 8,300
43 42 Quality Distribution 758,000 - - - -
59 59 Evans Delivery 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 1,805 3,900
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,173 2,185
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543
60 58 Dayton Freight Lines 498,370 - 4,010 1,387 3,664
76 70 Roehl Transport 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
29 28 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,192,296 - 8,458 3,734 11,943
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 1,800 2,400
61 58 PS Logistics 495,300 - 2,600 2,247 2,359
77 96 Central Freight Lines 347,800 - - 1,127 7,852
93 - United Vision Logistics 245,000 - - 1,003 1,347
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000 - 16,570 7,009 26,718
62 57 Canada Cartage 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
78 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 346,000 - 2,800 945 2,225
94 - Salmon Cos. 241,796 - - 713 1,092
15 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 2,044,000 - 4,645 4,332 6,508
31 32 Averitt Express 1,091,475 - - 4,500 14,623
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 2,228 2,400
79 78 Black Horse Carriers 337,500 - 2,625 1,520 3,000
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,592 4,660
48 44 Jack Cooper Holdings 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
64 69 Dart Transit Company 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
80 74 Maverick USA 334,953 - 2,119 1,675 2,453
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,130 2,200
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 2,372 6,300
50 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines 237,311 - 1,872 1,303 3,101
19 24 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,546,000 - 7,849 6,682 13,811
35 33 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,030,000 - 5,500 5,130 12,883
51 45 Day & Ross 640,515 - 1,829 1,531 4,010
67 62 Cowan Systems 434,018 - 1,915 2,059 5,111
83 74 Cassens Transport Co. 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
20 26 Purolator 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
36 - Cardinal Logistics 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 900 1,200
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
85 76 Koch Cos. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
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National Carriers Inc. ($205 million), Based in Liberal, Kan., National Carriers provides nationwide truckload service for refrigerated cargoes, mostly meat, with a combination of company-owned tractors and equipment provided by owner-operators. The company also provides lifestock hauling and spotting services.
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Trucks Carry First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals Across the US

UPS truck leaves Pfizer

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine begin to ship, trucking experts on the ground level of the distribution effort said the logistical elements are in place for a successful rollout of an estimated 50 million doses of the vaccine between now and the end of January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Trucks Begin Vaccine Shipments

A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Dec. 13 from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first shots expected to be given in the coming week to health care workers and at nursing homes.

December 13, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Loan Profitable for Treasury, Mnuchin Says

 Mnuchin arrives for a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing Dec. 10.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional oversight committee that the federal government has made money on a $700 million loan it extended to YRC Worldwide under a coronavirus relief package for businesses that were deemed essential in fighting the pandemic.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2020
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Transportation Management Technologies Reach Inflection Point

Geotab screen

A series of trends and technological advancements is driving change with transportation management systems at an unprecedented pace, according to carriers and TMS providers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Adapts 2021 Business Plan to COVID Expectations

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group is pursuing a business plan for next year that covers several key goals and budgets based on the coronavirus remaining an issue, the company detailed Dec. 9.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Tell Senators of Vaccine Distribution Readiness

FedEx and UPS airplanes

Two of the country’s largest freight firms reassured federal lawmakers of their preparedness in helping to deliver COVID-19 vaccines as early as this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Says It Can Handle Vaccine Rollout, Holiday Parcel Rush

UPS trailers

UPS Inc. said it has the capacity to handle the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and an unprecedented holiday package rush this month after investments in automation, tracking technology and dry-ice production.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 8, 2020
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Penske Announces Fleet Upgrade Leasing Program

Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing launched a program that lets carriers sell their old trucks so they can lease a new one, the company announced Dec. 7.

December 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

JBS Sends Thousands of Meat Workers Home During COVID Surge

JBS worker

A surge in COVID-19 cases is starting to impact American meat-processing operations in another potential threat to food supply chains that were upended in the early stages of the pandemic.

December 4, 2020
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Carriers Face Compounded Demand This Holiday Season

UPS holiday delivery

The trucking industry, working since March to replenish inventories depleted by the coronavirus, now has to grapple with holiday season demand.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2020

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