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 descending Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
89 85 Koch Companies Inc. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
82 84 IMC Companies 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
72 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
67 - Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
56 45 Trimac Transportation 576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
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
52 58 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
51 56 United Road Services Inc. 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
48 46 Marten Transport Ltd. 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
45 51 Day & Ross Transportation Group 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
42 43 Quality Distribution Inc. 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
39 59 Evans Delivery Company 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
31 32 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
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
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
25 26 C.R. England Inc. 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
15 16 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
9 10 TFI International 3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
6 5 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
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
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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Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Should Have Little Impact on Trucking, Experts Say

Milk case in grocery store

Trucking and agriculture officials said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Dean Foods and its decision to sell its assets to the national milk marketing cooperative Dairy Farmers of America is not an indication of a broader problem in the sector, at least in the short term.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Global Shipment Giant DHL Says Worst Is Over for Trade, Brexit

DHL vehicles

The worst may be over for global trade as tensions over Brexit and the U.S.-China relationship show signs of easing, according to John Pearson of DHL Express.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand

Top U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced talks with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. about a potential sale.

November 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Roadrunner Freight Partners With MyCarrierTMS

Roadrunner Freight

Roadrunner Freight, a business unit of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., has partnered with MyCarrierTMS to offer customers a free transportation management system, according to a news release from both companies.

November 12, 2019

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