2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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
67 - Eagle Express Lines 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 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
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
81 87 Transport Investments 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 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 Cos. 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 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
51 56 United Road Services 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 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
82 84 IMC Cos. 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 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
52 58 Mullen Group 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 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 Transportation Group 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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U.S. Xpress Names Matt Herndon President of Dedicated Unit

U.S. Xpress truck

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced the appointment of Matt Herndon to president of dedicated services.

September 3, 2020
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Mullen Group Acquires Remaining Shares of Pacific Coast Express Limited

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Mullen Group has acquired the remaining shares of Pacific Coast Express Ltd., the company announced Sept. 1.

September 3, 2020
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Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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Mouse over our interactive map to find out where the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers are located by region in North America.

August 29, 2020
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Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers List

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Through financial and logistical challenges, the companies on this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list have been finding ways to navigate this turbulent time while ensuring that shipments continue to reach their destinations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Respond to Higher E-Commerce Demand

Brakebush Bros. truck

Private fleet operators have been riding a roller coaster since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2020
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August 29, 2020
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Walmart Cuts 230 Million Tons of Emissions, With Supplier Help

A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem,  Pa.  (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has cut 230 million metric tons of greenhouse gases out of its supply chain in the past three years, putting the world’s largest retailer on track to achieve its 2030 emissions goal.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Completes Strategic Transformation, Focuses on LTL Business

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems said it consists solely of its less-than-truckload operations, having finished its multiyear restructuring plan earlier this year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trimble Aims to Streamline Supply-Chain Collaboration

James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation

Trimble Transportation has set out to create a more seamless and transparent supply chain by enabling closer collaboration among carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 25, 2020

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