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)sort ascending 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 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 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 Delivery Company 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 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
45 51 Day & Ross Transportation Group 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 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 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 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 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 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 Transit Company 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 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 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
82 84 IMC Companies 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 Co. 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 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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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Tech Startups Cite Progress on Path to Self-Driving Trucks

Kodiak Robotics truck on highway

Over the past year, startups working to commercialize highly auto­mated heavy-duty trucks competed for more capital and engineers, and each pushed deeper into systems development.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Shipments Swell in Amazon Era

UPS and FedEx trucks

A $20 billion investment spree detailed by UPS CEO David Abney last year, a plan that initially rattled Wall Street, is bearing fruit. Profit margins are improving even as 112-year-old Big Brown copes with swelling volume from voracious online shoppers, who are typically less lucrative to serve...

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Announces 2020 Rate Increases

FedEx will raise rates in January of 2020

FedEx Corp. said on Sept. 16 that its customers will see shipping rate increases and surcharges effective Jan. 6, 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

PGT Trucking Makes Changes to Leadership Roles

PGT truck on highway

PGT Trucking Inc. announced changes to executive leadership in a Sept. 12 news release.

September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS to Pay $8.4 Million to Settle Claim of Overcharging Government

UPS logo on truck

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.

September 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

A. Duie Pyle Gets Temporary Location During Construction

A. Duie Pyle truck

Demand for services has prompted A. Duie Pyle to lease space while its permanent center is being built nearby.

Shawn Hardy | The Record Herald, (Waynesboro, Pa.)
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Names Drivers for Regional Run on Less Showcase

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth

Ten regional-haul drivers, whose experience ranges from one year to 42 years, will participate in the Regional Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow from Oct. 7 through Oct. 25, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced Sept. 10.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Business, Top 100

On-Time, In-Full

Walmart Trailer

To provide more aggressive delivery options, retailers have been placing increasingly stringent delivery windows on suppliers and their trucking companies.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
September 3, 2019
Business, Top 100

2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

US Foods truck

While stability reigns across much of this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list, the new rankings do reflect some significant shake-ups.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

Insourcing Versus Outsourcing Final-Mile Transportation

Aaron's Delivery Truck

As demand for file-mile delivery continues to expand, retailers must decide whether to outsource home delivery to a third-party carrier or handle it in-house through a private fleet.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019

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