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) Employeessort descending Tractors Trailers
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
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 Corp. 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
87 91 Transport Investments Inc. 276,000 - 200 1,150 2,100
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 844 1,060
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 2,228 2,400
59 59 Evans Network of Cos. 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,021 1,600
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 900 1,200
85 76 Koch Companies Inc. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 9,186 15,170
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,173 2,185
64 69 Dart Holding Co. 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 2,372 6,300
83 74 Cassens Transport 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
81 71 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,073 24,333 1,535 1,202 -
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,130 2,200
56 54 United Road Services Inc. 525,000 - 1,700 1,835 1,200
51 45 Day & Ross Transportation 640,515 - 1,829 1,531 4,010
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 237,311 - 1,872 1,303 3,101
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
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
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
80 74 Maverick USA Inc. 334,953 - 2,119 1,675 2,453
68 66 P.A.M. Transport 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
76 70 Roehl Transport Inc. 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
74 65 Bison Transport Inc. 432,084 - 2,559 1,439 4,475
61 58 PS Logistics 495,300 - 2,600 2,247 2,359
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 1,560 4,410
79 78 Black Horse Carriers 337,500 - 2,625 1,520 3,000
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
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
78 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 346,000 - 2,800 945 2,225
55 52 Western Express Inc. 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,582 7,366
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
62 57 Canada Cartage 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
50 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
58 51 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272 - 3,267 1,821 4,998
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 1,800 2,400
52 41 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
46 47 Marten Transport Ltd. 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,848 4,854
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
37 35 Forward Air Corp. 982,530 27,670 3,689 935 4,868
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
60 58 Dayton Freight Lines Inc. 498,370 - 4,010 1,387 3,664
47 43 Covenant Transport Services 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
36 - Cardinal Logistics Holdings 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
15 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,044,000 - 4,645 4,332 6,508
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
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
32 30 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,072,751 24,244 6,275 3,801 4,154
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
19 24 CRST International 1,546,000 - 7,849 6,682 13,811
26 23 C.R. England Inc. 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
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
28 25 Saia Inc. 1,218,481 48,024 9,000 4,000 13,000
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
20 26 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,000 15,500
16 15 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,008,991 79,129 11,738 7,100 24,350
12 12 ArcBest 2,700,219 18,652 13,000 4,387 21,361
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000 - 16,570 7,009 26,718
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
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
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
3 3 XPO Logistics 14,619,400 63,100 89,000 15,396 27,606
2 2 FedEx Corp. 57,570,000 1,907,000 400,000 29,733 108,041
1 1 UPS Inc. 60,906,000 3,431,000 434,000 - -

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

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

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

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

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

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YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

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Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

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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...

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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.

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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.

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January 9, 2019
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Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

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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.

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Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

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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.

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

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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.

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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
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