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 ascending Employees Tractors Trailers
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
5 30 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
9 10 TFI International 3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
15 16 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
48 46 Marten Transport Ltd. 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
53 52 Heartland Express Inc. 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
31 32 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
6 5 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
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
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
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

Penske medium-duty truck

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
July 23, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Reports Company Record Revenue

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in the company’s 73-year history, according to a July 18 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported June 18 another quarter of profit improvement despite a weakening freight environment in the second quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 18, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Mixed 2Q Results

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported net income fell and revenue increased in the second quarter amid mixed results in its business units.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Acquires Carlisle Carrier, Expanding Northeastern Footprint

Cowan fleet

Baltimore trucking company Cowan Systems has acquired Carlisle Carrier Corp. of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Ryder Increases Dividend, Adds Maintenance Facility

Ryder

Ryder System Inc. increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 2 cents to 56 cents per share.

July 12, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Appoints Jason Bergman Chief Customer Officer

YRC Freight truck and trailers

Jason Bergman has been appointed chief customer officer for YRC Worldwide.

July 10, 2019
Business, Top 100

Roadrunner CFO Terence Rogers to Step Down in August

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Terence Rogers, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, has resigned from the company effective at the end of August.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

PepsiCo to Switch From Plastic to Cans for Aquafina Water

pepsi

PepsiCo Inc., facing an industrywide backlash against plastic, will experiment with putting its Aquafina water in cans.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings Results, Says 2020 Will Be Transitional Year

A FedEx Express truck on a highway in Kentucky

FedEx Corp. said its net income fell to negative territory in the fiscal fourth quarter, blunted by costs at its divisions as well as reorganization after a buyout.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 25, 2019

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