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

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Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

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Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has acquired A&R Logistics and will partner with management to expand the company’s business and make additional acquisitions, according to a statement issued May 7.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
May 8, 2019
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FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

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As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
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UPS, Teamsters Finalize New Five-Year Labor Contract

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UPS Inc. and an estimated 255,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are now working under a new five-year agreement that brings labor stability to the Atlanta-based shipping giant. The contract took effect on April 29 after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2019
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Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
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Werner Enterprises Revenue, Net Income Rise in 1Q

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises Inc., a transportation and logistics company, said its total revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 increased 6% to $596.1 million versus the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to dedicated fleet expansion, higher contractual rates and lane-mix changes.

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April 30, 2019
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Celadon Group Sells Intermodal Operations to Bison Transport

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Celadon Group Inc. sold its North American container-on-flatcar intermodal operations to Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to an April 26 press release.

April 29, 2019
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Adoption of FA-4 Engine Oils Has Been Slow, but Early Tests May Point to Future Acceptance

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The American Petroleum Institute’s latest heavy-duty engine oil standards, designated CK-4 and FA-4, have been on the market for more than two years, but only CK-4 lubricants have by and large replaced the previous CJ-4 formulation.

April 29, 2019
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Walmart Capable of Matching Amazon’s One-Day Pledge, Analyst Says

Walmart truck

Walmart Inc. could easily match Amazon.com’s one-day delivery gambit, according to an analyst who worked at the world’s largest retailer.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
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Forward Air Reports Record Revenue, Profit in 1Q

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Forward Air Corp. reported record revenue and net income when the Greeneville, Tenn.-based carrier announced first-quarter earnings April 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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