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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company 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
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
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 22,795 64,066
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 27,558 15,170
10 10 TFI International 3,037,205 482,592 17,685 28,805 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
15 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,044,000 - 4,645 7,101 6,508
16 15 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,008,991 79,129 11,738 7,895 24,350
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
19 24 CRST International 1,546,000 - 7,849 6,682 13,811
20 26 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,900 15,500
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
26 23 C.R. England Inc. 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
27 27 NFI 1,250,000 - 8,300 3,118 8,300
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 4,002 11,943
30 29 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,118,034 93,863 5,500 5,153 9,915
31 32 Averitt Express 1,091,475 - - 4,500 14,623
32 30 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,072,751 24,244 6,275 6,710 4,154
33 32 Celadon Group Inc. 1,050,000 2,700 6,000 7,050 15,000
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 4,160 6,300
35 33 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,030,000 - 5,500 5,130 12,883
36 - Cardinal Logistics Holdings 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
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
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 882 2,889
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 4,314 -
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
43 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 758,000 - - - -
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 2,700 2,400
46 47 Marten Transport Ltd. 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,911 4,854
47 43 Covenant Transport Services 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
48 44 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
50 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
51 45 Day & Ross Transportation 640,515 - 1,829 2,804 4,010
52 41 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
54 49 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
55 52 Western Express Inc. 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,734 7,366
56 54 United Road Services Inc. 525,000 - 1,700 2,470 1,200
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
58 51 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272 - 3,267 2,474 4,998
59 59 Evans Network of Cos. 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
60 58 Dayton Freight Lines Inc. 498,370 - 4,010 1,387 3,664
61 58 PS Logistics 495,300 - 2,600 2,247 2,359
62 57 Canada Cartage 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 6,684 2,400
64 69 Dart Holding Co. 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
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
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 2,475 4,410
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,700 5,100
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -
74 65 Bison Transport Inc. 432,084 - 2,559 2,159 4,475
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 2,235 3,900
76 70 Roehl Transport Inc. 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
77 96 Central Freight Lines 347,800 - - 1,357 7,852
78 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 346,000 - 2,800 945 2,225
79 78 Black Horse Carriers 337,500 - 2,625 1,520 3,000
80 74 Maverick USA Inc. 334,953 - 2,119 1,760 2,453
81 71 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,073 24,333 1,535 1,392 -
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
83 74 Cassens Transport 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
85 76 Koch Companies Inc. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
86 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 278,000 - - 321 1,220
87 91 Transport Investments Inc. 276,000 - 200 3,450 2,100
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,236 1,600
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,386 2,185
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
93 - United Vision Logistics 245,000 - - 1,003 1,347
94 - Salmon Cos. 241,796 - - 713 1,092
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,894 4,660
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 874 1,060
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,160 2,200
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 237,311 - 1,872 1,656 3,101
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 1,050 1,200

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

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

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

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

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

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XPO Opens Final-Mile Distribution Hub in Toronto

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XPO Logistics has expanded its home-delivery business in Canada with the opening of a 50,000-square-foot distribution hub in Toronto.

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August 8, 2018
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Sunoco Completes Equity Purchase of Sandford Energy

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Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals said it has paid approximately $66 million to obtain the equity stake in Sandford Energy it did not already own, giving Sunoco full control of the company.

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August 7, 2018
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Oil Companies Fret as Congress Debates Russia Sanctions

Gazprom oil producing facility in the Yamal region, Russia.

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas executives have watched wearily in recent years as the relationship between the United States and Russia deteriorated, steadily closing off their ability to drill the vast shale plays underlying Siberia and the deep-water oil fields off Russia’s Arctic coast.

James Osborne | Houston Chronicle
August 3, 2018
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U.S. Xpress Revenue Grows 21.4% in Past Year

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A three-year turnaround in the operations and culture at U.S. Xpress Enterprises helped the Chattanooga, Tenn., trucking firm raise more than $250 million in an initial stock offering in June and deliver its best operating ratio in two decades this spring.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 3, 2018
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YRC Worldwide Reports Mixed 2Q Earnings Compared With 2017

YRC Worldwide truck

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a decline in second-quarter net income, even as operating revenue increased.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 2, 2018
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Saia Follows Industry Trend With Record Earnings in 2Q

Saia truck with twin trailers

In the midst of a buoyant economy, less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. on Aug. 1 reported record second-quarter earnings. Saia said operating revenue was up nearly 18%, reaching nearly $428.7 million, or $1.18 a share, compared with $364.4 million, or 69 cents a share, for the same period in 2017.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 1, 2018
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Universal Logistics Holdings Reports Revenue Record for 2Q

Universal Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc., a Warren, Mich., truckload carrier, said the company set a record for total operating revenue in the second quarter, reaching $366 million compared with $305 million in 2017.

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July 27, 2018
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New CNG Station Opens in Central Virginia

American Natural Gas station

American Natural Gas announced it opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas station in Lynchburg, Va. The facility will primarily serve CNG tractor-trailers operated from a nearby plant of PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, but it will also be open to the public.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Forward Air trailer

Forward Air Corp., a mostly expedited LTL carrier, reported July 26 second-quarter net income of $24.3 million, or 83 cents per share compared with $19.7 million, or 65 cents, a 23% increase from a year ago. The company’s operating revenue increased to $330.3 million compared with $283.9 million, a...

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Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut

Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018

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