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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Up Front
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
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
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
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Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras ($217 million), This Mexican fleet, based in the central state of Guanajuato, has been in business since 1935 and operates a fleet of 1,000 tractors and 450 straight trucks, providing less-than-truckload and truckload freight service to 400 cities through 48 offices and 15 warehouses.
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