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

Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc. on April 19 reported improved year-over-year revenue and earnings for its fiscal first quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Top 100

Marten Reports Higher Profits, Revenue in 1Q

Marten trucks

Marten Transport Ltd. reported higher profits and revenue in the first quarter of 2018 as the Mondovi, Wis.-based truckload carrier benefited from lower taxes and stronger demand for freight hauling.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 19, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Keep Rolling Out Driver Pay Raises

Driver in Peterbilt truck

The need for truck drivers has spurred a number of carriers recently to raise compensation and entice qualified drivers to stick around.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Business, Top 100

Daseke Buys Canadian Energy Services Firm Aveda

Moore Freight Services

Daseke Inc. on April 16 continued its acquisition activity, announcing it will purchase Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, a large North American oil rig moving company based in Calgary, Alberta. The deal is expected to close in June.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Mike Ducker to Step Down as FedEx Freight CEO on Aug. 15

Mike Ducker

Mike Ducker will retire Aug. 15 as president and CEO of FedEx Freight after leading the group for four years, FedEx Corp. announced April 16. His successor will be named later.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Schneider, 8VC Partner to Boost Digital Supply Chain

Schneider truck

Venture capital firm 8VC and diversified truckload carrier Schneider announced a partnership to leverage technology on trucks to create a pathway to a fully digital supply chain.

April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Investors, Fleets Back Video-Based Telematics

SmartDrive camera

A pair of recent events helped underscore the key role video is playing in fleet operations: Lytx, a video telematics provider, received a $700 million capital infusion from private equity firms; and Penske Logistics launched a video-based safety program in 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks in its...

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Top 100

FedEx Plane Becomes Learning Tool for College Students in Dayton

An airplane given to the Beavercreek City Schools by FedEx Express now will be used by Sinclair College students after the Greene County district found it would cost nearly $4 million to move and rehabilitate the plane.

Will Garbe and Caroline Reinwald | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
April 6, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI Buys Normandin Transit

TFI International purchased Normandin Transit, a provider of less-than-truckload and truckload freight services in the United States and Canada.

April 6, 2018

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