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 Yearsort descending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
67 - Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
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
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
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
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
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 - - -
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
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
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
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
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
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
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
5 30 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
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
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
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
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
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
42 43 Quality Distribution Inc. 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
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
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
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
53 52 Heartland Express Inc. 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
51 56 United Road Services Inc. 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
52 58 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
39 59 Evans Delivery Company 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
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
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
82 84 IMC Companies 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
89 85 Koch Companies Inc. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
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
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon-FedEx Split Sets Battle Lines in E-Commerce Delivery Feud

A FedEx Ground truck

FedEx Corp.’s retreat from handling packages for Amazon.com Inc. signals that the lines are being drawn in the battle over surging e-commerce shipments.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Jack Cooper Files for Bankruptcy, but Pledges 'Business as Usual'

A Jack Cooper truck transports cars down a highway.

Despite filing for bankruptcy, it will be “business as usual” for Jack Cooper Ventures Inc.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner to Focus on 3PL, LTL After Net Losses in 2Q

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will narrow future operations to logistics and less-than-truckload after a disappointing second quarter, company officials said in an Aug. 7 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

fedex

FedEx Corp. is ending its ground-service delivery contract with Amazon.com, a sign the delivery giant is pulling away from the largest U.S. e-commerce company and focusing on other clients in the market, such as Walmart and Walgreens.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Freight, Agriculture Stakeholders Express Support for USMCA Trade Deal

Derek Leathers

WASHINGTON — Derek Leathers, the top executive of Werner Enterprises, joined other business leaders for a hearing on Capitol Hill on July 30 to call on lawmakers to approve a landmark new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

Eugene Mulero and Lianna Norman | Staff Reporters
July 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant 2Q Transport Revenue Up, Net Income Down

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. reported earnings of 33 cents per share on $6.1 million in net income in the quarter ending June 30, the company said in a July 24 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Sets Revenue Record in 2Q

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp.’s net income dropped 8.2% from the same quarter last year, the Greeneville, Tenn.-based company reported July 26. But at the same time, the company set a second-quarter record for revenue.

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

TFI International Reports Record Operating Income for 2Q

TFI International reported record results for its second quarter ending June 30, the company said in a July 25 press release.

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

China Rejects FedEx’s Defense for Rerouted Huawei Packages

FedEx Truck

China rebuffed FedEx Corp.’s claims that it mistakenly rerouted some Huawei Technologies Co. packages to the U.S. and warned that authorities found other violations by the American delivery firm, raising concern the company could face repercussions from Beijing.

Bloomberg News
July 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group’s Revenue Jumps 7.9% as Oil Service Remains in Demand

Mullen heavy-haul truck

Canadian carrier Mullen Group Ltd. increased revenue by C$23.3 million, or 7.9%, to $319 million in the second quarter ended June 30, according to a company news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019

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