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
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
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
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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Oil Companies Fret as Congress Debates Russia Sanctions

Gazprom oil producing facility in the Yamal region, Russia.

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas executives have watched wearily in recent years as the relationship between the United States and Russia deteriorated, steadily closing off their ability to drill the vast shale plays underlying Siberia and the deep-water oil fields off Russia’s Arctic coast.

James Osborne | Houston Chronicle
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Revenue Grows 21.4% in Past Year

U.S. XPress truck

A three-year turnaround in the operations and culture at U.S. Xpress Enterprises helped the Chattanooga, Tenn., trucking firm raise more than $250 million in an initial stock offering in June and deliver its best operating ratio in two decades this spring.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Reports Mixed 2Q Earnings Compared With 2017

YRC Worldwide truck

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a decline in second-quarter net income, even as operating revenue increased.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Follows Industry Trend With Record Earnings in 2Q

Saia truck with twin trailers

In the midst of a buoyant economy, less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. on Aug. 1 reported record second-quarter earnings. Saia said operating revenue was up nearly 18%, reaching nearly $428.7 million, or $1.18 a share, compared with $364.4 million, or 69 cents a share, for the same period in 2017.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 1, 2018
Business, Top 100

Universal Logistics Holdings Reports Revenue Record for 2Q

Universal Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc., a Warren, Mich., truckload carrier, said the company set a record for total operating revenue in the second quarter, reaching $366 million compared with $305 million in 2017.

July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

New CNG Station Opens in Central Virginia

American Natural Gas station

American Natural Gas announced it opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas station in Lynchburg, Va. The facility will primarily serve CNG tractor-trailers operated from a nearby plant of PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, but it will also be open to the public.

July 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Forward Air trailer

Forward Air Corp., a mostly expedited LTL carrier, reported July 26 second-quarter net income of $24.3 million, or 83 cents per share compared with $19.7 million, or 65 cents, a 23% increase from a year ago. The company’s operating revenue increased to $330.3 million compared with $283.9 million, a...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 26, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut

Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Landstar Profit Jumps on Record Revenue

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported record second-quarter net income of $62.5 million, or $1.51 a share, a rise of 67% from $37.5 million, and 89 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Surges as Jump in Foreign Sales Defies Rising Trade Tensions

UPS Inc. rose the most in almost seven years as international sales surged and the courier’s ambitious investment plans started to win over investors.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018

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