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

Retailers, Logistics Firms Establish Warehouses Closer to Cities

Prologis warehouse near Seattle

Retailers and logistics firms are establishing warehouses closer to large urban centers to keep up with rising consumer demand for faster delivery of products ordered online, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

UPS Invests $450 Million in CNG Trucks, Stations

UPS CNG truck

UPS Inc. announced it will spend $450 million to add 6,000 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas as well as supporting infrastructure beginning next year.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100, TCA

Penske Truck Leasing Adds Terminal Tractor to Its EV Fleet

Penske Truck Leasing HQ

Penske Truck Leasing is growing its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor (T2E).

October 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Plans Pivot of Cutting Costs, Adding Council of CEOs

Phil Byrd and Chris Easter

SAN DIEGO — Daseke Inc. is launching a series of business improvement plans that includes an internal council of CEOs from flatbed carriers it owns, and that targets reducing operating ratios and cutting costs at its Addison, Texas, headquarters, company executives told Transport Topics.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Top 100

Omnitracs Announces Rollout of Unified Technology Platform

Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway unit

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs announced the launch of its Omnitracs One fleet-management platform, which unifies its various in-cab and back-office systems into a single offering.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Technology Should Be Majority Player in Supply Chain, Coyote Says

Coyote Logistics sign

Supply chain managers should give AI and other technologies 60% of tasks, according to a recent report by Coyote Logistics, a UPS Inc. subsidiary based in Chicago.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Off 71% From Year-Ago Levels

Peterbilts on the assembly line

North American Class 8 orders in September cleared 12,000 units, ACT Research reported, citing preliminary data, but the volume remained just a faint shadow of what occurred a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business, Top 100

Pepsi Says Higher Prices Haven’t Quenched Consumer Demand

Pepsi

PepsiCo Inc. is getting a boost from higher prices on its drinks and snacks, a sign U.S. consumers still feel good amid recent indicators of a looming economic slowdown.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

CEO Brad Jacobs Looks to Grow XPO, According to Analysts

Bradley Jacobs

Brad Jacobs built XPO Logistics through aggressive mergers and acquisitions over the past eight years, only to cool to purchasing other companies. The high-profile CEO now appears to be back in acquisition mode.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 2, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

DHL Express Announces 2020 Rates

DHL truck

DHL Express is the latest company to announce it is raising rates effective Jan. 1.

September 30, 2019

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