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 Yearsort descending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
36 - Cardinal Logistics Holdings 1,000,600 - 4,642 3,020 9,725
86 - Dependable Supply Chain Services 278,000 - - 321 1,220
24 - R+L Carriers 1,452,000 - 10,000 5,958 12,604
88 - TransAm Trucking Inc. 270,000 - - 1,144 1,818
56 - OnTrac Inc. 525,000 - 3,000 55 571
73 - TMC Transportation 394,000 - - - -
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
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
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
9 9 Landstar System 3,167,634 137,350 1,197 9,186 15,170
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
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
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
17 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,683,834 194,247 3,661 6,246 12,309
21 19 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,500,000 - 10,135 7,000 15,500
21 20 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
25 21 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,421,975 - 7,561 6,869 10,404
21 23 Penske Logistics 1,500,000 - 14,180 2,704 8,785
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
28 25 Saia Inc. 1,218,481 48,024 9,000 4,000 13,000
20 26 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,526,207 - 10,000 463 1,280
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
30 29 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 1,118,034 93,863 5,500 4,705 9,915
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
31 32 Averitt Express 1,091,475 - - 4,500 14,623
35 33 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,030,000 - 5,500 5,130 12,883
39 34 Lynden Inc. 925,000 - 2,800 768 2,889
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
34 37 Anderson Trucking Service 1,032,144 - 1,410 2,372 6,300
40 38 Ruan 872,184 - 5,546 3,425 8,165
41 39 Atlas World Group 795,239 - - 2,159 -
52 41 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937 56,386 3,600 5,049 15,218
43 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 758,000 - - - -
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
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
49 46 Stevens Transport 662,450 77,990 2,703 2,690 3,795
42 46 Daseke Inc. 770,000 -8,700 3,400 3,500 7,300
46 47 Marten Transport Ltd. 671,144 33,464 3,622 2,848 4,854
54 49 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
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
55 52 Western Express Inc. 527,909 38,334 3,000 2,582 7,366
70 53 USA Truck 429,099 -7,699 2,000 1,415 5,605
53 54 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 605,538 - 4,600 2,400 6,000
56 54 United Road Services Inc. 525,000 - 1,700 1,835 1,200
63 55 Mercer Transportation Co. 449,337 - 295 2,228 2,400
62 57 Canada Cartage 452,728 - 3,110 2,429 2,736
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
59 59 Evans Network of Cos. 505,000 - 320 3,865 650
66 60 Shevell Group 436,000 - 3,895 1,550 3,902
71 61 TransX Group of Companies 423,678 - 2,617 1,560 4,410
67 62 Cowan Systems 434,018 - 1,915 2,059 5,111
65 63 California Cartage Co. 440,000 - 1,500 - -
74 65 Bison Transport Inc. 432,084 - 2,559 1,439 4,475
68 66 P.A.M. Transport 432,852 11,101 2,463 - 5,699
72 66 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940 - 1,900 1,400 5,100
69 68 Bennett International Group 429,616 - 998 1,338 1,892
64 69 Dart Holding Co. 441,845 - 1,273 2,187 6,963
75 70 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168 - 2,000 1,805 3,900
76 70 Roehl Transport Inc. 355,323 - 2,485 1,995 4,898
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
80 74 Maverick USA Inc. 334,953 - 2,119 1,675 2,453
82 75 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
85 76 Koch Companies Inc. 280,000 - 1,150 1,001 5,250
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
95 79 Comcar Industries 240,054 - - 1,592 4,660
84 80 IMC Cos. 293,000 - 1,875 1,515 91
98 81 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 237,311 - 1,872 1,303 3,101
89 82 Challenger Group 258,006 - - - -
90 83 Trans-System Inc. 252,500 - 1,100 1,021 1,600
91 84 Foodliner/Quest Liner 252,275 - 1,261 1,173 2,185
96 86 John Christner Trucking 239,015 14,998 232 844 1,060
99 87 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 233,900 5,200 1,392 1,300 2,100
97 89 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500 - 1,637 1,130 2,200
87 91 Transport Investments Inc. 276,000 - 200 1,150 2,100
100 94 A&R Logistics 229,258 - 1,100 900 1,200
77 96 Central Freight Lines 347,800 - - 1,127 7,852
44 113 Central Transport International 703,000 - - 3,180 6,543

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

Top Mail Carriers

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On the Bubble

Transportes Castores de Baja California ($207 million), Headquartered in the historic town of Leon in the central state of Guanajuata, this Mexican fleet provides less-than-truckload and parcel delivery services throughout the country with a fleet of 450 tractors, 180 straight trucks and 650 trailers.
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Atlas Trucking maintenance facility

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Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
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FedEx Names Raj Subramaniam New President, COO

David Bronczek and Raj Subramaniam

FedEx Corp. is elevating Raj Subramaniam to the position of president and chief operating officer in the wake of the departure of David Bronczek, who the company said is making a “personal decision” to retire.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
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George Soros Cuts Stake in Agriculture Giant ADM

ADM

Billionaire George Soros has cut his holdings in agriculture giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. by more than half as the company contends with sluggish commodity markets amid the U.S.-China trade war.

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Pepsi Soothes Investors With Sales Growth, Plans for Payouts

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PepsiCo Inc. rose in early trading as investors brushed off a lower profit forecast, instead focusing on sales growth in snacks and North American beverages and the company’s plans to return about $8 billion to shareholders this year.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
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XPO Logistics Reports Disappointing Earnings

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics reported disappointing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 and lowered its guidance for 2019 due, in large part, to a sharp drop-off in shipments from its largest customer — believed to be Amazon.com.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 14, 2019
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Class 8 Sales Jump 39.7% in January

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Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
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FedEx Logistics Announces Headquarters Move

Former Gibson Guitar factory in Memphis

FedEx Logistics will move its global headquarters to the former Gibson Guitar factory building in Memphis, Tenn., according to a Feb. 12 press release.

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Fleets Offer Salaries, Other Pay Models to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Shortage

Driver behind the wheel

Cents per mile remains the dominant form of pay in the for-hire truckload sector, but its dominance is not as strong as it once was as fleets embrace alternative pay models that take cyclicality out of driver pay. Fleets that have implemented new payment methods said drivers appreciate the steady...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 13, 2019
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Federal Framework on Autonomous Vehicles Policy Essential, UPS Executive Says

Tom Jensen

WASHINGTON — Nationwide policy for autonomous cars and trucks has the potential of facilitating the flow of freight while improving safety, according to a senior executive at UPS Inc. on Feb. 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2019
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New England Motor Freight Shutdown Shakes Less-Than-Truckload Freight Market

New England Motor Freight

In a move sure to shake up the regional less-than-truckload freight market in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, New England Motor Freight filed for bankruptcy Feb. 11 and said it intends to wind down all of its trucking operations.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 12, 2019

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