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)sort descending Employees Tractors Trailers
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
39 59 Evans Delivery Company 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
56 45 Trimac Transportation 576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
72 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
25 26 C.R. England Inc. 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
89 85 Koch Companies Inc. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
42 43 Quality Distribution Inc. 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
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
45 51 Day & Ross Transportation Group 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
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
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
82 84 IMC Companies 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
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
51 56 United Road Services Inc. 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
67 - Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
52 58 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
6 5 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
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
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
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
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
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
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
48 46 Marten Transport Ltd. 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
15 16 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
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
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
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
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 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
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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Old Dominion Moves Into Expanded Facility in Mobile

Old Dominion Freight Line

Trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line held a ribbon-cutting March 13 to celebrate its move to a larger facility for its Mobile, Ala., service center, one of five in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

New England Motor Freight Increases Severance Packages for Employees

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About 2,500 workers will get additional severance pay from New England Motor Freight, a New Jersey-based carrier that declared bankruptcy in February, according to an attorney representing terminated employees.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Tennessee Panel OKs $10 Million for FedEx Project in Memphis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee panel has approved a $10 million economic development grant to establish the FedEx Logistics headquarters in downtown Memphis.

March 11, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

February Class 8 Orders Slow; Backlog Falls

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Class 8 orders for February trickled in to reach 16,900, down 58% compared with a year earlier, reflecting a backlog already swollen by record demand in 2018, reports ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

In Driver Recruitment, Both Old and New Media Matter

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Today’s recruitment efforts to attract truck drivers have tended to lean on digital media. But in a sea of digital information, recruitment opportunities can be lost. That concern is why some trucking companies are returning to older media approaches for recruitment.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

TFI International Acquires Schilli, Toronto Tank Lines

TFI International

TFI International Inc., one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in the United States and Canada, is making moves in the tanker business, snapping up two trucking companies in February.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Parcel Pro Partners With Jewelry Manufacturing Group to Ship Luxury Goods

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Parcel Pro, a UPS Capital company, has partnered with Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America to provide MJSA premier members access to technology and insured shipping at a time when e-commerce is causing sales of luxury goods to boom, according to a company news release.

March 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Reports Record Results for 4Q, Full Year

TFI

TFI International reported a 60% increase in profits in the final quarter of 2018 from the comparable quarter in 2017, part of the trucking and logistics company’s record results for the quarter and the full year.

February 28, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Expands Private Fleet Delivery, Adds New Intermodal Service

Walmart

Walmart has begun expanding the scope and capabilities of its private fleet, taking over store distribution from dedicated contract carriers at facilities in Maine, Indiana and Ohio, while also adding a new intermodal service using a proprietary container design and company drivers to provide...

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

PepsiCo Buys Wellness-Focused Muscle Milk in New CEO’s First Move

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New PepsiCo Inc. CEO Ramon Laguarta has made his first acquisition, purchasing the maker of sports and wellness products Muscle Milk from Hormel Foods Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

Jonathan Roeder | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2019

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