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

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Transportes de Carga FEMA 52,300
2 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 29,400
3 Transportes del Valle 40,500
4 Transportes Leon-Mexico 33,500
5 Daylight Transport 195,000
6 Lakeville Motor Express 126,000
7 Midwest Motor Express 95,400
8 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 41,400
9 Servicio de Transportacion Jaguar 88,800
10 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 84,900
11 Transportes Comandos del Norte 59,200
12 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 14,000
13 Wilson Logistics 141,800
14 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 153,000
15 Carlile 180,000
16 Fastfrate 111,371
17 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 194,000
18 Transportes Castores de Baja California 207,200
19 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 217,000
20 Dependable Highway Express 77,373
21 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 290,000
22 Central Freight Lines 206,000
23 TransX Group of Companies 97,446
24 New England Motor Freight 398,000
25 Dayton Freight Lines 489,277
26 AAA Cooper Transportation 518,000
27 Day & Ross Freight 249,673
28 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 397,000
29 Central Transport 703,000
30 Forward Air Solutions 148,600
31 Anderson Trucking Service 53,310
32 Celadon Group Inc. 125,000
33 Averitt Express 717,000
34 Southeastern Freight Lines 975,884
35 Saia Inc. 1,218,481
36 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
37 Roadrunner Freight 461,000
38 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000
39 ABF Freight 1,916,394
40 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,991,517
41 TFI International 610,263
42 Landstar System 74,530
43 YRC Worldwide 4,697,500
44 XPO Logistics 3,445,300
45 FedEx Freight 6,352,000
46 UPS Freight 2,736,000

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Grupo GOR 31,200
2 Transportes Sultana 29,500
3 Express Tres Fronteras 71,000
4 Fletes Internacionales Coss 51,300
5 Transportes Quintanilla 65,100
6 Autotransportes Dasa 28,600
7 Central de Fletes Monterrey / Transportes Gonzalez (Grupo MG) 64,100
8 Titanium Transportation Group 91,258
9 Transportadora Egoba 62,100
10 A.D. Transport Express 100,000
11 Transportes Especializados Antonio de la Torre e Hijos 61,200
12 Abilene Motor Express 85,350
13 Transportes de Nuevo Laredo 58,200
14 Star Transportation 53,652
15 TRACOMEX 42,400
16 Raven Transport 89,000
17 Transportes Elola 39,400
18 Transportes Lar-Mex 53,300
19 Transportes Internacionales JCV 38,400
20 Trans-Mex Inc. 111,000
21 Ryder Capital 37,000
22 Auto Lineas Regiomontanas 97,600
23 Transportes Canales 36,500
24 Grupo TMM / Lacto Comercial Organizada 85,800
25 Centauros del Sureste 31,700
26 Transportes Unidos Tampiquenos 31,600
27 Autotransportes Rapidos de Aguascalientes 31,400
28 Transportes Lopez e Hijos 43,400
29 Freight Exchange 60,000
30 System Freight 76,407
31 J. Rayl Transport 76,408
32 Titan Transfer Inc. 87,808
33 Bolt Express 14,555
34 CalArk Inc. 99,434
35 SLH Transport 71,003
36 Transportes Cuauhtemoc 127,200
37 Transportadora Nacional 136,100
38 Transportistas Unidos Mexicano 141,000
39 Auto Lineas America 169,600
40 Dupre Logistics 47,677
41 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 16,600
42 Brown Trucking Co. 168,218
43 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 232,896
44 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500
45 Challenger Motor Freight 258,006
46 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 132,440
47 Epes Carriers Inc. 216,652
48 Black Horse Carriers 337,500
49 Roehl Transport 207,048
50 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168
51 Bison Transport 304,782
52 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940
53 TransX Group of Companies 88,972
54 USA Truck 295,807
55 P.A.M. Transport 432,852
56 Cowan Systems 258,761
57 Shevell Group 20,000
58 Dart Transit Co. 349,031
59 Mercer Transportation Co. 83,178
60 Canada Cartage 452,728
61 Evans Delivery Company 50,500
62 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272
63 Western Express 315,095
64 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937
65 Day & Ross Freight 100,433
66 Convenant Transport/Star Transportation 375,564
67 Marten Transport Ltd. 157,370
68 Ruan 524,127
69 Forward Air Corp. 164,300
70 Cardinal Logistics Management 935,000
71 Crete Carrier Corp. 780,000
72 Anderson Trucking Service 156,577
73 Celadon Trucking Services 850,000
74 Universal Truckload 629,200
75 Knight-Swift Transportation 900,368
76 G&P Trucking 206,673
77 NFI 315,000
78 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,320,000
79 CRST International 905,000
80 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,533,981
81 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,020,895
82 TFI International 1,231,714
83 Landstar System 1,900,406
84 Hub Group Dedicated 250,000
85 Swift Truckload 3,019,295
86 Schneider 2,090,953
87 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,920,950

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Eagle Systems 45,882
2 TCW 60,996
3 Tiger Cool Express 72,000
4 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 175,000
5 ASF Intermodal 65,000
6 Canada Drayage 27,918
7 IMC Companies 293,000
8 Bison Transport 16,061
9 TransX Group of Companies 84,736
10 Cowan Systems 68,070
11 California Cartage Co. 440,000
12 Dart Intermodal 26,870
13 Evans Delivery Company 404,000
14 Marten Transport Ltd. 71,490
15 Forward Air Corp. 166,000
16 Celadon Group Inc. 25,000
17 Universal Intermodal Services 141,381
18 NFI 32,000
19 Roadrunner Intermodal Services 134,000
20 Landstar System 103,721
21 Hub Group 2,191,067
22 Swift Intermodal 360,157
23 Schneider 757,530
24 J.B. Hunt Intermodal 3,796,251
25 XPO Logistics 1,500,000

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Super Transporte Internacional 50,000
2 Express Anahuac 48,300
3 Farren International 110,000
4 Aveda Transportation 55,298
5 Roadmaster Group Inc. 100,000
6 Carrier One Inc. 23,000
7 Decker Truck Line 37,000
8 Acme Truck Line 173,600
9 PGT Holdings 214,000
10 Melton Truck Lines Inc. 222,576
11 CT Transportation 71,617
12 United Vision Logistics 280,000
13 System Transport 146,000
14 Transport Investments Inc. 269,667
15 Koch Cos. Inc. 27,720
16 Maverick USA 301,458
17 Roehl Transport 19,177
18 Bison Transport 18,131
19 TMC Transportation 394,000
20 DeckX 16,947
21 Bennett Motor Express/Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging/Bennett Heavy & Specialized 271,616
22 Shevell Group 18,000
23 Mercer Transportation Co. 366,158
24 PS Logistics 495,300
25 Western Express 160,984
26 Daseke Inc. 770,000
27 Hunt Transportation 40,000
28 Anderson Trucking Service 520,678
29 Celadon Group Inc. 20,000
30 NFI 17,000
31 CRST Malone 199,000
32 Prime Inc. 151,545
33 Landstar System 963,649

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Auto Express Tijuana Mexico 36,200
2 LaserShip Inc. 346,000
3 Lone Star Overnight 128,400
4 Golden State Overnight 114,000
5 Transportes Pitic 78,900
6 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 126,213
7 OnTrac Inc. 525,000
8 Purolator 1,526,207
9 TFI International 1,056,162
10 FedEx Corp. 44,576,000
11 UPS Inc. 50,651,000

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Cassens Transport Co. 317,557
2 Bennett Truck Transport/Bennett DriveAway 86,897
3 United Road Services Inc. 522,911
4 Jack Cooper Holdings 667,849

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 JK Moving Services 116,977
2 Two Men and a Truck Movers 440,000
3 Gentle Giant Moving Co. 39,800
4 Interstate Van Lines 93,200
5 Stevens Worldwide Van Lines 92,500
6 Wheaton World Wide Moving 209,200
7 Suddath 550,000
8 Atlas World Group 795,239
9 Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving 1,500,000
10 CRST Specialized Transportation 250,000
11 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000
12 ArcBest 95,187
13 XPO Logistics 828,200

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Tidewater Transit Co. 53,904
2 Service Transport Co. 52,340
3 Eagle Transport Corp. 132,000
4 Tankstar USA Inc. 126,887
5 Florida Rock & Tank Lines 120,172
6 Miller Transporters 107,149
7 Mission Petroleum Carriers 93,560
8 Martin Transport Inc. 119,306
9 Slay Transportation Co. 91,500
10 Genox Transportation Inc. 71,365
11 CLI Transport 63,613
12 Transportes Auto Tanques Ochoa 53,200
13 Apex Logistics 61,000
14 Dupre Logistics 106,032
15 Groendyke Transport 206,693
16 A&R Logistics 229,258
17 Superior Bulk Logistics 233,900
18 CCC Transportation/ CTL Transportation 84,419
19 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275
20 Trimac Transportation Services 625,000
21 Quality Distribution Inc. 758,000
22 Ruan 179,940
23 NFI 35,000
24 Kenan Advantage Group 1,333,736
25 Prime Inc. 319,928

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 J&R Schugel Trucking 114,000
2 Freymiller Inc. 84,000
3 Transportes Garza Leal 30,600
4 Continental Express Inc. 80,000
5 WEL Companies 106,250
6 Frialsa Logistica 127,100
7 Bay & Bay Transportation 74,808
8 Decker Truck Line 104,000
9 May Trucking 199,601
10 National Carriers Inc. 108,000
11 John Christner Trucking 236,625
12 MCT Transportation 84,018
13 Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697
14 T-W Transport 35,300
15 TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000
16 Maverick USA 33,495
17 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 36,213
18 CanXpress 122,867
19 Cowan Systems 38,881
20 Day & Ross Transportation Group 62,450
21 Stevens Transport 662,450
22 Southern Refrigerated Transport 167,662
23 Marten Transport Ltd. 375,851
24 KLLM Transport Services 937,000
25 Shaffer Trucking 210,000
26 Celadon Group Inc. 30,000
27 NFI 122,000
28 C.R. England Inc. 1,304,898
29 CRST International 31,000
30 Prime Inc. 1,060,815
31 Roadrunner Temperature Controlled 171,000
32 Swift Refrigerated 341,280

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 LoadOne 97,000
2 Bolt Express 31,839
3 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700
4 Forward Air Corp. 570,800
5 Active Aero Group 720,000
6 Landstar System 20,130
7 XPO Logistics 253,500

Top Mail Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 URSA Logistics 43,820
2 Delta Air Lines 72,009
3 Kalitta Air 78,464
4 Southern Mail Service 77,275
5 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 69,502
6 Beco Inc. 43,446
7 Tracie McCormick Inc. 41,559
8 Alan Ritchey Inc. 41,376
9 B&B Trucking 38,316
10 Sodrel Truck Lines 31,683
11 Northern Air Cargo Inc. 31,683
12 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 191,952
13 Alaska Air Group 30,991
14 Matheson Trucking 96,360
15 Postal Transport Inc. 30,966
16 Midwest Transport 91,194
17 American Airlines 86,349
18 United Airlines 161,131
19 Postal Fleet Services 100,892
20 Salmon Cos. 241,796
21 FedEx Corp. 1,678,856
22 UPS Inc. 168,963
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