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

Profit, Revenue Grow at XPO as It Invests in Tech

XPO Logistics facility

XPO Logistics Inc. reported on May 2 that its first-quarter results vaulted more than 100%, stemming from the heightened demand from domestic freight and last-mile delivery.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Finds Its Ground Zero in California

Jay Craig

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Expanding options for battery-electric technology and hybrid-electric and natural-gas engines are converging alongside efforts to protect forthcoming clear-air regulations, and longtime industry players must be ready to react to this evolving landscape, panelists said here at...

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

John Smith Appointed Mike Ducker’s Successor as FedEx Freight President, CEO

FedEx Freight

Transportation industry veteran John Smith will become president and CEO of FedEx Freight on Aug. 16, moving up from his position as senior vice president of operations at the FedEx Corp. subsidiary.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Safety, Top 100

FedEx Office Imposes Photo ID Policy in Response to Austin Bombings

FedEx Office has started asking customers to show photo identification when mailing packages from one of its 1,900 stores.

Maria Halkias | The Dallas Morning News
April 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Posts Robust Profit, Revenue in 1Q

Saia Inc. truck

Saia Inc. reported April 27 first-quarter net income of $21.1 million, or 80 cents per share, an increase of 85% from the $11.4 million in net income and 44 cents per share reported in the first quarter of 2017.

April 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Grabs Profit on Revenue Rise

USA Truck

USA Truck reported first-quarter 2018 net income of $1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $4.9 million, or minus 61 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100, Top 50

Hub Group Reports Higher Revenue, Profits in 1Q

Hub Group

Hub Group reported higher revenue and profits in the first quarter of 2018 with growth coming from intermodal, logistics and dedicated contract carriage operations.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018

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