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) Employees Tractors* Trailerssort descending
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 - - - -
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
82 84 IMC Cos. 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
39 59 Evans Delivery 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
51 56 United Road Services 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
81 87 Transport Investments 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
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
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
67 - Eagle Express Lines 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
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
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
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
42 43 Quality Distribution 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
89 85 Koch Cos. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
45 51 Day & Ross 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
31 32 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
72 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
25 26 C.R. England 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
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
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
47 47 Covenant Transportation Group 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
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
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
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
53 52 Heartland Express 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
15 16 Werner Enterprises 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
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
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
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
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
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YRC Posts Narrowed Q3 Loss, Will Change Corporate Name to Yellow

In 2018 a Yellow truck pulls YRC and Roadway trailers

YRC Worldwide Inc. narrowed its losses during the third quarter, announced plans to change its name to Yellow and expanded its board of directors.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Universal Logistics Reports Higher Net Income of $13.6M for Q3

Universal Logistics tractors

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. reported higher third-quarter net income, lifted largely by the recovery in automotive production.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Income of $15.7M for Q3

Daseke truck on highway

Daseke Inc. reported that its third-quarter bottom line result rebounded to a profit from a loss a year ago.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

USA Truck Posts Strong Net Income During Q3

USA Truck

USA Truck Inc. reported that its third-quarter bottom-line result swung to a profit from a loss in the year-ago period.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Lower Q3 Earnings as Pandemic Pressures Profits

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. saw net income decease year-over-year in the third quarter, a result of effects driven by the pandemic, the carrier reported Oct. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Hub Group’s Q3 Earnings Lower as Pricing Issues Squeeze Profits

Hub Group reported lower third-quarter earnings as pricing issues hurt its profit margin.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020
Business, Top 100

Saia Reports 26% Net Income Gain in Q3

Saia truck crosses bridge

Saia Inc. posted a strong gain in profit even as revenue grew modestly in the third quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider National Reports Increased Net Income in Q3

Schneider

Schneider National saw net income soar during the third quarter as demand surged, the company reported Oct. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Increases Net Income but Sees Lower Revenue in Q3

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises posted mixed results as profits increased on lower revenue during the third quarter, the company announced Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Reports Profit Increase; Record Set for Used Vehicle Sales in Q3

Ryder trucks and facility

Ryder System Inc. reported net income rose and revenue dipped in the third quarter, as it noted used vehicles sales set a record.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020

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