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 Yearsort descending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
93 - United Vision Logistics 245,000 - - 1,003 1,347
94 - Salmon Cos. 241,796 - - 713 1,092
36 - Cardinal Logistics 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
86 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 278,000 - - 321 1,220
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
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
3 3 XPO Logistics 14,619,400 63,100 89,000 15,396 27,606
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 6,555,459 432,090 22,172 14,805 30,330
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
6 7 Schneider 4,045,736 156,851 19,300 10,459 37,910
8 8 Hub Group 3,572,790 74,805 2,755 2,705 436
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 9,186 15,170
10 10 TFI International 3,037,205 482,592 17,685 18,535 25,310
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,991,517 295,765 19,040 7,994 32,525
12 12 ArcBest 2,700,219 18,652 13,000 4,387 21,361
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,658,745 169,172 - 67,900 42,800
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000 - 16,570 7,009 26,718
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
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,000 15,500
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
26 23 C.R. England Inc. 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
19 24 CRST International 1,546,000 - 7,849 6,682 13,811
28 25 Saia Inc. 1,218,481 48,024 9,000 4,000 13,000
20 26 Purolator 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
27 27 NFI 1,250,000 - 8,300 2,793 8,300
29 28 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,192,296 - 8,458 3,734 11,943
30 29 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,118,034 93,863 5,500 4,705 9,915
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
33 32 Celadon Group Inc. 1,050,000 2,700 6,000 7,050 15,000
35 33 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,030,000 - 5,500 5,130 12,883
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
37 35 Forward Air Corp. 982,530 27,670 3,689 935 4,868
38 36 KLLM Transport Services 937,000 - - 3,815 5,300
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 2,372 6,300
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 2,159 -
52 41 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 1,800 2,400
43 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 758,000 - - - -
47 43 Covenant Transport Services 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
48 44 Jack Cooper Holdings 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
51 45 Day & Ross Transportation Group 640,515 - 1,829 1,531 4,010
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
46 47 Marten Transport Ltd. 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,848 4,854
54 49 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
58 51 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272 - 3,267 1,821 4,998
50 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
55 52 Western Express 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,582 7,366
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
56 54 United Road Services Inc. 525,000 - 1,700 1,835 1,200
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
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 1,560 4,410
67 62 Cowan Systems 434,018 - 1,915 2,059 5,111
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
74 65 Bison Transport 432,084 - 2,559 1,439 4,475
68 66 P.A.M. Transport 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,400 5,100
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
64 69 Dart Transit Company 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 1,805 3,900
76 70 Roehl Transport 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
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
83 74 Cassens Transport Co. 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
85 76 Koch Companies Inc. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
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
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,592 4,660
84 80 IMC Companies 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 237,311 - 1,872 1,303 3,101
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,021 1,600
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,173 2,185
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 844 1,060
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,130 2,200
87 91 Transport Investments Inc. 276,000 - 200 1,150 2,100
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 900 1,200
77 96 Central Freight Lines 347,800 - - 1,127 7,852
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543
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PGT Holdings ($214 million), Patrick Gallagher is chairman and CEO and Gregg Troian is president of this flatbed/heavy specialized carrier based in Monaca,Penn. The company has a fleet of 560 company-owned tractors and another 460 tractors provided by owner operators. A subsidiary called Southern Pines Trucking provides cyrogenic transportation services.
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Roadrunner Reports Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a net loss in the fourth quarter and sharply lower revenue amid challenging market conditions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Ground to Close Pennsylvania Facility, Cutting 186 Jobs

An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018.

FedEx Ground will be shutting down its package delivery facility in Clinton, Pa., on May 16, eliminating 186 jobs.

Patricia Sabatini | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Showers of Praise Greet Busy Truckers

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As truck drivers crisscross the country hauling goods vital to the fight against the coronavirus, they find themselves at the center of another fast-spreading outbreak: nationwide gratitude. It’s showing up along the roads, on TV, in emails and social media, and even at the White House.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Fred Smith: It’s Unlikely Company Will Need Federal Help

FedEx CEO Fred Smith

FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith said during a television appearance that he doesn’t expect his company to seek assistance from the federal government to survive the economic downturn being caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Walmart Plans 150,000 New Hires, Virus Testing Sites

Walmart headquarters

Walmart Inc. is hiring 150,000 temporary workers and readying its parking lots for coronavirus tests as the world’s largest retailer girds itself to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the fast-spreading outbreak.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Backs Away From Possible Sale, Spinoffs of Units

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. said the current economic environment has compelled it to step back from earlier plans to explore the sale or spinoff of some of its assets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings; Leadership Cites Impact of Coronavirus

FedEx truck

FedEx announced March 17 that year-over-year quarterly net income for its fiscal third quarter fell 57% to $315 million, compared with $739 million in the same period a year ago. But Q3 revenue rose 3% to $17.5 billion from $17 billion a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

CRST Buys New Jersey-Based Final-Mile Logistics Company NAL Group

CRST trucks

CRST International on March 2 announced it had acquired final-mile specialist NAL Group. Financial terms of the agreement were not made public.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

FedEx to Add 42 Electric Charging Stations in California

FedEx Chanje vehicle

FedEx Corp. plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, in the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout — calling it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date.

February 28, 2020

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