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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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)sort descending Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 900 1,200
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines 237,311 - 1,872 1,303 3,101
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,130 2,200
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 844 1,060
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,592 4,660
94 - Salmon Cos. 241,796 - - 713 1,092
93 - United Vision Logistics 245,000 - - 1,003 1,347
92 - Hirschbach Motor Lines 251,697 - 646 1,010 -
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,173 2,185
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,021 1,600
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
87 91 Transport Investments 276,000 - 200 1,150 2,100
86 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 278,000 - - 321 1,220
85 76 Koch Cos. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
83 74 Cassens Transport Co. 317,557 - 1,419 1,364 1,364
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
81 71 Epes Carriers Inc. 332,073 24,333 1,535 1,202 -
80 74 Maverick USA 334,953 - 2,119 1,675 2,453
79 78 Black Horse Carriers 337,500 - 2,625 1,520 3,000
78 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 346,000 - 2,800 945 2,225
77 96 Central Freight Lines 347,800 - - 1,127 7,852
76 70 Roehl Transport 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 1,805 3,900
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,400 5,100
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 1,560 4,410
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
74 65 Bison Transport 432,084 - 2,559 1,439 4,475
68 66 P.A.M. Transport 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
67 62 Cowan Systems 434,018 - 1,915 2,059 5,111
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
64 69 Dart Transit Company 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 2,228 2,400
62 57 Canada Cartage 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
61 58 PS Logistics 495,300 - 2,600 2,247 2,359
60 58 Dayton Freight Lines 498,370 - 4,010 1,387 3,664
59 59 Evans Delivery 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
58 51 Mullen Group 520,272 - 3,267 1,821 4,998
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
56 54 United Road Services 525,000 - 1,700 1,835 1,200
55 52 Western Express 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,582 7,366
54 49 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
52 41 Heartland Express 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
51 45 Day & Ross 640,515 - 1,829 1,531 4,010
50 52 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 649,972 - 3,178 866 2,072
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
48 44 Jack Cooper Holdings 667,849 - - 2,119 2,126
47 43 Covenant Logistics Group 670,651 16,835 4,400 2,535 7,389
46 47 Marten Transport 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,848 4,854
45 42 Trimac Transportation 700,000 - 3,400 1,800 2,400
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543
43 42 Quality Distribution 758,000 - - - -
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 2,159 -
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
38 36 KLLM Transport Services 937,000 - - 3,815 5,300
37 35 Forward Air 982,530 27,670 3,689 935 4,868
36 - Cardinal Logistics 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
35 33 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,030,000 - 5,500 5,130 12,883
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 2,372 6,300
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
31 32 Averitt Express 1,091,475 - - 4,500 14,623
30 29 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,118,034 93,863 5,500 4,705 9,915
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
27 27 NFI 1,250,000 - 8,300 2,793 8,300
26 23 C.R. England 1,304,898 - 7,883 4,165 5,990
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
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
19 24 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,546,000 - 7,849 6,682 13,811
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
16 15 Werner Enterprises 2,008,991 79,129 11,738 7,100 24,350
15 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 2,044,000 - 4,645 4,332 6,508
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000 - 16,570 7,009 26,718
13 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 2,658,745 169,172 - 67,900 42,800
12 12 ArcBest 2,700,219 18,652 13,000 4,387 21,361
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 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
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 9,186 15,170
8 8 Hub Group 3,572,790 74,805 2,755 2,705 436
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
5 5 Yellow Corp. 4,697,500 21,500 32,000 14,300 44,500
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 6,555,459 432,090 22,172 14,805 30,330
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 - -
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Groendyke Transport ($206 million), Founded in 1932 by Harold Groendyke and now headed by his son John Groendyke, this family-owned carrier based in Enid, Okla., operates a fleet of 913 company-owned tractors and 1,693 tank truck trailers.
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Ceva Logistics Board Rejects Stock Buyout Bid by CMA CGM

Ceva

Ceva Logistics’ board of directors has recommended that shareholders reject a tender offer from CMA CGM to buy all of the publicly held shares of stock in the Swiss company, saying the price of 30 Swiss francs per share is too low.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Fleets Eye Camera Systems to Replace Mirrors

Interior cab with MirrorEye

Camera monitor systems designed to replace a truck’s conventional side mirrors are getting favor­able reviews from drivers, according to exec­utives at fleets that are testing the new technology, which also recently received a nod of approval from federal regulators.

January 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Express Agrees to Buy International Business From Israeli Firm

FedEx Express van

FedEx Express is acquiring the international express delivery business of Flying Cargo Group, a company based in Israel that has been a service partner with FedEx since 1990, company officials announced Jan. 15.

January 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Ryder Expands Truck-Sharing Platform to South Florida

Coop open on cellphone

Ryder System Inc. announced it has expanded its digital truck-sharing platform, Coop by Ryder, to South Florida.

January 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

UPS Worker

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Oaktree Capital Invests $450 Million in Rail Transportation Firm Watco

Watco mechanical repair shop in Neodesha, Kan.

Oaktree Capital Management is investing $450 million and forming a strategic partnership with Watco Cos., a privately owned company that provides a broad range of rail transportation services in North America and Australia.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

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
Business, Logistics, Top 100

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 | Senior Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

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
Business, Logistics, Top 100

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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