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
43 42 Quality Distribution 758,000 - - - -
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
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 - - - -
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
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 1,800 2,400
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 2,228 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 Logistics 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 The Transportation Solution, Inc. 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 Yellow Corp. 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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Hub Group to Acquire Retail Consolidation Specialist CaseStack

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Hub Group has agreed to acquire CaseStack Inc. for $255 million as part of a strategy to expand and diversify its transportation service offerings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Raise Prices in Response to Surging Freight Demand, Tight Capacity

FedEx Truck

FedEx Corp. will boost most prices by an average of 4.9% starting in January, more than double the expected rate of U.S. inflation next year, as freight demand surges.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Posts Record Profits

U.S. XPress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises reported record profits in the third quarter as the company benefited from strong freight volumes and higher rates.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 2, 2018
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider’s Profits, Revenue Higher in Third Quarter

A Schneider truck

Schneider National Inc. reported higher revenue and profits in the third quarter, but not all of its business units shared in the bounty.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 1, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Warns Freight Customers as Possible Strike Looms

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is advising its freight customers to explore alternative shipping plans as the threat of a strike by workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters looms should members reject the company’s latest contract offer.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Universal Logistics Reports Best-Ever 3Q Results

Universal Logistics Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings reported its best third quarter ever, following a trend of record-setting financial reports by freight carriers this year.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Continues Turnaround With Improved Results in 3Q

USA Truck on road

USA Truck reported higher revenues and profits in the third quarter of 2018, continuing a financial turnaround started in 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, Seattle to Launch eBike Downtown Delivery Program

UPS eBike in Seattle

UPS Inc. and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Oct. 25 the parcel delivery company will begin a pilot project aimed at reducing congestion downtown and addressing air quality concerns. Delivery drivers will use electric pedal-assist cargo bicycles with a customized modular trailer attached to...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Groendyke Transport Announces Largest Acquisition in Company History

Groendyke

Groendyke Transport Inc. has agreed to purchase the tank truck assets of McKenzie Tank Lines, a bulk carrier based in Tallahassee, Fla., for an undisclosed amount.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Top For-Hire Carriers Contribute to Freight Congressional Leaders in Midterms

U.S. Capitol

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp., the top two for-hire carriers in North America, have contributed to the re-election efforts of freight transportation leaders from both parties in Congress, according to a review of public records.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2018

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