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 Companysort descending Revenue (000) Net Income (000) 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
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
10 10 TFI International 3,037,205 482,592 17,685 18,535 25,310
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 9,186 15,170
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
3 3 XPO Logistics 14,619,400 63,100 89,000 15,396 27,606
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
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,000 15,500
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
20 26 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
26 23 C.R. England Inc. 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
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
32 30 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,072,751 24,244 6,275 3,801 4,154
29 28 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,192,296 - 8,458 3,734 11,943
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
27 27 NFI 1,250,000 - 8,300 2,793 8,300
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
37 35 Forward Air Corp. 982,530 27,670 3,689 935 4,868
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
43 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 758,000 - - - -
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 2,159 -
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 2,372 6,300
52 41 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
38 36 KLLM Transport Services 937,000 - - 3,815 5,300
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
33 32 Celadon Group Inc. 1,050,000 2,700 6,000 7,050 15,000
48 44 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
51 45 Day & Ross Transportation 640,515 - 1,829 1,531 4,010
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 1,800 2,400
47 43 Covenant Transport Services 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
46 47 Marten Transport Ltd. 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,848 4,854
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
50 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 2,228 2,400
55 52 Western Express Inc. 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,582 7,366
56 54 United Road Services Inc. 525,000 - 1,700 1,835 1,200
62 57 Canada Cartage 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
58 51 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272 - 3,267 1,821 4,998
54 49 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
74 65 Bison Transport Inc. 432,084 - 2,559 1,439 4,475
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 1,560 4,410
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
60 58 Dayton Freight Lines Inc. 498,370 - 4,010 1,387 3,664
64 69 Dart Holding Co. 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
67 62 Cowan Systems 434,018 - 1,915 2,059 5,111
68 66 P.A.M. Transport 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
59 59 Evans Network of Cos. 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
76 70 Roehl Transport Inc. 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 1,805 3,900
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,400 5,100
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
81 71 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,073 24,333 1,535 1,202 -
83 74 Cassens Transport 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
78 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 346,000 - 2,800 945 2,225
80 74 Maverick USA Inc. 334,953 - 2,119 1,675 2,453
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,592 4,660
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
85 76 Koch Companies Inc. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
86 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 278,000 - - 321 1,220
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 844 1,060
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,021 1,600
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 237,311 - 1,872 1,303 3,101
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,173 2,185
87 91 Transport Investments Inc. 276,000 - 200 1,150 2,100
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 900 1,200
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,130 2,200
77 96 Central Freight Lines 347,800 - - 1,127 7,852
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543
36 - Cardinal Logistics Holdings 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
61 58 PS Logistics 495,300 - 2,600 2,247 2,359
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,658,745 169,172 - 67,900 42,800
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
79 78 Black Horse Carriers 337,500 - 2,625 1,520 3,000
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
94 - Salmon Cos. 241,796 - - 713 1,092
93 - United Vision Logistics 245,000 - - 1,003 1,347
31 32 Averitt Express 1,091,475 - - 4,500 14,623
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 UPS Freight 2,736,000
2 FedEx Freight 6,352,000
3 YRC Worldwide 4,697,500
4 TFI International 610,263
5 Landstar System 74,530
6 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 2,991,517
7 ABF Freight 1,916,394
8 XPO Logistics 3,445,300
9 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000
10 Roadrunner Less-Than-Truckload 461,000
11 Saia Inc. 1,218,481
12 Southeastern Freight Lines 975,884
13 Forward Air Solutions 148,600
14 Anderson Trucking Service 53,310
15 Celadon Group Inc. 125,000
16 Day & Ross Freight 249,673
17 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 518,000
18 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 397,000
19 TransX Group of Companies 97,446
20 New England Motor Freight 398,000
21 Dayton Freight Lines 489,277
22 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 290,000
23 Dependable Highway Express 77,373
24 Fastfrate 111,371
25 Central Freight Lines 206,000
26 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 194,000
27 Wilson Logistics 141,800
28 Central Transport International 703,000
29 Daylight Transport 195,000
30 Carlile 180,000
31 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 153,000
32 Lakeville Motor Express 126,000
33 Midwest Motor Express 95,400
34 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 14,000
35 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
36 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 217,000
37 Transportes Castores de Baja California 207,200
38 Servicio de Transportacion Jaguar 88,800
39 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 84,900
40 Transportes Comandos del Norte 59,200
41 Transportes de Carga FEMA 52,300
42 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 41,400
43 Transportes del Valle 40,500
44 Transportes Leon-Mexico 33,500
45 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 29,400
46 Averitt Express 717,000

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,920,950
2 Swift Truckload 3,019,295
3 Schneider 2,090,953
4 Hub Group Dedicated 250,000
5 TFI International 1,231,714
6 Landstar System 1,900,406
7 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,533,981
8 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,320,000
9 CRST International 905,000
10 Universal Truckload 629,200
11 G&P Trucking 206,673
12 Penske Logistics 1,500,000
13 NFI Transportation 315,000
14 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 900,368
15 Crete Carrier Corp. 780,000
16 Forward Air Corp. 164,300
17 Anderson Trucking Service 156,577
18 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937
19 Ruan 524,127
20 Celadon Trucking Services 850,000
21 Day & Ross Freight 100,433
22 Covenant Transport Services 375,564
23 Marten Transport Ltd. 157,370
24 Mercer Transportation Co. 83,178
25 Western Express Inc. 315,095
26 Canada Cartage 452,728
27 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272
28 Bison Transport Inc. 304,782
29 TransX Group of Companies 88,972
30 Shevell Group 20,000
31 Dart Holding Co. 349,031
32 Cowan Systems 258,761
33 P.A.M. Transport 432,852
34 Evans Network of Cos. 50,500
35 Roehl Transport Inc. 207,048
36 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168
37 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940
38 Epes Carriers Inc. 216,652
39 Challenger Motor Freight 258,006
40 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 132,440
41 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 232,896
42 Brown Trucking Co. 168,218
43 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 16,600
44 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500
45 System Freight 76,407
46 Titan Transfer Inc. 87,808
47 Cardinal Logistics Management 935,000
48 SLH Transport 71,003
49 CalArk Inc. 99,434
50 Abilene Motor Express 85,350
51 Dupre Logistics 47,677
52 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,020,895
53 USA Truck 295,807
54 Black Horse Carriers 337,500
55 J. Rayl Transport 76,408
56 Bolt Express 14,555
57 A.D. Transport Express 100,000
58 Freight Exchange 60,000
59 Auto Lineas America 169,600
60 Transportistas Unidos Mexicano 141,000
61 Transportadora Nacional 136,100
62 Transportes Cuauhtemoc 127,200
63 Trans-Mex Inc. 111,000
64 Auto Lineas Regiomontanas 97,600
65 Grupo TMM / Lacto Comercial Organizada 85,800
66 Express Tres Fronteras 71,000
67 Transportes Quintanilla 65,100
68 Central de Fletes Monterrey / Transportes Gonzalez (Grupo MG) 64,100
69 Transportadora Egoba 62,100
70 Transportes Especializados Antonio de la Torre e Hijos 61,200
71 Transportes de Nuevo Laredo 58,200
72 Transportes Lar-Mex 53,300
73 Fletes Internacionales Coss 51,300
74 Transportes Lopez e Hijos 43,400
75 TRACOMEX 42,400
76 Transportes Elola 39,400
77 Transportes Internacionales JCV 38,400
78 Ryder Capital 37,000
79 Transportes Canales 36,500
80 Centauros del Sureste 31,700
81 Transportes Unidos Tampiquenos 31,600
82 Autotransportes Rapidos de Aguascalientes 31,400
83 Grupo GOR 31,200
84 Transportes Sultana 29,500
85 Autotransportes Dasa 28,600
86 Titanium Transportation Group 91,258
87 Raven Transport 89,000
88 Star Transportation 53,652

Top Intermodal/Drayage Carriers

Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Top Package/Courier Carriers

Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers

Top Household Goods/Commercial Delivery Carriers

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)
1 Landstar System 20,130
2 XPO Logistics 253,500
3 Active Aero Group 720,000
4 Forward Air Corp. 570,800
5 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700
6 LoadOne 97,000
7 Bolt Express 31,839

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Oak Harbor Freight Lines ($197 million), Ed and David Vander Pol are co-presidents of this regional LTL carrier established in 1916 and based in Auburn, Wash. The company operates a network of 33 terminals in five western states.
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YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
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Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
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J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
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Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
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Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
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United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
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FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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