2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
1 1 UPS Inc. 65,872,000 4,910,000 454,000 18,683 97,746
2 2 FedEx Corp. 63,864,000 4,465,000 425,000 29,873 113,218
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
5 30 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
6 5 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
9 10 TFI International 3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
15 16 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
25 26 C.R. England Inc. 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
28 20 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
31 32 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
39 59 Evans Network of Cos. 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
42 43 Quality Distribution Inc. 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
44 36 Cardinal Logistics Holdings 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
45 51 Day & Ross Transportation 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
48 46 Marten Transport Ltd. 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
51 56 United Road Services Inc. 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
52 58 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
53 52 Heartland Express Inc. 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
56 45 Trimac Transportation 576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
58 55 Western Express Inc. 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines Inc. 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
65 74 Bison Transport Inc. 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
67 - Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
68 64 Dart Holding Co. 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
72 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
78 76 Roehl Transport Inc. 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
80 80 Maverick USA Inc. 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
82 84 IMC Cos. 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
85 83 Cassens Transport 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
89 85 Koch Companies Inc. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
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Marten Transport Posts Record Results in Third Quarter

Marten Transport

Marten Transport Ltd. reported its best quarterly operating results ever, among the first of what is expected to be a string of bullish financial reports from trucking companies in the third quarter.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Returns to Historical Levels of Profitability

Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc. is getting back to its old self. The North Liberty, Iowa-based truckload carrier has been battling to restore its historically rich profit margins after the acquisition of Interstate Distributor Co. in July 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Revenue Soars, but Profits Lag in Third Quarter

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported a big bump in revenue in the third quarter as higher rates boosted the top line for each of its four freight segments. Profits, however, did not keep pace as the company dealt with outstanding legal issues and absorbed start-up costs for several new large...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces Hiring Blitz for Holiday Shipping Season

UPS driver and truck

UPS Inc. plans to hire as many as 40,000 seasonal employees nationwide when it holds a one-day hiring blitz, the package delivery giant announced Oct. 15. UPS will hold 170 job fairs Oct. 19 and hire employees on the spot.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018
Business, Top 100

Element Sells Stock, Winds Down Investment in Celadon Joint Venture

Celadon

Element Fleet Management Corp. has sold 45 million shares of stock to a group of banks and investment firms for $300 million and will use the net proceeds to pay down debt and implement a plan to “meaningfully” improve the company’s financial performance and position the business for growth.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Universal Expands Drayage Business With Purchase of Specialized Rail Service

Universal

Universal Logistics Holdings expanded its intermodal drayage business in the western United States with the purchase of Specialized Rail Service Inc. for $12.3 million.

Transport Topics
October 15, 2018
Business, Top 100

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Contract With UPS

UPS

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ratified a new five-year contract with UPS Inc. for the company’s estimated 255,000 drivers and other employees who handle small freight.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Set to Acquire 5,000 Robots From Peter Thiel-Backed Startup

XPO logistics robot arm

XPO Logistics Inc. will buy 5,000 warehouse robots from a Singapore startup backed by billionaire Peter Thiel as part of a deal that makes XPO the only logistics provider to use the technology in North America, the U.K. and eight other European countries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

The Integration Challenge

Man tracking fleets on two monitors

The cloud computing services offered by businesses such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft Azure have made integration easier to accomplish. But there's a catch: The task of integrating systems “is never-ending,” technology executives say.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
October 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Accelerates Network Expansion

Old Dominion Freight Lines truck

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced it has upgraded six service centers as it continues to expand its network of 233 locations.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2018

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